Health boost for regional Victoria
Residential property dwellers in the Castlemaine region of Victoria are set to benefit from improved medical services, after works commenced on a hospital upgrade this week.
David Davis, the state minister for health, said the multimillion-dollar Castlemaine Hospital revamp will generate significant benefits for the local community.
"This hospital has long been in need of an upgrade. After all, the hospital is 100 years old and located in a number of disjointed buildings on the side of a steep hill," Mr Davis commented.
"Not only will it dramatically improve patient care, but it will also drive economic activity and create local jobs."
The $10 million project will include the relocation and refurbishment of the facility's accident and emergency department, as well as a new modern day surgery, a recovery area, improved front entrance and a second emergency theatre.
Mr Davis said the redevelopment, which is part of the state government's $5.6 billion investment into infrastructure this year, will streamline hospital services, resulting in cost savings and greater working efficiency.
Those looking for rural property in Victoria may be interested in the multimillion-dollar project, which will significantly improve medical care in the regional area.