The Victorian Government is getting on with a $6 million makeover of chemotherapy and dialysis services at Echuca Regional Health to meet rising demand for care, closer to home.
Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced planning for the new Echuca Cancer and Wellness Centre had begun with a call for Expressions of Interest for a principal consultant (architectural practice) to design the state-of-the-art facility.
The centre will offer chemotherapy and dialysis services in a new purpose-built facility with better amenity, access and comfort for patients and a more efficient working environment for staff.
With 10 chemotherapy bays, the contemporary centre is expected to increase capacity to treat more cancer and dialysis patients every year.
To complement chemotherapy service, the centre will also offer wellness programs that help improve the health and wellbeing of cancer patients during treatment and recovery.
Patients will enjoy better care as they can access consultations from haematologists, medical oncologists, nephrologists and radiation oncologists, all conveniently located under one roof.
The Victorian Government is giving our hospitals the funding they need to deliver world-class care and treat more patients faster, closer to home.
At Echuca Regional Health, the Victorian Government is investing $57.19 million in 2018/19. That’s $5.58 million more than the previous 12 months – a 10.8 per cent increase. The funding for Echuca Regional Health has increased by $18.5 million, or 47.8 per cent, since 2014/15.
We have also provided nearly $1,142,460 million from the flagship Regional Health Infrastructure Fund to Echuca Regional Health to upgrade operating theatre equipment and air conditioning services.