MONTO will benefit from better access to quality health services after a funding boost of $535,000.
Flynn MP Chris Trevor said the money was from the National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program – an Australia-wide initiative to improve health care in isolated districts.
Mr Trevor said he was delighted Monto had been recognised as one of the communities in need of assistance.
More than half a million dollars will be provided to build a new medical centre in grounds of Monto hospital to replace the current outdated surgery in Bell Street.
“This is good news for families and residents in our community and means local people can access quality medical services,” Mr Trevor said.
“Earlier this year, after listening to the concerns of locals, I gave a commitment to them to improve local health services in Monto and this funding announcement will make a real difference to a lot of residents in this community,” Mr Trevor said.
“I am proud as the local Federal Member to be delivering these projects which I lobbied my Government hard for.
“The hard working doctors and people of Monto deserved my full support in Canberra and got it,” Mr Trevor said.
“For me this job is all about delivering for my community and I am grateful for the opportunity to do that,” Mr Trevor said.
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