March 23, 2017

STATE FUNDING BOOST TO DELIVER NEW CT SCANNER FOR BALLARAT BASE HOSPITAL

 

Ballarat Health Services will share in a $60 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to modernise medical equipment with funding for a replacement of their CT scanner.

Ballarat is among the health services benefiting from this investment across the state with 11 hospitals to receive funding from the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and 10 hospitals to receive funding from the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure Replacement Program.

These programs help hospitals keep pace with new developments in state-of-the-art medical equipment, while also improving efficiency and reliability by installing new models of hospital infrastructure.

Hospitals across Victoria will replace ageing life-saving medical equipment with the most up-to-date, cutting edge technology that will improve patient outcomes.

The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2016/17 delivered an extra $2.45 billion for health, so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure and keep Victorians healthy.

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Mr Geoff Howard

“We are making sure patients in Ballarat can get the high quality care they need and deserve, sooner and closer to home.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Wendouree Ms Sharon Knight

“By upgrading equipment and infrastructure, we’re giving our hard working doctors and nurses at Ballarat Hospital the support the need to do what they do best – which is keeping us healthy and saving lives.”