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Service Reform

Victoria’s public health system is a complex web of services which are managed and funded by local, state and commonwealth governments. This complexity makes it difficult for people to access the right information and the most appropriate care when it is needed.

The VHA advocates for government funding to be allocated where it is most needed. We also campaign for funding to be directed towards non-bed-based healthcare options in order to cope with growing demand.

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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  • VHA Submission: Nurse/Midwife to Patient Ratio Improvements Taskforce

    The VHA has provided a policy submission to the Nurse/Midwife to Patient Ratio Improvements Taskforce consultation.

    16 February 2017
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  • VHA Submission: Aged Care Legislated Review

    The VHA has provided a submission to the Aged Care Legislated Review. This submission reflects our focus on system design and priority issues for our members.

    13 December 2016
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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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  • Violence in Healthcare Taskforce Report
    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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  • 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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  • Issues Affecting the Financial Performance of Rural and Remote Aged Care Providers

    This submission into the Aged Care Financing Authority's (ACFA) review outlines the high level issues facing aged care providers in rural areas. Its focus is on public sector providers in Victoria, and in particular small rural health services and multi-purpose services.

    01 October 2015
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  • Victoria's 10 Year Mental Health Strategy

    VHA submission into Victoria's long-term strategy for delivering mental health services.

    24 September 2015
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  • VHA submission to the Primary Health Care Advisory Group's consultation
    09 September 2015
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  • Inquiry into End of Life Choices

    The VHA's response to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices. In our submission, the VHA makes seven recommendations to improve end of life care for Victorians.

    01 September 2015
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  • Independent Review of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health Community Support Services Programs

    The VHA's submission to the Independent Review of Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health Community Support Services Programs.

    19 August 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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  • AOD and MHCSS recommissioning consultation

    The VHA's response to the service sector reform council's review of the recommissioning of the alcohol and other drug and mental health community support service programs. 

    03 September 2014
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  • Commonwealth Home Support Discussion Paper
    30 June 2014
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  • Changes to Commonwealth Home Support Program
    28 May 2014
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  • Federal Budget 2014-15
    13 May 2014
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  • Medicare Locals Review
    13 May 2014
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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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  • Clinical Mental Health Service Catchment Consultation

    The VHA's submission to the consultation on clinical mental health service catchment boundaries.

    01 November 2013
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  • Ministerial Review of Victorian Health Sector ICT
    31 October 2013
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  • National Framework for Action on Dementia
    15 May 2013
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  • Service Sector Reform

    Response to the Towards a more effective and sustainable community services sector discussion paper.

    05 April 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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  • NHPA Healthy Communities Report
    07 March 2013
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  • Aged Care Workforce Supplement
    06 March 2013
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  • Proposed changes to Aged Care Act 1997
    21 December 2012
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  • NHPA Hospital Performance Report
    14 December 2012
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  • Definition and Cost Drivers for Mental Health Services
    06 December 2012
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  • Revised Victorian HACC Program Manual
    22 November 2012
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  • Living Longer. Living Better
    17 September 2012
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  • Advance Care Planning
    13 September 2012
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  • New Directions for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
    15 June 2012
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  • Aboriginal Health Plan 2012-2022
    30 May 2012
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  • Living Longer.Living Better. Aged Care 10-Year Plan
    20 April 2012
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  • Palliative Care in Australia

    Submission to the Australian Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry into Palliative Care in Australia.

    21 March 2012
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  • Rural Emergency Service
    07 March 2012
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  • Health Innovation and Reform Council
    07 March 2012
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  • National Advisory Council on Dental Health
    02 March 2012
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  • Oral Health
    29 February 2012
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  • Ten Year Roadmap for Mental Health Reform
    01 February 2012
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