THE state government has delivered on its election promises to inject money into Leeton's hospital, as well as the town's water treatment plant.
Leading into the March state election, the government had promised the Leeton District Hospital would receive $2.5 million for upgrade work, with the water plant $40,000 to conduct a scoping study into wider improvements that could be made.
The government handed down its first budget since its re-election and both of those projects were on the books.
Leeton Shire Council mayor Paul Maytom is especially hopeful this may bring more attention to the hospital.
"There's no doubting there's still many issues that need addressing when it comes to our hospital," he said.
"Hopefully by having this funding in there, we might be able to draw more attention to these things.
"I think it's good news the government has kept their election promises and will deliver the funding for these projects.
"In regards to the hospital, I would like to find out exactly where this money is going."
Previously, the government had said the funding would be used to upgrade and expand the emergency department, maternity, pharmacy space, ambulatory care and ward refurbishments.
Leeton's $2.5 million seems like loose change when compared to Griffith, which will receive $250 million by 2024 for the town's base hospital rebuild.
Member for Murray Helen Dalton said both hospitals needed more.
"Deni and Leeton hospitals are getting piddling amounts, just $3.2 million and $2.5 million respectively," she said.
"That won't even be enough to upgrade the parking facilities. Just $14.2 million is allocated next financial year for Griffith Base Hospital.
"The hospital build is moving far too slowly and I will be pressuring the government to speed things up."
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