Regional facilities 28 October 2022

More than $70 million for health infrastructure upgrades for rural and regional Victoria

Eighty-three health services and agencies will share more than $70 million in funding from the latest round of grants in the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF).

This investment will fund vital upgrades to infrastructure at hospitals across Victoria. It will create hundreds of jobs and ensure more rural and regional patients can access care close to home.

What will the funding go towards?

This latest funding will support 128 projects across the state.

It will deliver: 

  • operating theatre refurbishments
  • new waiting rooms
  • new hospital beds
  • accessible paths and ramps
  • more consulting rooms
  • expansion projects
  • equipment upgrades.

About the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund

The Victorian Government established the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund in 2016-17. The fund aims to assist regional and rural health services improve:

  • safety
  • quality of services
  • service capacity
  • models of care
  • patient and staff comfort
  • service efficiency. 

Since inception, the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund has funded more than 630 projects.

In the 2022-23 State Budget, the fund received an additional $300 million over four years, bringing the total funding to $790 million.

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

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Last updated: 28 October 2022