No matter where they live, every Victorian deserves quality healthcare, close to home.
That’s why this Budget invests in the health of our regional communities, from newborn babies right through to aged care.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes regional healthcare investments for:
Ballarat Base Hospital
$462 million to redevelop and expand the Ballarat Base Hospital. This includes expanding the operating theatre complex, inpatient units, intensive care unit and clinical support, as well as providing a new emergency department, day treatment centre and acute mental health facility.
Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department
$115 million to expand the Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department, delivering better care for the broader Gippsland region. This includes more inpatient beds, new operating theatres and more space to treat people in emergency.
Regional Health Infrastructure Fund
An extra $50 million for the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to upgrade local hospitals and ensure regional Victorians can get the best healthcare, in the best facilities, wherever they live.