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'Grave concern': regional hospitals brace for amalgamation mandate

Ben Silvester
Updated April 24 2024 - 1:53pm, first published 1:36pm
Bendigo hospital. Picture by Peter Weaving
Bendigo hospital. Picture by Peter Weaving

Victoria's regional health services are bracing for forced amalgamations across the state hospital system as the opposition and current and former hospital CEOs criticise a lack of consultation and transparency.

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Ben Silvester

Ben Silvester

Victorian state correspondent

Correspondent covering key issues across regional Victoria, based in Melbourne.


Jessica Greenan


Journalist at The Warrnambool Standard covering both Moyne Shire and Corangamite Shire Council. Sometimes court. Special interest in all things environment.

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