We were thrilled to welcome Minister for Health, the Hon. Martin Foley MP, to Daylesford Hospital last week to tour the current facilities and view plans for the future. Minister Foley met with Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH) Board and Executives to discuss the current government-funded theatre upgrade project.
Minister for Health Martin Foley said, “We’re ensuring people in the Central Highlands have access to the healthcare services they need, closer to home.”
“We’re doing more than ever to invest and support local hospitals and health services – and the health of all Victorians no matter where they live.”
Peter Matthews, CHRH Board Chair, highlighted for Minister Foley that Central Highlands Rural Health has an experienced team on board to manage the theatre upgrade. “We are pleased that the works to upgrade our operating theatre will begin shortly, and that this project will help to deliver what the community needs – modern services that are close to home.”
Maree Cuddihy, CEO, said, “We are excited to begin construction on the theatre upgrade. It will ensure that locals can receive a range of surgical services at Daylesford Hospital for years to come.”
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP has also recently visited the facility and said that, “This multi-million-dollar operating suite redevelopment will support Daylesford Hospital get more people into surgery sooner and home to their loves ones.”
Whilst touring the facility, Minister Foley met with our Daylesford Director of Nursing, Catherine Robertson, in the old operating theatre, to hear about the services provided and how the redevelopment will improve service provision upon completion. Dialysis patients, Judith and Peter, were pleased to share their experiences with Minister Foley, of receiving regular treatment at the Hospital. Minister Foley also had the opportunity to view the community-funded Masterplan for the proposed future redevelopment of the Daylesford Health precinct.
Kate Redwood, CHRH Board Deputy Chair, says that, “Locals are passionate about their health service. It is wonderful that we are looking to the future with modern facilities to compliment the incredibly hard working staff at Central Highlands Rural Health.”
Please see artist impressions of the upgraded theatre and images of Minister Foley's visit to Daylesford Hospital.
For more information about Central Highlands Rural Health’s redevelopment projects, please visit: www.chrh.org.au/redevelopment
If you would like to support our redevelopment projects, please visit: www.chrh.org.au/donate