New funding for heart and lung diseases

On 19 October, Murray PHN was pleased to announce the successful tenders for commissioning of almost $3 million in services to support chronic disease services in our community.

Bendigo Health Care Group, Swan Hill District Health, Cobaw Community Health, Alpine Health and Robinvale District Health Service are among a range of local organisations receiving grants of more than $80,000 to invest in pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation clinics, improve quality of chronic illness care and help develop the primary health workforce.

Additionally, Lung Foundation Australia will implement a workforce training and development program with 14 health services across our region, integrate treatment plans in general practice and trial a new model of pulmonary exercise programs in central Victoria.

Other successful tenders include Sunraysia Community Health Services, Northern District Community Health Service, North East General Practice Services, Primary Care Connect, Northeast Health Wangaratta, and Numurkah District Health Service.

The 12 successful tenderers will carry out their work through partnerships with more than 50 rural and regional hospitals, health services, GP practices, universities and peak bodies.

More information is in our media release here.

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