Thursday, 30 November 2023
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New Emergency Department on the way

Swan Hill Rural City Council is delighted to see the construction underway for a new modern and advanced Emergency Department (ED) in Swan Hill. The new state-of-the-art facility will serve as a vital resource for the community, ensuring high quality emergency medical care and enhancing the region’s overall healthcare infrastructure.

Mayor, Cr Les McPhee said a recent visit from Minister of Health, The Hon Mary-Anne Thomas MP had marked the formal commencement of works.

“We were delighted to welcome Minister Thomas to our region, we took the opportunity to join her on a tour of the current hospital facilities.

“The Minister highlighted the importance of the new facility for our region and the health benefits that will flow on from such an advancement. She paid tribute to local health care providers and acknowledged the role staff on the ground play in creating positive health care outcomes – I couldn’t agree with her more,” Cr McPhee said.

The new Swan Hill Emergency Department is a result of combined funding from both the State and Federal Governments, driven by Swan Hill District Health and supported by Council, Swan Hill Needs a New Hospital Committee, and passionate members of our community. The project aims to address the growing healthcare needs of the region.

The facility will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, a highly skilled medical team, an expanded capacity, and a patient-centered approach to provide timely and efficient emergency care to residents and visitors alike.

Cr McPhee said the new Emergency Department is expected to have a positive impact on the local community by not only providing essential medical services but also generating employment opportunities and boosting the local economy.

“This project represents a significant step towards enhancing the healthcare landscape of Swan Hill and surrounding communities and ensuring that the community has access to world-class emergency medical services.

“Swan Hill Rural City Council extend our sincere thanks to both the State and Federal Government’s, and all those involved in making this project a reality,” Cr McPhee said.

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