The state government has splashed out $115 million to expand Wonthaggi Hospital.
The works will see a new operating theatre built, along with an expansion of the emergency department and a refurbishment of in-patient rooms.
Eastern Victoria MP Harriet Shing told Hit FM News this morning it is a massive achievement for Bass Coast Health, who have campaigned for the last decade. "Being able to provide our medical services with better infrastructure means better care for patients, and that's a really wonderful thing for a hospital in a community that's advocated so long for this outcome".
Construction work at Wonthaggi Hospital will begin later this year.
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