Women’s health care boost Ballarat bound

April 2, 2024 3:06 pm in by
Image: Eureka MP Michaela Settle (second left) at today's announcement / Supplied

Ballarat will be home to one of the state government’s first Women’s Health Clinics from June.

It will be located at the Ballarat Base Hospital with others set to open at Barwon Health Geelong, the Northern Hospital, Royal Women’s and Frankston Hospital.

Twenty will eventually be set up as part of the government’s $153 million women’s health package.

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The government says the clinics will remove the barriers women face when trying to access specialist care and deliver more services closer to home.

Services will be delivered by gynecologists, urologists, specialist nursing and allied health support under the one roof, making it easier for women to access specialist care for conditions including endometriosis, pelvic pain, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause and menopause.

“Ballarat Base Hospital provides exceptional care to our community and the addition of this new clinic bolsters their ability ensuring women in our region have access to the world class care they deserve,” Eureka MP Michaela Settle said.