McCurdy calls for budget to include Yarrawonga Health
Friday 17 May 2019
Ovens Valley Nationals MP Tim McCurdy has once again called on the State Government to prioritise investment in rural health in the forthcoming budget.
Mr McCurdy said that the demand for services at Yarrawonga Health had continued to grow and a much needed upgrade was required for the hospital.
“Yarrawonga Health has missed out more than once on important funding to deliver desperately needed improvements to various areas of the hospital,” he said.
“This includes a rebuild of the surgical theatre, administrative block and carpark.”
Mr McCurdy said that Yarrawonga Health had received some minor funding under Labor’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund but it only covered the tip of the iceberg.
“There needs to be a major investment in a top quality health service for Yarrawonga residents and the thousands of visitors to the town – particularly in the summer months,” he said.
“I have raised this matter time and time again in Parliament and directly with Labor, and it’s time for them to come to the party and stop ignoring a smaller rural health service like Yarrawonga Health.
“Yarrawonga residents have been patient but now is the time for Labor to provide the high-quality health care they need and deserve.”
The budget will be delivered on 27 May.