Children’s Hospital Funding Pledge | Wyndham
The Wyndham board welcomed Liberal state leader Matthew Guy’s pledge of $900 million for a children’s hospital in Wyndham if the Liberals and Nationals win the November election.
Dubbed the Royal Children’s Hospital Werribee Campus, the 275-bed health service will be administered by the Royal Children’s Hospital and will also include an emergency department.
Wyndham Mayor Peter Maynard said council met Mr Guy and Opposition health spokesperson Georgie Crozier earlier this year to discuss the need for improved health services at Wyndham.
“We have many young families at Wyndham and the health of all of our residents is extremely important,” Councilor Maynard said.
“We need all political parties to commit to more infrastructure and services for Wyndham.
“We will continue to work with all parties and candidates in the lead up to the November elections to ensure our rapidly growing community has access to the infrastructure it needs.
need now and in the future.
Mr Guy said the Liberals and Nationals were focused on providing solutions to solve the health crisis.
“As First Minister, my first priority will be to solve the health crisis and ensure that all Victorians can get the care they deserve,” he said.
“For too long West Melbourne has been overlooked and taken for granted. A government I lead will respect, invest in and provide for the fastest growing community in the state.
“This lifesaving hospital is a real solution to solving the health crisis and will mean better health care, closer to home, for the communities of Wyndham and surrounding areas.”
The final location of the hospital and the services available will be determined after consultation with the Royal Children’s Hospital and the community.
Cr Maynard said the council is also calling on all political parties to commit to funding the East Werribee employment district, a priority in the state election.
“Our advocacy campaign was recently launched calling on all candidates in the upcoming state election in November to pledge to support the activation of the East Werribee Employment Precinct and create up to 60,000 jobs.”