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VHA advocates for fairer aged care MPS funding

Posted 17 June 2015

The VHA has been working with Victoria’s multi-purpose services (MPSs) to highlight issues regarding a funding shortfall for their aged care services arising from their unique funding arrangements.

Victoria’s seven MPSs deliver integrated health services including aged care in isolated rural areas. Without them, communities would need to travel hundreds of kilometres round trip to access basic healthcare services.

Following representations to decision makers, the VHA has promoted the valuable role of MPSs in the media with a feature appearing in today’s Weekly Times

Thanks go to all the MPSs for their contribution to these activities. While the matter is yet to be resolved the VHA is hopeful the Aged Care Financing Authority's impending review into issues affecting financial performance of rural and remote providers will be an opportunity to fully prosecute this and other issues facing Victorian aged care providers. 

For enquiries please contact VHA Manager, Aged Care Nina Bowes or Senior Media Adviser Rachel White

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