eastern healMaroondah Hospital set to benefit from 38 new beds

Eastern Health welcomed the funds to improve the hospital, but it was not all good news for the city: Ringwood rail station missed out on its $60 million upgrade.

Maroondah Hospital staff are happy with the announcement of money for 38 new beds. Henry Botha is pictured in the hospitals intensive care unit. N46MM888

Mr Hodgett said funding for the station was likely to come in the fourth year of the Government&8217;s term.

Under another Budget initiative, Maroondah Neighbourhood Watch groups will receive street-by-street crime figures again as part of a $550,000 package to re-invigorate the program.

Kilsyth state Liberal MP David Hodgett said the Government was committed to enhancing health services in Maroondah.

&8220;The east has been the Budget black hole,&8221; Mr Tee said.

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eastern healMaroondah Hospital set to benefit from 38 new beds,MAROONDAH Hospital will receive a $22 million cash injection as part of the Baillieu Government&8217;s first Budget.

&8220;There won&8217;t be any changes in terms of safety and cleanliness at the (Ringwood railway) station, and I&8217;m very concerned that neither of these were picked up in the Budget.&8221;

Mr Tee alsoeastern healMaroondah Hospital set to benefit from 38 new beds said a lack of spending on roads would lead to greater congestion in Maroondah in years to come.

The funding will secure 38 new beds for the hospital, which will be spread across the critical care unit and a new 22-bed ward.

But Eastern Metropolitan Region state Labor MP Brian Tee criticised the Budget, saying the area had missed out on a number of election promises, including $200,000 to beautify the Bayswater North Retarding Basin and $40,000 for teastern health maroondah hospitalhe Croydon and District Table Tennis Association.

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&8220;There was significant funding for the Maroondah Hospital and we&8217;re happy to be tackling some of the health problems in the region,&8221; he said.

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