Health cash makes a cool change

06 Apr 2017 Corryong Courier, Corryong VIC (General News) Upper Murray Health and Community Services (UMHCS) has welcomed the news that it has retTLivLd Victorian government funding to replace the air conditioning system at the Corryong Hospital. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced on ILiLsda\ that the government would provide a major funding injection to three North East health services UMHCS. Tallangatta Health Senice and Albury-Wodonga Health which will share in nearly S2million through the first round of the governments new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. Chief Executive of UMHCS, Maxine Brockfield, said We are buoyed by Ms Symes announcement that we have been successful with our funding application to to replace our aging air conditioning infrastructure. This funding will allow us to install 21st century air conditioning technology into our facility. Our current airconditioning systems are between 20 and 40 yuars old and have become at risk of failure. The new technologies are far more energy efficient than our current systems and generate considerably less greenhouse gas emissions. This will allow us to better manage the climate in individual rooms providing a far more comfortable environment for our clients and staff. We anticipate the new system will be installedand commissioned in stages to minimise disruption to services, clients and staff. Ms Brockfield said. The $200 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund the largest of its kind in Victorian history will support country hospitals to ensure all Victorians can access the high quality care and facilities they need, no matter where they live, and staff have improved working conditions, Ms Symes said. This investment will mean better and safer care for patients and modern facilities for staff. Were putting patients first and revamping our country health services so more patients in Northern Victoria can be treated sooner, closer to home. Our dedicated doctors and nurses do a remarkable job and we arc supporting them by giving them the modern facilities they need and deserve. The $2 million funding allocation for the North East comprises $780,000 for replacement of the air conditioning system at the Corryong I In^pilal. $300,000 for Albury Wodonga Health for the replacement of the nurse call system at Wodonga Hospital and S33O,O00 for an upgrade of other facilities; and $260,000 for an upgrade of the fire protection system at Tallangatta Health Service. Caption Text: The air conditioning system at Corryong Hospital will be replaced. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.