Minister for Health Tops Epworth Geelong
The Federal Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley today joined Epworth Geelong in a symbolic ‘topping out’ event, as Brookfield Multiplex workers at reached its highest point on level 7.
Minister Ley said Epworth’s reputation for excellence will be a major boost to health services in the rapidly-growing Geelong and SW region.
“This $12million Australian Government commitment to the construction of the high quality complex care unit will provide the community of Geelong and surrounding areas with access to closer to home,” Ms Ley said.
“Improved access will ensure the community receives the most appropriate care earlier and builds on the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to improving the delivery of health services.”
Group CEO of Epworth HealthCare, Mr Alan Kinkade said he was immensely proud of Epworth’s vision of a unique teaching model in the private hospital system through a very strong partnership with Deakin University.
“Today’s milestone is an exciting one. Twelve months since construction began – we’ve reached the top. Job opportunities for the local areas ies have increased onsite and through local suppliers and contractors.
We are grateful for the ongoing support provided by government towards this exciting project,” Mr Kinkade said.
“The Australian Government Department of Health contributed $12m through the health and hospitals fund to build a specialised Complex Care Unit and another $5.5m through its Innovative Clinical Teaching and Training Grants Program to build an education precinct, including a simulation centre and lecture rooms to support clinical training and placements at the new hospital. The Victorian Government contributed $2.85m through Regional Development Victoria’s Regional Growth Fund towards establishing necessary infrastructure
“Epworth Geelong will provide the very best in patient care – with purpose-built, state of the art facilities that integrate clinical practice, teaching and research,” Mr Kinkade concluded.
Epworth Nephrologist, Professor Ian Fraser welcomed the Hon. Greg Hunt, Minister for Health, to Epworth Richmond on Thursday 20 December 2018 for the Federal government announcement of the drug Tolvaptan (Brand name Jinarc) being put on the PBS.
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