A news hospital will be build by a re-elected Victorian Labor government in regional Geelong. It is estimated that the hospital would be of $165 million. It is build to improve the city's existing public hospital.
On Sunday Prime Minister John Brumby will announce the projects in Geelong, in the minor seat of South Barwon.
Mr. Brumby promised that $85 million towards a new public hospital servicing Geelong's south, including Armstrong Creek and the Bellarine area.
On Sunday Mr. Brumby told Sky News that it will have 32 acute beds in addition to the operating theatres (and) a range of other supports.
Formerly the government has informed that it was discussing to purchase land for a new Southern Hospital, however it was not directly clear if land had been secured.
In the federal election campaign, Health Minister Nicola Roxon promised to finance the lion's share of the hospital. He decided to contribute to 60 per cent of all hospital capital costs under the government's policy.
Mr. Brumby assumed that there will be more beds provided in the redevelopment of Geelong's main public hospital.
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