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Victorian metro health services to share $25 million in funding for vital infrastructure upgrades
Melbourne health services are sharing $25 million in funding from the latest round of the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund.
The funding will be shared by:
- ten health and community health services
- two Aboriginal community controlled health organisations.
A total of 16 projects received funding in the latest round.
Under the program, metropolitan and suburban health services and agencies across Melbourne will receive funding to:
- improve the safety and quality of services
- enhance service capacity and efficiency
- support the latest models of care
- improve patient and staff comfort.
Vital upgrades for Melbourne health services
Projects funded include a $1.5 million upgrade at the Monash Medical Centre. The antenatal clinics will be expanded so that women can receive better access to prenatal care services. This builds on previous funding of more than $4.3 million received through the fund. This funding contributed to the upgrade of surgical services at Monash Health’s Moorabbin Hospital.
Other health services who received funding include The Royal Children’s Hospital. The hospital will receive more than $977,000 to replace essential operating theatre equipment. The equipment is used in around 60 per cent of all surgical procedures.
The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Co-operative will also receive funding in the latest round of $250,000. This will go towards:
- upgrading communal spaces
- improving access to their Fitzroy campus.
About the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF)
The MHIF provides vital funding to city and suburban health services and agencies across Melbourne.
The fund helps to improve models of care and support growing demand. It has dedicated funding categories for Aboriginal community controlled health services and community health services.
These services provide personalised and culturally sensitive care to local communities.
Learn more about the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund and see the full listing of recipients via our dedicated program page.
Last updated: 07 December 2022