Victorian health infrastructure gets a $320 million boost

February 24, 2021

The vital health infrastructure of Victorian hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations will be upgraded with a $320 million investment from the Victorian Government.

Making the announcement, the Minister for Health Martin Foley said: “This funding will help hospitals across the state deliver the high-quality care Victorians deserve and ensure our hospitals can continue doing what they do best – saving lives.”

To ensure Victorians are getting the best standard of healthcare, Minister Foley officially opened submissions for the new $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF) and the fifth round of the $120 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF).

“The new $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund will ensure our local health services have the vital infrastructure and equipment they need to continue to respond to the needs of their local community,” the Minister said.

MHIF will fund construction, remodelling and refurbishment projects, equipment, information and communication technology and other vital upgrade works to meet service demand, and improve safety and infection prevention and control measures at Melbourne’s busiest hospitals and community health services.

The RHIF was established to help regional and rural health services improve the safety and quality of services, service capacity, models of care, patient and staff amenity, and service efficiency.

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