A publicly operated Mildura Base Hospital
The Mildura Base Hospital is a sub-regional public hospital servicing about 80,000 people in the Sunraysia area. The hospital is the major public referral health service for the Northern Mallee sub-region of the Loddon Mallee region.
On 23 August 2019, the Victorian Government announced its decision to return operation of Mildura Base Hospital to public management at the conclusion of the current agreement with Ramsay Health on 15 September 2020. This decision will bring operations of Mildura Base Hospital in line with all other rural Victorian public health services, including the appointment of a Board of Directors.
The Victorian Government would like to thank Ramsay Health and staff for their commitment to the Mildura community and Sunraysia region over the last 20 years and will work closely with Ramsay Health to ensure a smooth transition, ensuring there are no disruptions to services or care.
The Victorian Government has also announced it will invest $1 million for a new regional service plan to examine the healthcare needs of Mildura now and into the future.
A Community Consultative Committee will be established to ensure community engagement throughout the regional service plan informing future services and investment at Mildura Base Hospital. An expression of interest for community involvement will open in September 2019.