We were delighted to welcome the Premier Hon Daniel Andrews and the Minister for Health, Hon Jill Hennessy, to Northeast Health this morning, along with Jaclyn Symes MP Member for Northern Victoria. Following a visit to various clinical areas, and a ‘meeting’ with the newest baby in Wangaratta, the Premier made a very welcome election promise announcement regarding the allocation of $10M infrastructure funding for Northeast Health Wangaratta, subject to the outcome of the election.
This additional funding will enable us to do more than we could with the existing $22M redevelopment allocation. The will include a desperately needed makeover of Maternity, including more maternity beds and a new Special Care Nursery. We will also be able to make changes within ED to best support the growth in activity, additional to the new 8 bed Short Stay Unit that’s part of the existing funding.