Central Bayside Community Health Services

Mr RICHARDSON (Mordialloc) — It was a pleasure to join the Minister for Health recently at Central Bayside Community Health Services, where we announced funding for eight dental chairs, new and upgraded sterilising equipment and an X-ray machine.

A real highlight for me was to join a former member for Heatherton and a former member for Mentone, the Honourable Peter Spyker, who served this community for well over 13 years as a local member and a minister. Peter is on the board of Central Bayside Community Health Services. At the age of 73, Peter is still serving the community continuously, giving his time and mentoring in the area.

The history of this site is that it was the old Mordialloc hospital. A lot of locals were born at that hospital, and instead of it being put to another use, it was turned into a community health centre. It operates an amazing service there on a range of different platforms. Dental care is a real growth area, and I was very pleased to join the Minister for Health to share in that announcement.