I am launching a community campaign to secure a new MRI licence for Epworth Geelong, following the Morrison Government’s opening of a competitive public application process to determine the location for 20 Medicare eligible MRI licences.
I am delighted to back Epworth Geelong’s in its bid for a new MRI licence. Epworth is such an important asset for our entire community and in one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
Our Government has announced ten locations to receive Medicare subsidised MRIs from 1 November 2018, subject to the sites meeting the required approvals and administrative requirements.
The additional 30 sites will bring the total number of fully Medicare eligible MRI machines to 204, a more than 17 per cent increase across Australia.
The machines will provide more than 400,000 Australians access to lifesaving scans with a total $175 million investment from our Government.
I’m welcoming feedback from Corangamite constituents about the importance of an MRI licence for Epworth.