Dedicated research targeting better health care services for ageing, mental health and addiction is set to transform the region following this week’s Federal Government announcement of $32 million for a Health Futures Hub.
This Hub’s approach will transform the learning experience for those studying at Monash University Peninsula Campus, providing a new academic centre partnership between the University and Peninsula Health.
Frankston City Mayor Michael O’Reilly said “Improving the availability and accessibility of facilities and programs to support mental health and drug and alcohol dependent clients in the region is a priority of Council and local organisations including Peninsula Health, Monash University Peninsula Campus and Frankston Private Hospital” said the Mayor.
“We continue to work closely with these key organisations and all levels of government to ensure the provision of services and programs meet the future needs of the community; demonstrating the strength of our local partnerships and advocacy.
Earlier this year, Labor Candidate for Dunkley Peta Murphy announced $21 million towards the Health Futures Hub partnership if a Shorten Government is elected.
“Council thanks the Federal Government and Federal Opposition for their commitment towards delivering this ground-breaking service for Frankston City and the broader Mornington Peninsula and south east Melbourne region.”
For more information on Council’s Future Frankston advocacy, visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/advocacy