Equipment & engineering upgrades 09 August 2023

Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund inviting submissions

The 2023-24 round for the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF) is now open.

The fund provides grants to eligible public health services and agencies to upgrade vital health infrastructure. This helps people in city and suburban areas to access world-class care, closer to home.

Eligible public health services and agencies will share in $40 million of capital funding in this round.

The program will deliver a variety of projects across metropolitan Victorian including:

  • construction
  • remodelling
  • equipment
  • information and communication technology.

Previous projects have included:

  • $1.4 million for the Monash Medical Centre antenatal clinic upgrade and expansion
  • $977,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital to replace essential operating theatre equipment.

Applications

We encourage all eligible health services and agencies to participate by familiarising themselves with application requirements.

Full details can be found within the guidelines available via the program page.

All submissions must be made online via SmartyGrants.

Submissions close at 5.00 pm on 27 September 2023.

Learn more about the fund

The Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund provides vital government funding to city and suburban health services and agencies across Melbourne.

Established in 2020 the fund was created to:

  • improve the safety and quality of services
  • enhance service capacity and efficiency
  • support contemporary models of care
  • improve patient and staff amenity.

To date, the fund has provided $225 million of funding to 72 projects across Melbourne.

The 2023–24 State Budget has provided an extra $40 million for the latest funding round.

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

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