$4.5m funding boost for hospital on Fraser Coast
MARYBOROUGH Hospital has been given $4.5 million from the State Government's $90 million pledge to upgrade health infrastructure in Queensland.
Of the $5.2 million to the Wide Bay region, Maryborough's base hospital gets the most.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the funding would be used to upgrade health infrastructure.
"This program is used to fund critical health infrastructure that requires urgent upgrading or replacement to maintain or improve services," Mr Dick said.
"Funding these new infrastructure projects will ensure health facilities throughout the Wide Bay are suitably refreshed to meet the needs of their communities."
Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the funding was essential for the hospital to "meet current and future demand requirements".
"This is great news for our community and will provide 19 jobs for our region," Mr Saunders said.
Kitchen upgrades will also be undertaken at Gayndah, Eidsvold, Childers and Hervey Bay Hospitals.
Mr Dick said the most of the projects would be completed by about June 2017.
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