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$148 million funding for Wimmera hospitals

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy recently announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means that a record $148.85 million would be contributed by the State Government to the Wimmera’s seven health networks. The funding for the 2017/18 year includes: $60.458 million to Wimmera Health Care Group, up by $3.322 million or 5.8 per cent, on the previous year. $20.744 million to East Grampians Health Service, up $1.247 million or 6.4 per cent on the previous year. $15.207 million for East Wimmera Health Service, up $439,000 or 3 per cent on the previous year. $16.756 million for Stawell Regional Health, up $917,000 or 5.8 per cent on the previous year. $4.201 million for Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, up $76,000 or 1.8 per cent on the previous year. $20.431 million for West Wimmera Health Service, up $537,000 or 2.7 per cent on the previous year. $11.053 million for Rural Northwest Health, up $518,000 or 4.9 per cent on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at health services across the Wimmera. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

$148 million funding for Wimmera hospitals

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy recently announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means that a record $148.85 million would be contributed by the State Government to the Wimmera’s seven health networks. The funding for the 2017/18 year includes: $60.458 million to Wimmera Health Care Group, up by $3.322 million or 5.8 per cent, on the previous year. $20.744 million to East Grampians Health Service, up $1.247 million or 6.4 per cent on the previous year. $15.207 million for East Wimmera Health Service, up $439,000 or 3 per cent on the previous year. $16.756 million for Stawell Regional Health, up $917,000 or 5.8 per cent on the previous year. $4.201 million for Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, up $76,000 or 1.8 per cent on the previous year. $20.431 million for West Wimmera Health Service, up $537,000 or 2.7 per cent on the previous year. $11.053 million for Rural Northwest Health, up $518,000 or 4.9 per cent on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at health services across the Wimmera. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Extra services for Ararat and Beaufort passengers

The Andrews Government is making it even easier for Ararat and Beaufort passengers to travel to Melbourne and Ballarat by delivering an additional 19 weekday and weekend services from 27 August. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced the new V-Line timetable, with the new services giving passengers easier access to work, school and events in Melbourne. A new weekday morning service will depart Ararat Station at 6:18am and will be an off-peak fare, connecting with a Melbourne bound train at Ballarat and arriving at Southern Cross before 9:00am. The timetable also includes a new weekday afternoon service departing Ararat Station at 2.49pm, connecting with a Melbourne-bound train at Ballarat, while the 2.16pm weekday service from Southern Cross to Wendouree will be extended to Ararat. Four new weekend services will be added with the 11:08am train from Ararat Station on Saturdays and 11:15am on Sundays, to connect with a Melbourne-bound train at Wendouree. These additional weekend services will make it easier for people to get to the footy, events, shopping and visiting family and friends. The 12:16pm weekend train from Southern Cross to Wendouree will also be extended to Ararat, giving people the opportunity to arrive home earlier in the day. Ms Pulford said the new timetable will vastly improve train services for local residents. “We’re giving Ararat line passengers extra morning and weekday services, giving them more travel options to get to Ballarat and Melbourne,” she said. “Whether people want to get to Melbourne for work, a medical appointment, to attend the footy or visit loved ones, the extra services on the Ararat line will make it easier for passengers,” Ms Pulford said. Ararat passengers will also benefit from the Victorian and Federal Government’s Regional Rail Revival, with $555.6 million committed for the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines. This includes $518 million for Ballarat Line Upgrade, which is already underway and an extra $39 million for stage two of the project to deliver better services for Ararat and Maryborough. The times of coaches and buses that connect with V/Line trains will also be adjusted to reflect the new timetable. There will be changes to arrival and departure times of coaches to and from Nhill, Dimboola, Horsham, Ararat, and Halls Gap. Timetables are now available from www.vline.com.au/27august. Passengers will be able to pick up printed timetables from stations and plan their trip using the Plan a Journey tool on the V-Line website from Thursday 27 July.

