Grants now open for VIC health infrastructure fund

Grants now open for VIC health infrastructure fund
Aerial image of the Victorian Heart Hospital during construction 2021. Image: Victorian Government.

The Victorian Government has opened the latest round of the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, with the Victorian Budget 2022-23 delivering $300 million over four years in grants to upgrade vital health infrastructure.

The $790 million program will deliver a variety of shovel-ready projects across regional Victoria such as operating theatre refurbishments, new waiting rooms and hospital beds, accessible paths and ramps, additional consulting rooms, expansion projects and equipment upgrades.

This latest round will also provide seed funding for projects to undertake planning and design, to advance proposals to the next stage of readiness to be considered for successive grant funding rounds.

The Regional Health Infrastructure Fund It is the largest program of its type in Victoria having funded more than 480 projects since its establishment in 2016. It provides government funding to rural and regional health services across the state, allowing these services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.

Victorian Minister for Health Martin Foley said the funding would support regional health services.

“This funding will help our regional and rural hospitals and health services deliver the high-quality care Victorians deserve and ensure our dedicated doctors and nurses can continue doing what they do best – saving lives,” Foley said.

Submissions close on 22 July 2022.

For full details on the program, click here.

 


 

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