The Victorian Government is ensuring our health services have the infrastructure they need to deliver the care Victorians deserve.

Almost 50 projects receiving funding under the first round of the program $200 million Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund (MHIF).

The MHIF is ensuring health services across metropolitan areas can continue to provide world-class healthcare for all Victorians with 26 health services, community health and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations sharing in the newly created fund.

This includes $784,500 for IPC Health to deliver security system upgrades across their six health sites – including Hoppers Crossing and Wyndham Vale within the Werribee District. This upgrade will include personal duress devices for remote visits, and will provide improved facility security for the public and staff.

The MHIF is also enabling health services and agencies to adopt new technologies and deliver contemporary models of care, improving the quality and safety of care for patients and staff.

To help researchers and clinicians diagnose diseases, $5.2 million is being invested to deliver a new state-of-the-art anatomical pathology lab at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Established as part of the 2020-21 State Budget, the MHIF provides funding for construction, remodelling and refurbishment projects, equipment, information and communication technology and other vital upgrade works to expand capacity, improve patient amenity, and enhance safety and infection prevention and control measures.

Since 2014, the Victorian Government has investment more than $133 billion in our healthcare system.

More information on the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund is available at:

Quotes for Member for Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“Everyone deserves access to quality health care facilities and services – we’re ensuing the Werribee community has exactly that close to home.”

“We’re delivering better health outcomes for the Werribee community with modern services and facilities while creating local jobs.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Health Martin Foley

“We’re investing in health services across the state, helping them deliver the high-quality care Victorians deserve and ensure hospitals can continue doing what they do best – saving lives.”