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VHA welcomes REASON Party commitment to community health
Posted 16 August 2018
The Victorian Healthcare Association has today welcomed an announcement by Fiona Patten MP, Reason Party Candidate for Northern Metropolitan Region, that she will support the VHA’s Stand with Community Health Campaign.
Ms Patten confirmed her support today at the VHA’s Annual Conference: Rethink, reset, reimagine, after signing the VHA’s candidate pledge.
‘We are delighted that the Reason Party has shown its support to services who provide care to some of Victoria’s most vulnerable people. By pledging to stand with community health Ms Patten has demonstrated she is committed to a stronger health system.” Tom Symondson, VHA CEO said.
Ms Patten has today announced the Reason Party will support the VHA’s community health platform with a commitment 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.
‘Enforced competition from the successive governments has weakened the system. The VHA has written to all political parties inviting them to take the pledge. We hope that the Reason Party will soon be joined by the Coalition and Labor Party in supporting these essential services.’
Ms Patten is the first party leader to commit to support community health in this years’ election.
For further information please contact: Zhoe Jess, Manager of Media and Communications, 0400 952 120.
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