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Victorian Budget 2014-15: VHA Response

Posted 06 May 2014

Total health spending of $14.95 billion has been announced in the 2014-15 Victorian Budget, which is an increase of $607.6 million (4.2 per cent) on 2013-14.

Taking inflation and population growth into account, this budget continues last year's flat-line approach to healthcare spending.

This is a disappointing result given the budget's $1.3 billion surplus, which will increase to a $3 billion surplus in 2015-16.

While there are some specific investments in additional capacity, community health has received a meagre 2 per cent funding increase.

Although acute care funding has increased by 4.5 per cent, output targets have increased by more than 6 per cent, which means Victorian health services are being expected to do more with less.

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