Hospitals 01 March 2024

Metro hospitals and health services to share $40 million for infrastructure upgrades

Melbourne health services are sharing $40 million in funding from the latest round of the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF).

The Fund supports metropolitan health and community health services and Aboriginal health organisations to undertake vital upgrades.

This round’s funding will allow 27 health services to undertake infrastructure and equipment upgrades. In total, 29 projects will go ahead.

Vital upgrades for Melbourne health services

Projects funded include an almost $4 million upgrade at the Royal Women’s Hospital.

The investment will be used to upgrade surgical equipment, including laparoscopic technology for keyhole surgery. This will help treat women suffering from illnesses like severe endometriosis.

Other hospitals receiving critical infrastructure funding include:

  • Alfred Hospital – $4 million to upgrade vital operating room equipment – including anaesthetic machines, operating tables and cardiac monitoring equipment – giving dedicated doctors and nurses the resources they need to deliver life-saving and life-changing surgery without delay
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital – $3.5 million for 22 new anaesthetic machine systems, enabling surgeons to perform a range of procedures using the latest technology, increasing safety and equipment reliability
  • St Vincent’s Hospital – $2.5 million to replace a bi-plane angiography unit that will improve the quality and safety of care for patients and staff by making it easier to determine the best treatment path
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute – $2.8 million for new endoscopes and equipment that will help deliver more effective endoscopies.

Learn more about the fund

The MHIF provides vital government funding to city and suburban health services and agencies across Melbourne.

Established in 2020, it provides funding for:

  • construction, remodelling and refurbishment projects
  • equipment
  • information and communication technology
  • other vital upgrade works.

This allows more people to be treated, improving their amenities and enhancing patient safety.    

To date, the fund has provided $265 million of funding to 110 projects across Melbourne.

Find out more about MHIF and see the list of projects.

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