Bacchus Marsh Hospital raising the roof

The maternity ward and theatre at Bacchus Marsh Hospital will be replaced.

Bacchus Marsh Hospital is about to receive a major funding injection from the state government, worthy of raising the roof.

The hospital on Grant Street is set to receive a $1.26 million investment from the Victorian government, which will fund the replacement of the roof between the maternity ward and theatre.

The replacement will prevent water leakage and support mechanical system installation, according to the project submission.

Buninyong MP Michaela Settle said: “Everyone deserves access to quality health care facilities and services close to home, that’s why were investing in the Bacchus Marsh Hospital.”

The funding forms part of an initiative to make world-class care more accessible and closer to home for residents of Bacchus Marsh and its surrounds.

The Victorian government announced earlier this week that close to 80 rural and regional hospitals, community health services and Aboriginal community controlled health organisations would share in $120 million funding, thanks to the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF).

The funding will deliver a variety of projects across regional Victoria, including refurbishments for operating theatres, new waiting rooms and hospital beds, accessible paths and ramps, additional consulting rooms, expansion projects, and upgrades for equipment.

Melton MP Steve McGhie said the funding would also create hundreds of jobs for the local community.

“We’re delivering better health outcomes for the Melton community with modern services and

facilities while creating local jobs,” Mr McGhie said.

During this latest RHIF round, there were 105 projects across 40 rural and regional council areas granted funding.

Michaela Meade