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Victoria’s public health system has a devolved governance model, with 84 government-appointed healthcare boards and 38 community health boards managing risk and ensuring their services meet high clinical standards. These local boards bring a community perspective to strategic decisions.

The Australian Centre of Healthcare Governance - an affliiate of the VHA - provides board development and consultancy services, online board evaluation and development, and a program of facilitated roundtable sessions for executives and directors.

Policy & Publications

  • Victorian Budget Submission 2017-18

    The VHA has made a submission to the Andrews Government's 2017-18 budget process.

    07 March 2017
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  • Department of Health and Human Services Policy and Funding Guidelines 2016-17

    The VHA summary of key funding policy changes for Victorian public hospitals.

    08 July 2016
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  • Inquiry into End of Life Choices

    The Victorian Parliament's Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee final report from the Inquiry into end of life choices was released on 9 June. 

     

    16 June 2016
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  • Royal Commission into Family Violence

    Today the final report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence (the Report) was tabled inParliament, after an extensive 15 month consultation and submission process.

    30 March 2016
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  • VAGO reports into patient safety and bullying and harassment

    VHA member bulletin outlining key findings and recommendations from the VAGO reports Patient Safety in Victorian Public Hospitals and Bullying and Harassment in the Health Sector.

    23 March 2016
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  • 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget Submission

    The VHA's submission to the 2016-17 Commonwealth budget provides recommendations to support and drive public healthcare.

    05 February 2016
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  • 2015-16 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

    VHA summary of the 2015-16 Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Outlook.

    16 December 2015
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  • Health 2040 submission

    The VHA has submitted a response to the Victorian Government's Health 2040 discussion paper, which sought feedback to shape the future of Victoria's health sector.

    30 October 2015
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  • NSQHS Standards: Version 2

    The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare recently released a draft Version 2 of the National Safety and Quality for Healthcare Service Standards. VHA submitted a response to the consultation paper on 30 October 2015.

    30 October 2015
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  • Inquiry into Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care
    14 August 2015
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  • Impact on Victorian Government service delivery of changes to National Partnership Agreements
    29 July 2015
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  • Victorian Health Policy and Funding Guidelines- Part 2
    29 July 2015
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  • Guide to the NSQHS Standards for community health services
    27 July 2015
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  • Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

    The VHA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of the 2015-2019 Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (the Plan)

    01 July 2015
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  • Reducing Regulation in the Health Portfolio

    The VHA is pleased to submit our submission to the Reducing Regulation in the Health Portfolio consultation.

    30 June 2015
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  • The Commonwealth Budget 2015-16 Analysis
    13 May 2015
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  • Change to meals, entertainment and entertainment facility leasing fringe benefits tax exemption
    07 May 2015
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  • State Budget Analysis
    06 May 2015
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  • Travis Review

    The VHA provided a submission to the Victorian Government's Travis Review into system-wide health service capacity. The review is being led by former AMA President Dr Doug Travis and will look at opportunities for increasing capacity for improving patient services.

    30 April 2015
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  • Victorian State Budget Submission 2015-16

    VHA submission to the Andrews Victorian Government's first budget process.

    12 March 2015
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  • ACQSHC Draft Guide for Health Service Boards

    Submission on the ACQSHC's draft consultation guide for boards implementing the national standards.

    05 January 2015
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  • National Commission of Audit
    01 May 2014
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  • Submission to the National Commission of Audit
    23 November 2013
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  • Metropolitan Planning Strategy

    Response to the Ministerial Advisory Committee regarding the development of a Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Strategy

    28 March 2013
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  • National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
    30 July 2012
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  • Review of Health Services Act 1987
    20 June 2012
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  • Performance and Accountability Framework
    10 May 2012
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