ANDREWS LABOR GOVERNMENT INVESTS IN MASSIVE CASEY HOSPITAL EXPANSION

The Andrews Labor Government has put the health of local families first by providing $106.3 million for the long awaited and much needed expansion of Casey Hospital.

In Today’s State Budget the Andrews Labor Government fulfilled a key election commitment and provided funding for the expansion of Casey Hospital as part of a $560 million capital and infrastructure program for new and upgraded hospital buildings.

The expansion will include a new inpatient tower, four new operating theatres, a new surgery recovery centre and 96 extra beds, including Casey’s first intensive care unit.

This significant expansion will enable Casey Hospital to treat 12,000 more patents, conduct 8000 more surgeries and support 500 more births.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South, Judith Graley

“This is a fantastic win for our local community and I`m just so thrilled that the
Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment for our local community,”

“For too long local residents were left on ever growing waiting lists, stuck for hours in the emergency department or forced to travel elsewhere for specialist care,”

“This much needed expansion will ensure that local residents have access to the very best quality health care closer to home and provide our hardworking working doctors, surgeons and nurses with the facilities and equipment they need,”

“It will provide that peace of mind every family deserves to have when their loved ones are facing an unexpected illness or injury,”

“Labor built this fantastic local hospital and we’re getting on with the job of making it bigger and better for our growing local community.”