ALBURY-Wodonga Private Hospital has welcomed the Victorian decision to fund the treatment of public patients at its 103-bed facility in West Albury for several months.
Chief executive Doug McRae said the one-off funding, to be channelled through Albury Wodonga Health, was the result of a submission made by the private hospital.
Mr McRae said the issue had been discussed with the medical specialists, who had welcomed the move to use the hospital’s theatres for a limited number of public patients.
“We have some spare capacity and our private patients will not be affected by the extra workload,” he said.
“The funding is good news and we are more than happy to help.”
It offered the government a deal in which such funding would be used for operations such as tonsillectomies, knee replacements and hernias.
The hospital has five operating theatres and its own day surgery unit.