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19
May
2011

New Funding for Caulfield Hospital

David is extremely pleased by the recent announcement by the Victorian Minister for Health David Davis that Caulfield Hospital is set to receive a significant funding boost as a result of the COAG (Council of Australian Governments) meeting earlier this year.

 

The hospital will receive an additional $27 million directed at expanding its services for patients with an acquired brain injury. This new funding will allow for the creation of 30 new beds in the acquired brain injury rehabilitation service in addition to two new independent living units.

 

Across Victoria the agreement provides for the injection of $89.4 million in funding towards new capital projects across 13 health services and the opening up of 106 new beds and will allow for the treatment of an additional 32,000 patients this year alone.

 

These investments will help increase emergency and elective surgery capacity, facilitating increased access to elective surgery, better treatment in emergency departments and a greater quality of patient care.

 

“This is a win for Caulfield that will improve the quality of local healthcare and the access to independent living units. The Premier has done a fantastic job at COAG to increase health funding in Victoria,” David said

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