A re-elected Napthine Government will spend $2.5 million towards the expansion of the maternity ward and construction of a new operating theatre at West Gippsland Healthcare Group in Warragul, Minister for Health David Davis announced today.
Mr Davis said the funding will relocate the High Dependency Unit into the medical and surgical wards.
“This relocation will allow for the expansion of the maternity ward into the current High Dependency Unit, enabling Warragul Hospital to improve obstetric and maternity services at the hospital,” Mr Davis said.
“The boost to funding will assist to deliver a new operating theatre at the hospital and builds on the Coalition Government’s $3.7 million expansion of the emergency department which opened last year.
“This will allow Warragul Hospital to better cater for the health service needs of expectant mothers and their babies in West Gippsland, now and for years to come.”
Liberal member for Narracan Gary Blackwood said the boost will ensure a better health service for those living in West Gippsland.
“The boost to maternity services in Warragul will ensure more mothers can give birth locally, closer to their family and friends.
Mr Davis said the Napthine Government was ensuring Victoria had the key infrastructure in place to deliver high quality healthcare into the 21st century.
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