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Big swings for healthcare taken in latest election promises

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Election promises from all sides of politics continue to come thick and fast.

This time 8 hospitals around the state, including the Ballarat Base, will receive PET scanners IF Labour is re-elected.

Speaking yesterday, the ALP's Juliana Addison said it's potentially a $44m investment.

"Importantly in Ballarat, in Warrnambool, in Shepparton and in Wangarratta, as well as four Metro hospitals - we know that this is going to streamline care."

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Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison and Labor Candidate for Ripon Martha Haylett

Meanwhile, the Coalition has made a multi-million dollar pledge to health services in Beaufort and Skipton.

Liberal Member for Ripon Lousie Staley says $22 million will go toward the masterplan to upgrade facilities in the area - IF the Coalition is elected.

Plans include locating the Hostel and Residential Aged care in a single-level building, and retaining the existing Hostel Building for student accommodation and community health use.

The funds would come from shelving the Suburban Rail Loop, which the Coaltion says it will instead put towards Victoria's healthcare system.

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