Phillip Island To Get 24-Hour Medical Care

Phillip Island To Get 24-Hour Medical Care

Victoria Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos

Delivering 24-Hour Medical Care For Phillip Island

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is delivering on its commitment to make sure Phillip Island locals and holidaymakers can get the treatment they deserve, round the clock, on the popular Island this summer.

Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the Phillip Island Health Hub will be on hand for when people get sick or injured in the middle of the night or when something’s not quite right with a child, with free medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“Community have told us there’s nothing more important than being able to see a doctor or nurse when someone gets sick after hours. We said we’d fix it and that’s exactly what we’re doing.” Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said.

“We’ll roster a doctor and a nurse on at Phillip Island Health Hub in time for the summer peak period while we get on with the works that need to be done at the Health Hub.”

New arrangement will begin from December 24 in time for the peak summer period.

“We’ve already said we will build a flagship new Community Hospital in Cowes at the Phillip Island Health Hub, and we’ve listened to the community, who tell us they want the peace of mind that 24-hour care is there when they need it most.” Minister Mikakos said.

Andrews Government will make sure a doctor and nurse are stationed day and night while we get on with delivering the urgent works required so that the Phillip Island Health Hub can offer a greater range of services.

As part of the works, the Phillip Island Health Hub will be fitted with purpose-built cubicles for privacy, wash basins for patient safety, and the ability for doctors and nurses to administer vital medicines. Those works are expected to be complete early next year.

“This is Labor getting it done for Phillip Island families and visitors. We’ve listened and we’ve acted and now patients will have peace of mind that help is just around the corner when they need it most.” Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale said.

As well as 24-hour urgent care, the new Community Hospital will feature:

  • Diagnostic imaging and pathology services,
  • Family violence support services,
  • Pharmacy services,
  • Public dental services,
  • Renal dialysis.

It’s all part of the State Government’s $675 Million fund to build and upgrade community hospitals in our suburbs and regional towns.