Health | March 16, 2017

Kealy calls for more health funding

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP spoke in Parliament last week to raise the need for further health infrastructure funding across Western Victoria, including Edenhope and Hamilton.

“Whether it is the aged care facility at Edenhope Hospital, or the Emergency Department and wards of Hamilton Hospital, our country region needs and deserves our fair share of Hospital capital funding - just as much as any of our city health counterparts”, Ms Kealy said.

After well over two years of the Andrews Labor Government, none of the 17 Hospital campuses in Lowan have received any major capital works funding.

“This is an absolute disgrace, showing sheer neglect for local patients and the vital clinical and administrative staff of our amazing local health services,” Ms Kealy said.

“We all deserve quality health services, whether we live in the city or the country, and it is important country communities are provided with first-class facilities.

“We have fantastic local clinical staff who deserve to be provided with quality facilities to support them in delivering the best possible standard of care to our people,” she said.

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