Patients are set to benefit after Cobram District Health received a funding boost to upgrade vital equipment.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp yesterday announced Cobram District Health would receive $378,399 through the Victorian Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
Mr Gepp said the funding would be used to provide new endoscopy equipment and other vital equipment.
“We’re putting patients first and revamping our rural and regional health services so more patients in the Cobram region can be treated sooner, closer to home,” Mr Gepp said.
The $200 million fund – the largest of its kind in Victorian history – will rebuild rural and regional hospitals and health services to ensure all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live.
Mr Gepp said the Victorian Budget 2016-17 provided an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy. This included $7.7 million in funding for Cobram District Health.