Clinical Technology Refresh Program | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:54): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Equality, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, the Honourable Martin Foley. My question relates to the minister’s portfolio responsibilities for health.

Twenty-eight Victorian hospitals and health services will receive a share of $30 million under a new clinical technology refresh program to upgrade their existing IT infrastructure. Hospitals across Melbourne will share $21.67 million of the funds, while $8.32 million is allocated to regional and rural health services in Victoria. My question to the minister is: can the minister update me on how the clinical technology refresh program benefits the hospitals and the residents of the Western Metropolitan Region?