The Government has committed an unprecedented $2.9 billion to regional health infrastructure over the last three years to provide a much needed boost to regional hospitals and health care facilities.
The Government is providing $1.8 billion over 6 years to deliver on the regional priority round of the Health and Hospitals Fund. This includes $1.33 billion for 63 projects across Australia and $475 million for a further regional priority round to help ensure that regional hospitals and health services receive critical upgrades to their infrastructure.
The regional priority round builds on the $1.1 billion allocated in the previous HHF rounds to upgrade regional hospital infrastructure and invest in regional cancer centres, giving a total of $2.9 billion in HHF funding dedicated towards regional projects.
These investments are consistent with the Government's health reform priorities and will improve acute care facilities and primary health infrastructure by: