From Acting CEO Mark Knights:
We are very excited by the announcement the State Government will provide a further $1.6 million in funding for the Wimmera Cancer Centre.
This funding comes on top of the $1 million they contributed in the previous budget.
This money, along with the $1.4 million raised by the community and the $1 million contributed by the Commonwealth Government means the centre will be built in one stage and provide oncology, dialysis and community-based palliative care.
We are so incredibly grateful to State and Commonwealth Governments, the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation who initiated the project and all the amazing individuals, businesses and community groups that have made the Wimmera Cancer Centre a reality.
From the day we launched the campaign to build the new centre, we have received nothing but support from the communities of the Wimmera and Southern-Mallee and everyone should feel extremely proud of the effect they have had. This centre will have a huge impact on the future health of our community. Today is an exciting and proud day for everyone at Wimmera Health Care Group.
We have worked closely with the Health Minister Jill Hennessy and the Department of Health and Human Services and they have always supported the project and acknowledged its importance. Through fundraising we have also made strong connections with the community and we want to thank everyone who has been involved again.