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Investment $1.2 billion
To make sure that every Victorian patient gets the quality care they need when they need it, this year’s Budget includes another $1.2 billion to build and expand hospitals across our state.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investments for:
This Budget provides $619 million in major metropolitan hospital upgrades and a new hospital, including:
Australia’s first standalone heart hospital
$396 million to fully fund Australia’s first standalone heart hospital, to provide the very best cardiac care for patients with heart disease, bringing the total investment to $543 million.
$124 million to implement a modern electronic medical records system for the Parkville Precinct.
$69.5 million for infrastructure renewal at the Alfred Hospital to upgrade the main block and five wards, and ensure the building continues to meet contemporary fire risk management standards.
$29.6 million to expand and reconfigure the Sunshine Hospital emergency department.
A further $627 million will be invested in improving our regional hospitals, including:
Ballarat Base Hospital
$462 million for the redevelopment of the Ballarat Base Hospital, which will include a new emergency department and intensive care unit.
Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department
$115 million to expand the Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department, adding new patient beds and operating theatres.
Regional Health Infrastructure Fund
$50 million for the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to continue the upgrade of rural and regional health facilities.