In a very welcome pre-Budget announcement, Victorian Health Minister David Davis has issued a media release
confirming that the Western Region dental clinic will be replaced.
The release advises that the Victorian Coalition Government will provide $9.7 million in the 2013/14 State Budget to enable works to commence on what Dental Health Services Victoria had dubbed ‘the worst public dental clinic in the State’ in terms of the age and condition of the buildings and equipment.
“This service has long outlived its facilities and the communities of the western suburbs had been appealing to the previous Labor government for many years to have these outdated facilities replaced, but it has taken the Victorian Coalition Government to do something about it,” Mr Davis said.
The ADAVB has been amongst those advocating for this badly needed replacement clinic for some time, and we therefore welcome the announcement, and look forward to the people of the Western Region and the staff of the clinic enjoying the benefit of updated facilities. Once the State Budget has been handed down, a more detailed analysis will follow.