Extra services for Ararat and Beaufort passengers

The Andrews Government is making it even easier for Ararat and Beaufort passengers to travel to Melbourne and Ballarat by delivering an additional 19 weekday and weekend services from 27 August. Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced the new V-Line timetable, with the new services giving passengers easier access to work, school and events in Melbourne. A new weekday morning service will depart Ararat Station at 6:18am and will be an off-peak fare, connecting with a Melbourne bound train at Ballarat and arriving at Southern Cross before 9:00am. The timetable also includes a new weekday afternoon service departing Ararat Station at 2.49pm, connecting with a Melbourne-bound train at Ballarat, while the 2.16pm weekday service from Southern Cross to Wendouree will be extended to Ararat. Four new weekend services will be added with the 11:08am train from Ararat Station on Saturdays and 11:15am on Sundays, to connect with a Melbourne-bound train at Wendouree. These additional weekend services will make it easier for people to get to the footy, events, shopping and visiting family and friends. The 12:16pm weekend train from Southern Cross to Wendouree will also be extended to Ararat, giving people the opportunity to arrive home earlier in the day. Ms Pulford said the new timetable will vastly improve train services for local residents. “We’re giving Ararat line passengers extra morning and weekday services, giving them more travel options to get to Ballarat and Melbourne,” she said. “Whether people want to get to Melbourne for work, a medical appointment, to attend the footy or visit loved ones, the extra services on the Ararat line will make it easier for passengers,” Ms Pulford said. Ararat passengers will also benefit from the Victorian and Federal Government’s Regional Rail Revival, with $555.6 million committed for the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines. This includes $518 million for Ballarat Line Upgrade, which is already underway and an extra $39 million for stage two of the project to deliver better services for Ararat and Maryborough. The times of coaches and buses that connect with V/Line trains will also be adjusted to reflect the new timetable. There will be changes to arrival and departure times of coaches to and from Nhill, Dimboola, Horsham, Ararat, and Halls Gap. Timetables are now available from www.vline.com.au/27august. Passengers will be able to pick up printed timetables from stations and plan their trip using the Plan a Journey tool on the V-Line website from Thursday 27 July.

Record funding for Casterton Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Casterton Memorial Hospital will receive $4.815 million, up by $143,000, or 3.1 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Casterton Memorial Hospital. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Casterton Memorial Hospital is up by $458,000, or 10.5 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for Casterton Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Casterton Memorial Hospital will receive $4.815 million, up by $143,000, or 3.1 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Casterton Memorial Hospital. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Casterton Memorial Hospital is up by $458,000, or 10.5 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for Edenhope Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital will receive $4.201 million, up by $76,000, or 1.8 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital is up by $283,000, or 7.2 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for Edenhope Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital will receive $4.201 million, up by $76,000, or 1.8 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Edenhope & District Memorial Hospital is up by $283,000, or 7.2 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

 

Record funding for Hamilton Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Western District Health Service will receive $46.532 million, up by $1.349 million, or 3 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Western District Health Service. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Western District Health Service is up by $6.214 million or 15.4 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for Hamilton Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Western District Health Service will receive $46.532 million, up by $1.349 million, or 3 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Western District Health Service. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Western District Health Service is up by $6.214 million or 15.4 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for Wimmera Base Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Wimmera Health Case Group will receive $60.458 million, up by $3.322 million, or 5.8 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Wimmera Health Care Group. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Wimmera Health Care Group is up by $10.745 million or 21.6 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.  

Record funding for Wimmera Base Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Wimmera Health Case Group will receive $60.458 million, up by $3.322 million, or 5.8 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Wimmera Health Care Group. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Wimmera Health Care Group is up by $10.745 million or 21.6 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.  

Record funding for Warracknabeal Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Rural Northwest Health will receive $11.053 million, up by $518,000, or 4.9 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Rural Northwest Health. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Rural Northwest Health is up by $1.396 million or 14.5 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for Warracknabeal Hospital

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means Rural Northwest Health will receive $11.053 million, up by $518,000, or 4.9 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at Rural Northwest Health. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to Rural Northwest Health is up by $1.396 million or 14.5 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.

Record funding for WWHS

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means West Wimmera Health Service will receive $20.431 million, up by $537,000, or 2.7 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at West Wimmera Health Service. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to West Wimmera Health Service is up by $1.689 million, or 9 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.  

Record funding for WWHS

The Andrews Government will spend a record $18.12 billion over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 bottom-line budget allocations for Victorian hospitals. The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, said the funding allocation means West Wimmera Health Service will receive $20.431 million, up by $537,000, or 2.7 per cent, on the previous year. The funding boost comes on the back of an extra $1.67 billion in this year’s State Budget for Victorian hospitals over four years. “We know our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job at West Wimmera Health Service. This record boost gives them the support the need to keep saving lives and keep people healthy,” Ms Pulford said. The budget breakdown shows how the Labor Government’s record investment in the health system is split among hospitals, ambulance services, mental health and drug services, aged care, community health and public health services. Victorian hospitals will receive $10.6 billion, which is $665.84 million– or 6.7 per cent more – than was provided in the previous financial year. The allocation to West Wimmera Health Service is up by $1.689 million, or 9 per cent, on what it was provided when the Liberals left office in 2014. “The Government’s increased funding will support hospitals to meet demand so patients can access the care they need and deserve, more quickly, no matter where they live.” Ms Pulford said. “Across Victoria, the funding will enable hospitals to admit 1.9 million patients, treat 1.8 million patients in emergency and carry out more than 200,000 elective surgeries to reduce waiting lists even further,” she said. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the record boost means better hospitals and efficient care that is first class and accessible, no matter where people live. “We are opening more beds, more theatres and reducing waits for surgery and emergency care which is all about putting patients first,” Ms Hennessy said.