Health services in Numurkah, Cobram and Yarrawonga have received funds to upgrade vital equipment and facilities.
Cobram District Health’s $378400 will provide new endoscopy equipment and other vital equipment.
Numurkah District Health Service’s $376000 will replace the airconditioning system at Karinya residential aged care.
Yarrawonga Health’s $112475 will refurbish the front entrance of the acute and urgent care centre.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said the funding helped more patients in Cobram, Numurkah and Yarrawonga to be treated sooner, closer to home.
Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy said the investment would help ‘‘secure the future of our local health service and make a real difference to the lives of patients who will get the safe, high quality care and treatment they need’’.
‘‘We are supporting our health services to do their jobs, providing for the health and wellbeing of their communities in modern facilities they truly deserve.’’
The money is through the Victorian Government’s regional health infrastructure fund.
The fund aims to make sure those in regional areas can access the high quality care and facilities they need.