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Regional facilities 13 October 2022

Better access to allied health services

This Allied Health Professions Day, 14 October 2022, we’re revealing a first look at a new allied health precinct for the Inglewood and District Health Service.

The project means more people in Inglewood and surrounding communities will be able to access specialised treatment such as strength training and physiotherapy.

What is allied health?

In Victoria, allied health includes 27 professions and more than 42,500 practitioners. Allied health practitioners provide diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and support services to patients who are receiving care in hospital or in the community.

They play an integral role in the delivery of healthcare and often work in multidisciplinary health teams to provide specialised support to suit an individual’s needs. These types of specialist professions range from art therapy to radiography.

A new allied health precinct for regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is investing over $2.4 million to build a new allied health precinct at the Inglewood and Districts Health Service in north-western Victoria.

These new facilities will help the health service to support the health and wellbeing of the local community around southern Loddon Shire.

Funded through the $790 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the project will construct a gymnasium for rehabilitation treatment, care and support. This means more people will have access to services including strength training, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry.

There will also be modern student accommodation providing a comfortable and convenient place for medical, nursing and allied health students to stay during training and work placements. It will include private bedrooms, communal living, kitchen and dining areas along with landscaped gardens.

Franklin & Walsh Builders have been appointed to deliver the project, with construction expected to get underway later this year.

Take a look at the project’s newly released designs by Harmer Architecture.

About the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund

The $790 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund provides Victorian government funding to rural and regional health services and agencies. This funding enables health services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities. It is the largest program of its type in Victoria, having funded more than 480 projects since 2016.

Learn more about the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund via our dedicated program page.

Allied Health Professions Day was first held in England in 2018 and is now an international event celebrating and bringing together the allied health professional community. Read more on the Allied Health Professions Australia website.

Learn more about allied health in Victoria on the Department of Health website.

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Last updated: 14 October 2022