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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

New state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities for Orbost

The Victorian Government has today announced it will deliver a new endoscopy suite at Orbost Regional Health, providing a boost to local vital diagnostic services.

Minister for Health Infrastructure, Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the health service to announce $2.1 million has been awarded through the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund (RHIF) to set up a new endoscopy suite, including sanitising equipment.

“New state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities at Orbost Regional Health will ensure more locals can access the treatment they need, while also helping to drive down surgery waiting lists,” said Minister Thomas.

Endoscopies are a medical procedure that allows doctors to inspect and observe the inside of a body without the need for major surgery.

The new state-of-the-art facility and equipment will reduce the need for patients to travel to the nearby Bairnsdale Regional Health Service or other larger towns to access endoscopy services, freeing up theatres and helping reduce planned surgery waiting lists.

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