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Backing Ballarat’s Doctors and Nurses

Patients and their families in Ballarat will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost for Ballarat Health Services from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle announced a massive $314.48 million investment for nurses and doctors at Ballarat Health Services to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need.

The Labor Government’s funding is $18.97 million more than the previous 12 months, ensuring Ballarat Health Services is perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve.

The $314.48 million allocation is $89.47 million more than when the Liberals were last in power – a 39.8 per cent improvement.

Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state. It includes a $2.5 billion boost to hospitals in the Victorian Budget 2019/20.

More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations.

It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner.

The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects.