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Unacceptable health service strain: Govt

Posted 06 October 2016

The VHA’s work has never been as important as it is today, said the Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas at the VHA’s Annual Conference Inspiring Health Leadership today.

“Our health system is under increasing pressure…there’s an unacceptable strain on our health services. We know – as you do – that we need to find a better way,” Ms Thomas told public health sector leaders at The Glasshouse, Melbourne.

“The VHA’s willingness to work collaboratively and cooperatively with government – something they have done over many years – has been pivotal to improving health outcomes across Victoria.

“I want to acknowledge the VHA for their ongoing advice and support – and for the strong leadership they provide across our health sector.

“Thank you for your hard work and commitment to the people of Victoria.”

The State Government must support and empower health service leadership with resources, training and data sharing, Ms Thomas said.

The government’s work – and the much awaited Duckett review into quality and safety – is about setting ourselves up to learn and to improve, she said.

“And importantly we must share our learnings, share our insights if things go wrong, and share the knowledge from our successes.”

 

 

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