A Shorten Labor Government will improve health services for people in the Moorabool Shire region by establishing two new day surgery theatres at Ballan District Health and Care.
Ballan District Health provides crucial health, aged care and child care services to people across the Moorabool Shire. People who live in the surrounding areas – like Daylesford and other parts of Hepburn Shire – also rely on these services.
But population growth across the region means that Ballan District Health will struggle to meet demand in the years ahead. The population of Moorabool Shire alone will increase by more than 20 per cent in the decade to 2022.
A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2.2 million to build two new day surgery theatres. These will expand Ballan District Health’s capacity to provide same day procedures, like minor elective surgery.
Labor’s investment will also support Ballan District Health’s broader expansion plans, as well as create new jobs in the area.
“As Shadow Minister for Health, I’m particularly pleased to make this commitment to our community”, Ms King said. “A Shorten Labor Government will invest in health and hospitals across Australia – including right here in Ballan”.
Labor’s new commitment builds on its previous investments in health in Ballan. The last Labor Government invested almost $5 million in health infrastructure in Ballan.
Labor established the Ballan GP SuperClinic – the first in Australia. Later, Labor expanded the SuperClinic, and built the new rehabilitation facility.
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