Funding boost welcomed
Benalla Health staff are celebrating after a giant funding boost, which will benefit the Morrie Evans Wing.
Benalla Health has received nearly $4.4 million dollars in state government funding for construction of a new wing in the Morrie Evans aged-care facility, a new defibrillator monitor, a portable ultrasound and upgrading of IT.
Benalla Health chief executive Janine Holland said she was ‘‘thrilled beyond words’’.
Works are already under way converting some rooms to two beds each, but the new funding will mean that will now be superseded by single-bed rooms.
‘‘Building will commence later on this year, we hope,’’ Ms Holland said.
‘‘It will got to tender and then the board (of Benalla Health) will endorse the preferred builder and we’ll start.’’
Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said the funding of $4396640 was through the first round of the Labor Government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.