Guy in town: Opposition Leader to visit Swan Hill hospital

VICTORIAN Opposition Leader Matthew Guy will visit Swan Hill today as lobbying for a new hospital ramps up ahead of November's state election. 

Mr Guy will be speaking to the Swan Hill Needs a New Hospital committee before touring the health service, which has been described as the "most pressing case for renewal in the state". 

Swan Hill Needs A New Hospital Committee chairman Les McPhee said the current building is in a deplorable state and no longer fit for purpose.

Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, right, with Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh in Swan Hill earlier this year. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN

Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, right, with Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh in Swan Hill earlier this year. Picture: PAMELA BLACKMAN

"The infrastructure can't support the services needed by this community and will in time jeopardise our ability to attract quality medical practitioners to Swan Hill," he said. 

"Something needs to be done." 

No funding commitment is yet to be made by either side of Parliament. 

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said Mr Guy was "well aware" of the strong community campaign for a new hospital for Swan Hill. 

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