Do you want your hospital back? Labor to ask Mildura residents the question

THE Victorian Labor Government wants the Sunraysia community to have a say on whether the Mildura Base Hospital should be returned to public hands, with a formal community consultation launched today.

Mildura Base Hospital is the only publicly-owned, privately-operated hospital in Victoria, operated by Ramsay Health as part of a contract reached with the Liberal-Nationals in 1998.

The contract was extended by the former Liberal Government and expires in 2020, although the government and Ramsay have until September 2019 to activate a two-year extension.

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