Kyneton health wins cash boost

By Esther Lauaki

Kyneton District Health Service will share in record funding to give more patients world-class treatment and care faster.

The state government last week announced a $10.67 million boost to the Kyneton hospital and medical centre as part of the government’s 2018-19 budget allocations for all Victorian hospitals.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said the funding was crucial to improving hospital services.

“We’re delivering record funding to ensure that Kyneton and our other hospitals can treat more patients faster – and closer to home,” Ms Thomas said.

“Our doctors, nurses, allied and other healthcare workers dedicate themselves each day to care for us when we need it. We’re helping them by opening more beds to reduce patient waiting times for surgery and emergency care.”

She said the government’s cash injection into hospitals around the state would ensure the very best treatment and care to the 1.9 million patients expected to be admitted to hospital and the 1.8 million Victorians who will access emergency departments in the coming 12 months.

The funding boost to the health sector will open more beds, offer better specialist care and give families even greater access to a wide range of services, Ms Thomas said.