$8-11m hospital upgrade

By Jared Loughnan

A major Yarrawonga Hospital upgrade including a new modern surgical theatre, administration block and carpark area estimated to cost between $8 million to $11 million will be funded in the first term of a Liberal Nationals Government if they are elected this November.

The commitment will be announced today, Wednesday September 12 by Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy and Shadow Minister for Health Mary Wooldridge. 

“There’s growing demand for the services at Yarrawonga Health, particularly in the busy summer months when we have an influx of visitors to town,” Mr McCurdy said. 

“I’m pleased to make the commitment that a Liberal Nationals Government will fund this upgrade, including a rebuild of the surgical theatre and administrative block, in our first term of government.

“Initial estimates for the theatre, fit out and administration and carpark area are between $8 million to $11 million, but a feasibility study will scope out the exact costings before we begin the build.” 

Mr McCurdy said our community deserved high-quality health care. 

“The surgical service is located in the hospital’s oldest building, while the operating theatre isn’t readily accessible to the acute hospital – this upgrade will deliver a better deal on health for the Yarrawonga community.