Victorians need to know that in their time of need, their local health service will be able to deliver the care they deserve.
That’s why a Matt Guy Liberals and Nationals Government will get to work on delivering the Stage 2 and 3 redevelopment of Wonthaggi Hospital.
The Liberals and Nationals Wonthaggi Hospital redevelopment will include:
- new wards and extra beds,
- a new labour and delivery complex,
- a new outpatient clinic including dialysis, chemotherapy and specialist services,
- an improved medical imaging unit,
- upgraded spaces for allied health treatment,
- upgraded administration and training areas,
- additional car parks for staff, patients and visitors,
- a new Learning and Development Precinct, incorporating a Clinical Lab.
The Liberals and Nationals understand that better healthcare starts with supported staff, and our $300 million plan for Wonthaggi Hospital will also deliver a specialised onsite accommodation for our healthcare workers.
Our plan will also see the construction of a new helipad, so that patients requiring critical care can be flown both to Wonthaggi and on to Melbourne if they require urgent treatment.
At least 750 jobs will be created through the development of the project.
The announcement forms part of our plan to fix the health crisis in Victoria, which includes new and upgraded hospitals right across the state.
Importantly, only the Liberals and Nationals can fund the billions of dollars committed to upgrades across the system, with major announcements already made specifically for regional health care services, including:
- $750 million for Mildura Hospital
- $400 million for West Gippsland Hospital
- $300 million for Wodonga Hospital
- $290 million for Wonthaggi Hospital
- $100 million for Shepparton Cancer Centre and Health School
- $75 million for Daylesford Hospital
- $60 million for Mansfield Hospital
- $30 million for St Arnaud Hospital
- $30 million for Cobram District Health
In the lead up to the 2018 Victorian election, Daniel Andrews promised to build 10 community hospitals around the state. Four years later, and none have been delivered. Unlike Labor, we’ll deliver the Phillip Island Community Hospital it has promised but forgotten, and we’ll ensure the facilities at the Wonthaggi Hospital are upgraded once and for all.
Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier, said the Liberals and Nationals would fix the health crisis in Victoria.
“Our plan isn’t just about new and upgraded hospitals, but also delivering more staff and creating a better skilled and coordinated health workforce for the future,” Ms Crozier said.
“Daniel Andrews has run our health system as Premier or Minister for 12 of the past 16 years. The person who broke the system isn’t the one to fix it.
“Victoria cannot afford four more years of mismanagement and neglect. Only the Liberals and Nationals will fix the health crisis and build the health system of the future.”
Liberal Candidate for Bass, Aaron Brown, said Wonthaggi Hospital would be world-class under a Matt Guy led Government.
“Our plan will support our local healthcare workers, and importantly deliver a helipad for extreme cases when lives are on the line,” Mr Brown said.
“Only a Matt Guy led Government will deliver real solutions to fix the health crisis and return community confidence to Victoria’s health system.”
The Nationals Candidate for Bass, Brett Tessari, said the commitment means better care closer to home.
“Like so many regional areas, the Wonthaggi Hospital serves a large area, and this significant commitment will deliver a world-class health service in the Bass electorate,” Mr Tessari said.
“With new facilities and staff to support the health service, it means better health outcomes for people in our region.”