We recently welcomed the Minister for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas, and Member for Ripon, Martha Haylett, for a tour of the Beaufort campus facilities to speak with staff, patients and residents. The visit was highly encouraging as they spent over an hour touring the facilities and discussing the Health Services Master Plan and the need to build ensuites into the Acute ward and for the expansion of the Nursing Home accommodation, which the Victorian Government has provided funding for.
The Minister spent some time viewing the Mater Plan and discussing with the Health Service team members the importance of keeping our regional health services strong and well equipped into the future. The Victorian Government has promised more than $500,000 to the Health Service to support the building of extensions to patient room facilities and funds to begin planning and developing further projects. The Minister said “We are very encouraged about the work being done at Beaufort and Skipton Health Service to support the health needs of the community. It is our priority to see work continue to help keep people healthy at home”.
Local Member for Ripon, Martha Haylett, was complimentary in her commendation of the Health Service and mentioned to staff on several occasions that she was receiving great feedback, noting that she receives so many comments at her office saying what a great Health Service we have. The visit to our Health Service concluded a day of visiting Health Services across the Grampians region.