BALLARAT Health Services will receive more than $17 million in extra spending money from the state for this financial year.
In a record $16.47 billion Victorian government splash on health care, BHS will receive $257.44 million, a 7.2 per cent increase on last year.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced on Friday how the government would carve up funding between hospitals, ambulance, mental health, drugs services, aged care, community health and public health. Victorian hospitals will share in $10 billion, up 6.1 per cent.
Wendouree MP Sharon Knight said said the boost would help treat more patients sooner.
“This extra funding for Ballarat Health Services means more patients will be able to access the high quality and safe care they need and deserve, when they need it, closer to home,” Ms Knight said.
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