Latest News

Back to News
1332_20-08-2018_5637.jpg

Victorian Greens pledge to stand with community health

Posted 17 August 2018

On the second day of the VHA’s Annual Conference Rethink, reset, reimagine, health spokeswoman for the Victorian Greens, Nina Springle MP, pledged commitment to the Stand with Community Health campaign, which was launched this week.

‘The Greens hold three seats in the Victorian lower house and are a strong force in the upper house. We are delighted that they have shown their commitment to community health today,’ Tom Symondson, VHA CEO said today.

By signing the candidate pledge, the Victorian Greens have committed to: 

  • Leverage Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution funding to establish new community health centres, run by existing community health services.
  • Ensure that Victoria’s 29 registered community health services receive preferred supplier status from the Victorian Government for the provision of services to vulnerable communities.
  • Help establish a dedicated community health service capital fund.
  • Deliver additional funding to keep pace with demand.
  • Invest in pilot hospital diversion projects.
  • Increase public dental funding.

The Greens announcement sees them join the REASON Party in standing with community health to take pressure off emergency departments and reducing outpatient waiting lists.

The Labor Party and the Liberal Coalition are yet to take the candidate pledge. 

‘The good news is that with 98 days until the Election, both parties have plenty of time to pledge their commitment to stand with community health.’

 

Tagged

News Archive

View all

Briefing: Royal Commission into Aged Care public hearings

The first round of public hearings, for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, opened in Adelaide on Monday 11 February. Scheduled to run for eight days from 11 February to … Read more

Aged Care Royal Commission direction hearing

The direction hearing for the Aged Care Royal Commission was held in Adelaide on 18 January. The terms of reference were reiterated, including that it covers residential and community care contexts … Read more

REGISTER NOW: 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