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Independent Suzanna Sheed secures funding for major hospital redevelopment.

April 20, 2016

 

Independent Suzanna Sheed secures funding for major hospital redevelopment.

                                                                       

Independent Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed said she is over the moon at the pre-budget announcement by the Andrews Labor Government $168.5m to fund the redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health.

“This was the number one big ticket item that I campaigned for in the lead up to the election.  Not only does this mean the people of the Shepparton District can finally look forward to accessing the modern hospital services  that our community has desperately needed for so long, it also means many much needed jobs will be created in our community”.

“This announcement clearly demonstrates that an independent candidate can work with the government of the day to effectively represent the electorate.  I thank the Andrews government for this commitment.  I will continue to work with the government to best represent the District of Shepparton.”

 

The redevelopment will include three new operating theatres, two new wards, and the refurbishment of the existing theatres.  The existing emergency department will be extended to add extra treatment bays, a refurbishment of the hospital’s maternity unit and a new special care nursery.

With this announcement we can also advocate for improved specialist services to support cardiac and ophthalmology services and attract medical specialists to live and work in our area.

“It has been an honour to serve as Chairman of the Goulburn Valley Health Community Advisory Group and I look forward to working closely with the members of that group, our hospital and our community to ensure that the needs of our District are met”.

The $168.5m funding commitment for the redevelopment of GV Health has been delivered off the back of relentless lobbying by Suzanna Sheed MP and many Ministerial visits required raising awareness and ensuring this magnificent outcome for the District of Shepparton.

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Media contact            Suzanna Sheed 0437 450 687│suzanna.sheed@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

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