Latest medical equipment to provide world-class healthcare
Having the latest life-saving medical equipment is vital for health services so they can continue providing world-class healthcare for all Victorians.
Since 2012, the Victorian Government has invested more than $350 million in the Medical Equipment Replacement Program (MERP) – providing public hospitals with important diagnosis tools and medical equipment for care that saves lives.
In 2020-21, the program provided 21 metropolitan and regional health services with cutting-edge equipment ranging from medical imaging machines to operating room microscopes and heart imaging equipment.
The medical equipment supports staff and patients in operating suites, emergency departments, surgical wards, intensive care units, neonatal and maternity services and specialist areas.
In many instances, it also means people who are unwell can be treated where they want to be – closer to home and their loved ones.
In this article we explore some of the recent recipients of Medical Equipment Replacement Program funding and the difference this makes to patients and staff.