Monash welcomes Federal Opposition’s investment in new Peninsula Health Futures Hub

Monash University welcomes today’s new commitment from the Federal Opposition to help deliver the Monash-Peninsula Health Futures Hub and improve outcomes of the region’s most vulnerable people.

(L-R) Senator Raff Ciccone, Dr Megan Astle, Paul Edbrooke MP, Joshua Sinclair, the Hon Ed Husic MP, Peta Murphy, James Bertschik, Professor Christina Mitchell, Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen, Professor Terry Haines.

The $15.3 million in funding announced today at the University’s Peninsula campus is in addition to Federal Labor’s earlier $21 million commitment to the Monash-Peninsula Health Futures Hub, a partnership between Monash University and Peninsula Health focussed on aged care, mental health and addiction – pressing issues both in the local area and across the nation.

The Hub will deliver new, better integrated models of care for some of the region’s most vulnerable people. If successful, this model of care could then be scaled up and rolled out across Australia.

Announced by the Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy and Peta Murphy, Candidate for Dunkley, the funding will also kickstart local startup activity through PenStart - a new health tech accelerator program - and test new models of care through new simulation facilities at Monash University’s Peninsula Campus.

The Health Futures Hub project has received bipartisan support from all levels of government, including a $32 million funding commitment from the Federal Government earlier this year.

The Hub will help enable the Frankston-Peninsula region to become a leader in generating new health solutions for the nation, and deliver better health outcomes, shorter hospital wait times and new jobs.