Community Health Centres To Be Upgraded

Community Health Centres To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

Healthy Boost To Revamp Community Health Centres

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is upgrading community health facilities across Victoria, so more people will get the care they need, closer to home.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced $9.8 Million to redevelop, refurbish or upgrade infrastructure at 23 community health services.

More than half the funding of $5.88 Million will go towards 5 community health facilities in rural and regional Victoria, including:

  • Major redevelopment to the Wendouree site of Ballarat Community Health,
  • Relocation of Grampians Community Health in Horsham,
  • Refurbishment of the Gippsland Lakes Community Health site in McCulloch Street.

In Melbourne, 6 centres will share in $2.92 Million for major projects and a further 12 will each receive about $90,000 for minor capital works. These projects include:

  • Replacing the roof at IPC Health in St. Albans,
  • Refurbishing a Star Health facility in South Melbourne,
  • Building a new meeting space at the Knox site of EACH.

Community health services play an important role in the Victorian health system, providing integrated health and social services for vulnerable Victorians.

“We are putting people first. Modern facilities and infrastructure will ensure clients of community health services access safe and reliable facilities and the very best care into the future.” Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said.

“These services play a vital role in helping people live well, manage chronic disease and receive social support close to home and loved ones.”

These upgrades will give community health services the room, facilities and technology they need grow and deliver more services to meet demand.

It will give people better access to the safe and high quality care they need, right on their doorstep.

Victorian Budget 2017/18 delivered $1.67 Billion to support hospitals meet demand and provide the high quality care Victorian patients deserve.