VHA members invited to share insights on how to navigate ‘COVID Peak’

October 6, 2021

Victoria is currently ‘opening up’ the state in line with the national plan for reopening, while continuing to respond to the COVID-19 virus and its impacts.

Modelling has suggested that the state will face a growth in demand on the Victorian health sector, with anticipated peaks in late October and December. This expected demand is coming at a time of great pressure on the health system, which is already providing testing, vaccination and COVID-19 care, on top of ‘business-as-usual’ care, which is at record levels due to delayed care stemming from the pandemic.

To help support the health sector’s response to the expected increase in demand, the VHA is hosting a member forum on Victoria’s health system readiness on 28 October 2021.

The forum will focus on system readiness – how the Victorian public health system can be supported to manage the expected increase in demand stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts.

The VHA will seek member experiences and ideas and feedback on solutions, which will help to inform our policy and advocacy efforts on behalf of the sector.

At the start of the forum, we will be joined by Adam Horsburgh, Interim Deputy Controller, Health Service Operations at the Department of Health. Adam will provide a brief presentation before opening the floor for questions. Following this, the VHA will host a ‘closed doors’ discussion with participants.

 

Who should attend?

CEOs, executives and Board Directors from VHA member organisations are encouraged to register via this link.

 

When and where?

  • 1.30-3.30pm
  • Thursday 28 October
  • Online, Zoom link and calendar invite will be sent after registration