Grant allocation 23 January 2024

More than $79.7 million for regional health infrastructure upgrades

Thirty-nine health services and agencies will share in more than $79.7 million funding from the latest round of grants under the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

This investment will fund vital upgrades to infrastructure at hospitals and health services across regional 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 45 projects across the state.

These include:

  • a new community health hub
  • antenatal clinic relocation
  • replacement anaesthetic machines
  • information technology upgrades
  • vehicle upgrades
  • family and child hub expansion and relocation
  • laboratory expansion
  • replacement of roofing and ventilation.

Project information will be added to the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund program page.

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 675 projects.

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

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