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Victorian election announcements from major parties

Posted 26 November 2014

While the focus of both the Labor Party and Coalition election campaigns was mostly on capital investment, some policy announcements did align with the VHA's broader election priorities.

The final week of the election campaign saw several major health funding announcements from Labor and the Coalition:

Labor announcements:

  • $200m to open beds and theatres identified in Labor's planned statewide census of hospital capacity
  • $150m towards a $350m speicialist cancer hospital with 195 beds at Monash University
  • $100m to reduce ambulance response times and upgrade facilities
  • $60m to rebuild Orygen Youth Health’s Parkville facilities
  • $20m to build ICU and short stay units at Angliss Hospital
  • $42.6m to provide GP visits to disadvantaged schools
  • $16.2m for equipment and specialist consulting rooms at Monash Medical Centre

Coalition announcements:

  • $127m to tackle obesity and chronic disease
  • $177 million into Monash Children’s Hospital emergency department
  • $115m to redevelop Casey Hospital
  • $92.7m for 150 new paramedics
  • $75m for Goulburn Valley Health’s redevelopment and emergency department
  • $75m over four years in addition to current investment of $60m in the Victorian Cancer Agency
  • $70 million to develop a dedicated cardiac hospital at Monash Health
  • $66m to expand palliative care services
  • $30m over four years for security measures to protect patients and staff
  • $25m for community health and rehabilitation facilities at Bass Coast Regional Health
  • $23m to provide community and hopital-based mental health beds in Geelong
  • $18m for five new urgent care centres in Melbourne growth corridors and one in regional Victoria
  • $10m to establish up to 10 acute beds in bush nursing hospitals
  • $8.1m for a 10-bed Prevention and Recovery Centre for youth mental illness in outer-eastern Melbourne
  • $5.2m in a total package of $8.1m to build the Pakenham Ambulatory Care Centre
  • $3.7m to build an integrated community health service at Ararat Hospital
  • $3.2m capital works at Ballarat Community Health
  • $1.3m in capital investment at Bellarine Community Health Service

A full list of health-related election campaign announcements can be dowloaded from our State Election 2014 web page

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