Date published: 
8 April 2019
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

Communities throughout Campaspe will soon have access to state-of-the-art health services and facilities following a $250,000 investment from the Liberal National Government.

Government funding will assist in the redevelopment of the Stanhope Community Health and Medical Practice, known as Stanhope Health.

The redevelopment will improve the current facilities and provide an improved experience for both patient and clinician, and house permanent and visiting services from the Campaspe Shire Maternal and Child Health Service, the Kyabram Regional Medical Clinic, and the Kyabram, Rochester and Elmore District Health Services.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the Government’s contribution to this redevelopment means over 1,200 people throughout the region will soon have access to a better health facility.

“People who live and visit the region will soon have improved community health facilities in one location so they don’t have to travel vast distances to access critically important services,” Minister Hunt said.

“Access to primary health care, which provides early intervention and treatment, helps to prevent and address ill-health, is a priority of the Australian Government.”

Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum MP was thrilled with the Governments contribution and said, “The Stanhope community was particularly vocal in their request for these works, which will deliver great health outcomes for the region.”

“It is fantastic to be able to provide the funding that will see this redevelopment come to fruition,” Mr Drum said.

The Government’s strong economic management ensures the continued record investment into vital health initiatives including mental health, life-saving medicines, Medicare and hospitals.