Latest News

Back to News
1221_19-12-2017_9846.jpg

Healthy people, healthy systems

Posted 19 December 2017

The VHA supports the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association in its efforts to influence the long-term reform of the health system, VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today.

In response to a request from the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, to provide a blueprint for a 10-year health funding agreement, the AHHA has published ‘Healthy people, healthy systems’. The paper details a series of reforms intended to improve the integration, value, cost, effectiveness and management of the Australian health system.

“With parts of the health system suffering from duplication and structural inefficiencies, the VHA and its members realised the importance of supporting and participating in the consultation process undertaken by the AHHA.

“The blueprint offers a robust emphasis on a nationally consistent health system, which is a positive direction for reform. If the recommendations are implemented there would be a greater alignment of the acute and primary health sectors, and with that, better outcomes for patients”, he said.

The blueprint sets out four priorities for recommended reform, consisting of a number of short, medium and long-term actions over a 10-year period.

Click here to read the VHA member bulletin.  

Click here to read the blueprint ‘Healthy people, healthy systems’. 

News Archive

View all

SAVE THE DATE: Voluntary assisted dying model of care information sessions

In mid-2018, the Department of Health and Human Services engaged the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) to develop the model of care to support the implementation, from 19 June 2019, of voluntary … Read more

Submission to the voluntary assisted dying implementation taskforce

With the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 last year, the VHA has been engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services to work alongside the model of care working group. The … Read more

VHA Aged Care Royal Commission consultative group

In response to the establishment of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the VHA has formed a consultative group of interested members to inform the development of its submission … Read more

Update: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety

VHA partner, Russell Kennedy Lawyers, has developed an update on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The work of the Royal Commission is well underway with the first of the … Read more