$200 million for infrastructure upgrades at health services and agencies across Melbourne
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Hospitals 18 October 2021

$200 million for infrastructure upgrades at health services and agencies across Melbourne

Twenty-six health services, community health services, and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations will share $200 million in funding from the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund.

The fund was established in the 2020-21 State Budget and will support health services and agencies across Melbourne to meet service demand, helping patients return home more quickly.

It will also support the adoption of new technologies and the delivery of contemporary models of care – improving health care quality and safety for patients and staff.

Funding will support a variety of projects including:

  • construction - including replacement, reconfiguration, remodelling and refurbishment projects
  • equipment - including standalone furniture, fittings, medical equipment, engineering infrastructure and plant
  • information and communications technology
  • new technologies - including systems to reduce usage and increase efficiencies of power and/or water
  • compliance related capital and/or upgrade works, such as fire safety works, and infection prevention and control measures.

Successful projects funded through the 2020-21 Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund include:

  • $5.7 million for Aboriginal Community Elders Services in Brunswick for facility refurbishments including staff amenities, health, counselling and consultation rooms and a new kitchen.
  • $5.2 million to convert an existing facility into a modern, fit for purpose anatomical pathology lab at The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • $4.3 million to upgrade surgical services at Moorabbin Hospital
  • $3.4 million to replace the critical care ventilator fleet at The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Learn more about the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund via our dedicated project page.

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Last updated: 18 October 2021