|Dimboola Hospital is among over fifty sites across the state to receive funding through a state government funding package.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today announced $30 million in funding to improve Victoria’s public sector residential aged care services, home to some of our most vulnerable older Victorians.
The package will deliver $20 million to upgrade 33 facilities that collectively operate 1,787 aged care beds – including 267 beds that are dedicated to supporting the mental health of older Victorians.
$5 million of this will see 16 regional facilities undertake important upgrades, including installing new flooring, refurbishing communal living areas, and replacing equipment.
A further $10 million will deliver 20 improvement projects across 19 regional facilities, funded through the fourth round of the Government’s landmark $350 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF).
Funding from the RHIF will enable these regional services to improve their facilities, ensuring residents have the care they need and their families have the peace of mind they deserve.
Included in the funding announcement is $180,302 for facility improvement works for Wimmera Health Care Group in Dimboola. This funding will enable the flooring to be replaced at the Dimboola Hospital.
Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, commented on the funding announcement.
“[Our] government is committed to providing quality public sector aged care and local jobs. This $180,302 investment will deliver improved facilities for older people in Dimboola,” Ms Pulford said.
This $20 million funding is part of the state government’s $2.7 billion Building Works Program, a program announced in May aiming to assist the state’s economy through the pandemic.