Casey Hospital

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — My question is to the Minister for Health and concerns Casey Hospital. I ask the minister to provide an update on the long-awaited and much-needed upgrade of Casey Hospital — a very busy hospital that cares for my constituents.

 The hospital was built and expanded by previous Labor governments to meet the needs of our growing community, the members of which we acknowledge deserve the very best of care. We have provided $106.3 million for the significant expansion, which will allow the hospital to treat over 12 000 more patients.

I have met with many local residents who are very excited about this project, and I ask the minister to provide them with an update.