New Charlton Hospital rises from the 2011 floods

The Charlton community has celebrated a historic milestone in its recovery from the devastating 2011 floods with the doors opening on the town’s new state-of-the-art hospital.

The Charlton community has celebrated a historic milestone in its recovery from the devastating 2011 floods with the doors opening on the town’s new state-of-the-art hospital.

Minister for Health David Davis today officially opened the new Charlton campus of East Wimmera Health Service in Learmonth Street.

“Today marks yet another significant milestone in that recovery, as the community unites to celebrate the completion of the town’s new hospital,” Mr Davis said.

Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh said the people of Charlton can be proud of their community spirit and resilience as they worked tirelessly to rebuild after flood waters inundated the town in January 2011.

“The modern new hospital will see the return of vital health and aged care services to Charlton after the former hospital sustained irreparable damage in the floods,” Mr Walsh said.

Liberal candidate for Ripon Lousie Staley said the Victorian Coalition Government delivered $22.7 million to build a new hospital in Charlton.

“The new hospital features acute beds, residential aged care beds, an urgent care service, a range of primary care and allied health services and GP consulting and treatment rooms,” Ms Staley said.

“The community can rest assured that extensive flood resilience measures have been incorporated in the location and design of the new Charlton Hospital.”

Mr Davis said Charlton Hospital was among more than $4.5 billion of health infrastructure investment underway across Victoria.