Getting It Done: Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 million would be provided so that level one of the community health centre can be fitted out to accommodate a new Active Health Hub.

The latest funding boost is the second in less than a year that Port Fairy has received from the Andrews Labor Government’s $200 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

The Active Health Hub will provide a suite of services including health assessments, dental services, paediatric services, allied health, consulting rooms, community activity rooms for strength and mobility groups and community education and training facilities.

In July this year, Moyne Health Service received $2.1 million from the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to upgrade the Urgent Care facilities. Work is underway and the project is expected to be completed late next year.

The Victorian Budget 2016/17 provided an extra $2.45 billion for health so hospitals can admit more patients, reduce waiting times, upgrade buildings and infrastructure, and keep Victorians healthy.

Work fitting out the Active Health Hub is expected to be completed by mid-next year.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jill Hennessy

“We are getting on with the job of improving health services in regional Victoria and Port Fairy is no exception.”

“That’s because we believe that all Victorians deserve access to the very best health services close to home, regardless of where they come from or they live.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney

“This one-stop-shop Active Health Hub here in Port Fairy will improve the health outcomes for people living in and around the local area.”