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Travis report reinforces VHA call for capital plan

Posted 01 April 2015

The VHA today welcomes the Interim Report into Dr Doug Travis’ review of Victoria’s public hospitals which identifies the mismatch between demand and the support Victoria’s health services currently receive for delivering quality care.

Acting Chief Executive of the VHA Tom Symondson said he was pleased the Travis review findings debunked the myth that more beds automatically equate to better care.

“As per our state budget submission we have been saying for some time that the number of operating hospital beds is an arbitrary and inaccurate measure of health system capacity, especially today where quality health services can be and are being delivered in a variety of settings,” Mr Symondson said.

“I am also encouraged the Travis report recognises the need for a long-term capital plan, which we have been seeking a commitment to for some time.

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