Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Numurkah Hospital funding confirmed in budget

Tuesday May 7, 2013 - 08:54 EST
ABC image
Water flooded through the hospital's corridors after flooding in March last year. - ABC

The Victorian Government has confirmed the budget will include $18.3 million to replace the Numurkah hospital, in the state's north.

The hospital has been forced to operate out of a series of tents and a portable building since it was damaged in last year's floods.

The Member for the Northern Victorian region, Wendy Lovell, says the funding will give the town the latest in medical facilities.

"Not only replacing the acute services there, but also adding, for the first time, a dental health service to the hospital," he said.

"This commitment shows that the Napthine Government not only understands, but (also) cares about the needs of country communities."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

BOM, CSIRO forecast more hot days, longer fire-danger season in State of the Climate report

07:04 EDT

Hot days will become more frequent in states such as South Australia, resulting in more extreme fire danger weather and longer fire danger seasons, a report on climate change has found.

State of the Climate report 2016: Extreme heat events increasing in duration, frequency and intensity

00:03 EDT

The duration, frequency and intensity of extreme heat events have increased across large parts of Australia, a climate report has found.

Delightful Derby Day, Cool Cup

15:10 EDT

Melbourne's volatile weather will live up to its reputation during this year's Melbourne Cup carnival.