Kerang residents will have even better access to the high quality x-ray services thanks to a $50,000 Brumby Government funding boost.
Member for Northern Victoria Candy Broad MLC today visited Kerang District Health to announce funding for new, state-of-the-art medical equipment.
“The Brumby Labor Government is taking action to revitalise rural hospitals and equip them with the latest specialist medical equipment,” Ms Broad said.
“In the 2008/09 targeted equipment program, the Government delivered $9 million to rural and regional health services, including $50,000 for a new mobile x-ray machine at Kerang District Health.
“This funding enables health services to buy essential diagnostic and treatment equipment for vital procedures and patient care.”
Ms Broad said Brumby Government funding was providing our hospitals with the most modern and up-to-date equipment now available.
“Targeted equipment funding enables Victorian hospitals to stay at the forefront of new technology to ensure they continue to provide the best possible care to patients,” she said.
Ms Broad said this funding for Kerang District Health was an excellent example of the Government’s commitment to investing in new medical equipment across rural Victoria.
“The Brumby Government is committed to ensuring all Victorians can access high-quality health care no matter where they live,” she said.
Ms Broad said the Brumby Government had provided a massive funding boost for the hospital with its funding increased by 75.9 per cent since 1999.
“Kerang District Heath’s base funding has increased from $3.02 million in 1999/2000 to $5.3 million in 2009/10,” she said.
“The Brumby Government’s record investment will enable more patients to receive first-class health care.”