The Government is investing $475 million through the Health and Hospitals Fund (HHF) as part of the $5 billion investment in health infrastructure to improve access to health care services across Australia.
Record investments in regional health
This is the second regional specific round of the HHF. It will deliver 76 major new regional health infrastructure projects across Australia.
Supporting regional hospitals and health care
The Government is providing $475 million through the HHF to: support the clinical training capacity of regional hospitals; upgrade regional health infrastructure; and expand regional hospitals.
This completes the $1.8 billion HHF Regional Priority Round announced in the 2011‑12 Budget, bringing the total number of regional projects to 139.
Investing in areas of national priority
Consistent with the Government's health reform priorities, the $475 million investment includes:
76 new regional projects
These projects include:
Building on past investment
We have delivered a record investment in health infrastructure ‑ $5 billion has been invested since 2009 from the HHF across 224 projects. This latest investment builds on:
Regional health infrastructure projects across Australia ‑ Round 4