Latest News

Back to News
1198_26-10-2017_3351.jpg

Budgets & State election consultations

Posted 26 October 2017

Hundreds of recommendations and concepts were shared by more than 50 member representatives, as part of the VHA’s extensive 2018 budget and election consultations, which culminated this week.

Members’ sessions in Ballarat, Shepparton, Traralgon and Melbourne elicited robust discussion and welcome contributions.

VHA Director of Policy Emma Liepa, pictured right, said today that the VHA is analysing the information to determine key priorities for the submissions. 

“We’re sifting through every comment and assessing each idea and opportunity our members contributed, and there are some clear themes emerging.”

Any contributions that don’t make next year’s final submission won’t be lost, she said.

“It’s important we focus our advocacy efforts on fewer items in submissions for budgets and the State election so that our message is as strong as possible. But all issues are being logged and plans will subsequently be put into place where appropriate,” she said.

Feedback from session attendees was overwhelmingly positive and the VHA will run similar sessions in the future.

“It’s an excellent way to share information and hear the burning issues and opportunities for change. We appreciate the generosity of CEOs, board members and members of executive teams who have contributed their time and thinking to this process.”

Draft submissions will be emailed to attendees and member CEOs in November for review.

Tagged

News Archive

View all

Leading the change: iPRO's simple steps to compliance

Following iPRO CEO Oliver Roydhouse's presentation at the VHA and ACHG Governance Conference Leading the change, here's his simple steps to compliance best practice as shared with VHA members and … Read more

Mental Health Complaints Commissioner to headline forum

Dr Lynne Coulson Barr, Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, will headline the VHA Mental Health Forum next month. VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today that Victoria's first Mental Health … Read more

VHA partners with recruitment specialists

The VHA has partnered with three recruitment firms to provide expertise in the provision of recruitment services to members, VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today. The VHA already enjoys strong … Read more

VHA member threat detection trials: Key observations & ramifications

The VHA has collaborated with members who have expressed interest in understanding the complexities of their network environment as they relate to cybersecurity risk. In conjunction with … Read more