Goulburn Valley Health has welcomed an additional 12.9% in funding from the State Government to enhance health services in the Goulburn Valley.
GV Health Interim Chief Executive, Matt Sharp, says the Goulburn Valley community will benefit from the $23.1 million increase in funding, announced by Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp on Wednesday 18 July 2018.
“GV Health welcomes the additional funding, which will enable us to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of health care in our region,” Mr Sharp said. “The funding will assist us in many areas, including managing the significant increase in demand on our Emergency Department in Shepparton with the opening of three additional cubicles.”
“The funding will also see the opening of two additional beds in the Intensive Care Unit, as well as providing additional medical specialist support to improve accessibility and care for patients in our community.”
“The funding will provide GV Health with scope to improve our community mental health services. We thank the State Government for this considerable funding increase.”