Port Fairy Community Health Centre To Be Expanded

Port Fairy Community Health Centre To Be Expanded

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Victor P Taffa

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 Million would be provided so that level one of the community health centre can be fitted out to accommodate a new Active Health Hub.

“We are getting on with the job of improving health services in regional Victoria and Port Fairy is no exception.” Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said.

Latest funding boost is the second in less than a year that Port Fairy has received from the Andrews Government’s $200 Million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

Active Health Hub will provide a suite of services including health assessments, dental services, paediatric services, allied health, consulting rooms, community activity rooms for strength and mobility groups and community education and training facilities.

“This one-stop-shop Active Health Hub here in Port Fairy will improve the health outcomes for people living in and around the local area.” Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney said.

In July this year, Moyne Health Service received $2.1 Million from the State Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to upgrade the Urgent Care facilities. Work is underway and the project is expected to be completed late next year.

Victorian Budget 2016/17 provided an extra $2.45 Billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy.

Work fitting out the Active Health Hub is expected to be completed by mid-next year.