Hospitals 04 June 2018

Infrastructure upgrades for Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi patients can look forward to getting the surgery they need sooner after a funding boost from the Victorian Government for critical infrastructure upgrades at Wonthaggi Hospital.

Bass Coast Health will receive more than $1.9 million to use for five infrastructure upgrade projects at Wonthaggi Hospital that will improve the quality and safety of facilities for patients, visitors and staff.

The upgrades include a new emergency lift, five air handling units in patient care areas and new body protection for electrical wiring, as well as replacing medical air compressors and installation of back-up systems and a new fire panel system.

The infrastructure upgrades will benefit the local community by enabling doctors to meet increasing demand for surgical services, and reduce cancellations by expanding capacity.

The funding is through the Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, and comes on top of $3 million previously provided to Bass Coast Health for other infrastructure and medical equipment upgrades

Wonthaggi Hospital upgrade


Text: Wonthaggi Hospital upgrade

Images: The front entrance of the Wonthaggi Hospital. We see Daniel Andrews (Premier of Victoria) and Jill Hennessy MP (a previous Minister for Health) and other VIPs announcing to gathered media the rebuilding of the hospital.

Voiceover (Daniel Andrews): There will be $115 million dollars to essentially rebuild the Wonthaggi Hospital, and make it better than ever.

Text: Major $115 upgrade to Wonthaggi Hospital. New emergency department. Refurbished inpatient services. More operating theatres.

Voiceover (Daniel Andrews): That $115 million dollars will guarantee that Wonthaggi Hospital can become, and will become, a sub-regional hospital

Images: An ambulance at the ambulance entry to the hospital. Daniel Andrews is shaking hands with an elderly inpatient and wishing her many happy returns for her birthday.

Text: $114 million from the Victorian Government

Images: Footage of hospital staff showing the Premier and former health minister around the hospital, and finally, all gathered outside the hospital for a photograph and looking very happy.

Images: The closing slide is the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority logo, the web address and the Victoria State Government logo. 

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