The proposed Wimmera Cancer Centre has received a huge financial boost, with the $1million committed from the Commonwealth being delivered.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the Commonwealth’s support for the project, which incorporates oncology, dialysis and community palliative care, when he visited the health care group in March.
Mr Abbott attended a fundraising breakfast for the centre when he made the funding announcement and even emptied his own wallet to help the cause.
Wimmera Health Care Group chief executive Chris Scott said the $1million from the Commonwealth will join more than $345,000 already raised from the community.
“We are very excited to have the funds from the Commonwealth delivered for this incredibly important and worthy project,” Mr Scott said.
“The project is expected to cost at least $3million so the commitment from the Commonwealth shows a lot of support for the proposed Wimmera Cancer Centre.
“The project has received a huge amount of community support and this contribution should only help bolster that.”
Mr Scott said the centre will help improve treatment options for all people in the Wimmera and reduce the number of people forced to travel for treatment.
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