Broken election promise for Frankston Hospital redevelopment

Families in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula were promised a $562 million redevelopment of Frankston Hospital, including new hospital beds, operating theatres, an oncology ward and a day clinic, expanded child and maternal health and mental health services.

Labor’s 2019-20 State Budget has only allocated $6 million towards planning of this project, planning which Labor claimed last year had already been done!

The Government has failed to allocate any funding for this redevelopment to be built despite Labor’s election promise of works to commence in 2020, with completion in 2024.

With more families choosing to live in the Frankston area there is a significant growing demand on the healthcare system within the area. Families deserve to have the funding promised before the election delivered so they can receive the vital healthcare they need.

It is vital that the Frankston Hospital redevelopment proceeds as promised by the Andrews Labor Government.

Comments from Gordon Rich-Phillips MP, Liberal Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region:

Daniel Andrews and Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke’s failure to fund Frankston Hospital is yet another broken promise. Allocating planning money after claiming the planning had already been done is a joke and shows Labor treats the people of Frankston like mugs.

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