Money for Sale hospital

CENTRAL Gippsland Health Service will receive $470,000 as part of a $2 million State Government funding boost for Gippsland hospitals.

Funding for CGHS will help redevelop centralised intake and patient services in Sale.

State Health Minister David Davis said the government was delivering on its election commitment to establish the Rural Capital Support Fund, providing grants to improve rural and regional health facilities.

“These funding grants will help hospitals, aged care facilities and community health services upgrade amenities, implement new models of care and increase service capacity and efficiency,” he said.

“The grants will support smaller capital works projects such as refurbishments to kitchens, laundries and bathrooms and the expansion of wards and waiting areas.”

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service will receive $50,000 towards the fit-out of the on-site GP practice, as well as $20,000 to replace the existing aged suction equipment at its dental clinic, Bass Coast Regional Health will receive $1.19 million redevelop the Bass Coast Regional Health Public Dental Clinic at Wonthaggi Hospital, while South Gippsland Hospital will receive $280,000 to upgrade the nurses’ station, medication room and expand urgent care at Foster.