Massive cash injection for local hospitals

By David Rak

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has announced a $14.76 million investment for nurses and doctors at Seymour Health and $194,000 at Nagambie HealthCare.

Ms Symes said the Victorian Government was backing local doctors and nurses to do what they did best.

“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 Seymour and Nagambie can get that care.”

Nagambie HealthCare chief executive Bronwyn Beadle said the funding was an important part of continuing the health service’s high standard of care.

“We greatly appreciate the Labour Government’s recognition of Nagambie HealthCare and the significant contribution Nagambie HealthCare provides to meeting the unique care needs of the Nagambie Community,” she said.

“As Nagambie HealthCare continues to broaden its services to enable healthcare service provision at a local level, which includes a self-funded refurbishment of our hospital wing, an additional $23,000 per annum to the state government's recurrent funding contribution will assist us in continuing our high standards of care.”

Seymour Health was still working with Department of Health and Human Services on funding and was unable to comment at this stage.