Port Fairy now has a community health centre, which locals can be proud of, thanks to support from the Victorian Government and the fundraising efforts of the local community.
Premier Daniel Andrews today joined the community to officially open the new health facility, which is the centrepiece of the $11 million Port Fairy health precinct.
The new community health facility is a modern three-storey building that houses a range of services including occupational therapy, a dietitian, podiatry, physiotherapy, gymnasium, continence services, district nursing and Home Care packages.
The development has improved the comfort, safety and privacy for all patients in a fit for purpose building. It has been integrated into the existing hospital structure, to allow for seamless transition between community health, outpatient, urgent care and acute hospital services.
Thanks to $2.1 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the centre will soon boast a new urgent care centre, with a new ambulance branch to also be co-located ensuring a true local health precinct.
To support growing demand and ensure patients at Moyne Health Services can receive first class care, the health service has received $5.3 million in funding for 2017/18, which is a an increase of $440,000 from 2016/17.
Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews
“This is a very proud day for the Port Fairy community, who thanks to their efforts now have a modern community health centre, which ensures locals can get the treatment they need, closer to home, friends and family.”
“The opening of the health centre is the first part of Port Fairy’s own health precinct, which will see a modern urgent care centre and co-located ambulance branch to further boost patient outcomes and save lives.”
“With our Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the Labor Government is rebuilding and revamping our regional hospitals so no matter where you live, Victorians can get the healthcare they deserve.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020