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Image (supplied) - an artists impression of the completed redevelopment of Warrnambool Base Hospital (stage 2)

SWH Welcomes Funding

SWH Welcomes Funding

Image (supplied) - an artists impression of the completed redevelopment of Warrnambool Base Hospital (stage 2)

Funding A "Game Changer" For The South West

South West Healthcare CEO Craig Fraser has welcomed today's announcement of a $384 million dollar funding allocation by the State Government, describing it as a game changer for the region.

Mr Fraser said the end result would be one of the most contemporary, state of the art facilities in rural Australia that will improve care, closer to home.

"It will future-proof the delivery of healthcare services in south west Victoria for the next 30 years," he says.

SWH Board Chair Mr Bill Brown thanked the State Government.

“We would like to sincerely thank the Premier, Mr Daniel Andrews and his government for his commitment to this important project that will provide long term benefits to the entire south west of Victoria" he said.

“We understand this will be the largest capital build to have ever occurred in rural Victoria and we do not take for granted the positive impact this will have, particularly into the future and on the long term health of our communities".

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The pair said their would also be were a significant injection of funding and stimulus into the local community over the next 3-5 years.

Local businesses will be involved in building and accommodating the large teams and associated resources required to undertake this major project.

"This next stage will enable us to improve patient flow and remove service delivery inefficiencies, increase throughput and timely access to critical services, improve emergency access and reduce surgical waiting-list times" Mr Fraser explained.

"We are committed to providing an exemplary patient experience and this redevelopment will ensure that occurs, Our ability to deliver high quality and safe healthcare services to the community have been limited by the physical limitations, age and location of our current infrastructure"

"Our staff continue to do an amazing job despite this, they really look forward to being able to deliver new models of care in contemporary spaces whilst we continue to improve the patient experience, and importantly also improve their comfort and enjoyment in fulfilling their roles.

"This is a momentous day for our community and the long term future of South West Healthcare and we will be celebrating this the best we can with our current pandemic underway.”

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