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While 2020 was a challenging year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was historic for our electorate with the Mildura Base Public Hospital returned to public management.

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Our 20-year battle to end the failed privately-managed public hospital experiment came to an end in September and we have already seen some positive changes to the patient experience.

The Victoria Government, as part of the transition process, invested $1 million to conduct a review to determine the future health infrastructure and health service needs for our region.

We are awaiting the findings of that review which will help determine what the infrastructure needs will be into the future.

Early feedback to the new public Board and CEO Terry Welch has indicated the hospital is in major need of expansion and redesign because the current layout and facilities are inadequate.

$2 million was secured in the 2021-22 State Budget for a Mildura Base Public Hospital Master Plan. Currently, a review of the Base’s clinical services is underway, and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Once the Clinical Services Plan is complete, work can begin on the Master Plan – to further restore confidence in our health system.

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Mildura Base Public Hospital masterplan update

MEMBER for Mildura Ali Cupper has requested an update from Victoria’s Health Minister, Martin Foley, on the status of the Mildura Base Public Hospital masterplan.
During question time this week, Ms Cupper asked the Health Minister about the progress of planning regarding the hospital’s future.

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