Redeveloping Mansfield District Hospital to service area into future

Liberal Party Victoria

By shelving Labor’s $35 billion rail line from Box Hill to Cheltenham, the Liberals and Nationals will be able to get to work on what really matters – fixing the health system for all Victorians.

That includes a redevelopment of Mansfield District Hospital, and why a Matt Guy led Government will reprioritise $60 million from this rail line into what the priority for every Victorian is right now.

The upgrade will include a 25 bed hospital, 4 day bed procedure units, theatre complex, 3 chair haemodialysis units, 5 bay urgent care centre, maternity unit.

In addition, it will include a full community health centre with consulting suites, rehabilitation area and sub-acute gym, as well as administration and education areas.

This will mean locals can rest assured knowing that when their time of need comes, their local hospital will be best equipped to care for and support them well into recovery.

We will work closely with local health providers in order to deliver a new hospital which meets the needs of the community and visitors to the area, while setting it up for the future.

The Mansfield Hospital redevelopment builds on the Liberals and Nationals’ plan to fix the health crisis, which includes:

  • New West Gippsland Hospital
  • New Mildura Hospital
  • New Albury/Wodonga Hospital
  • New Melton Hospital
  • New Werribee Children’s Hospital
  • New Shepparton Cancer Centre and Health School
  • New Infectious Diseases Response Centre
  • Upgraded Sandringham Hospital
  • Upgraded Daylesford Hospital
  • Redevelopment of St Arnaud Hospital
  • Redevelopment of Rosebud Hospital
  • Redevelopment of Caulfield Hospital
  • New Armstrong Creek ambulance station
  • Halving the elective surgery waiting list
  • Free public transport for health workers
  • Paramedic annual registration fee offset
  • Drug and alcohol centres across the state
  • 2500 more mental health practitioners in schools
  • $4500 rebate for IVF patients

Leader of the Liberal Party, Matt Guy, said the Liberals and Nationals are fully focused on delivering real solutions to fix the health crisis.

“As Premier, my first priority will be to fix the health crisis and ensure all Victorians can get the care they deserve,” Mr Guy said.

“Our real solutions will build and upgrade hospitals right across the state including here in Mansfield, halve the elective surgery waitlist and deliver better support to healthcare workers.”

Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier, said the choice was clear: a rail line in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs in 15 years’ time or fixing the health crisis now.

“Regional Victorians in particular have endured years of substandard facilities as the Andrews Labor Government prioritises Melbourne-based infrastructure projects over their essential health needs,” Ms Crozier said.

“We will get on with what needs to be done right here in Mansfield so that locals can receive the healthcare they deserve, when they need it.”

Member for Eildon, Cindy McLeish said this development was long overdue.

“Like so many regional areas, the Mansfield Hospital services such a large area, Mount Buller included,” Ms McLeish said.

“Mansfield is extremely popular with tourists and at peak times visitor numbers balloon, placing additional strain on the local health services.

“Mansfield has grown considerably in recent years and the local health service must be invested in now to ensure that locals and visitors to the popular region are looked after in their time of need.”

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