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“It’s just not good enough”

WESTERN District Health Service (WDHS) is calling for the State Government to fund a “long-awaited” revamp of Hamilton Hospital’s emergency and intensive care departments.

WDHS board chairman, Darren Barber hoped the State Government considered a “much-needed” $29 million upgrade of the hospital’s emergency department (ED), intensive care unit (ICU) and radiology areas, as part of the infrastructure projects announced to spearhead Victoria’s economic recovery in the coming months.

“Our nursing and medical staff have been caring for patients in inadequate facilities for years now, and it’s absolutely critical that we shift this project off the desk and get it ticked off,” he said.

WDHS has been advocating for this redevelopment since the hospital masterplan was unveiled in 2012.

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