BACKING NURSES AND DOCTORS IN MELBOURNE TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

Patients and their families in Melbourne will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost for Melbourne Health from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos today announced a massive $1.94 billion investment for nurses and doctors at Melbourne Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Royal Children’s, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear and Royal Women’s Hospitals to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need.

The Labor Government’s funding is $111.35 million more than the previous 12 months, ensuring our hospitals are perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve.

The $1.94 billion allocation is $505.06 million more than when the Liberals were last in power.

Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state.

More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations.

It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner.

The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Jenny Mikakos

“We’re backing local doctors and nurses to do what they do best, with a big funding boost for Melbourne Health.”

“There’s nothing more important than the peace of mind that world-class care is just around the corner when you or a loved one is sick. We’re making sure families in Melbourne can get that care.”