VHA welcomes new ministers

June 27, 2022

Premier Daniel Andrews announced his new Ministry on 25 June, appointing Mary-Anne Thomas as Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services.

The Ministerial appointments also include Gabrielle Williams as Minister for Mental Health and Colin Brooks as Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers.

The VHA welcomes the new ministers and will seek to engage with them over the coming weeks to discuss the needs of Victorian healthcare system, now and in the future. This will be particularly important as we increase our campaign activities ahead of the state election in November.

As well as briefing the new ministers on the critical and complex issues affecting public health and community health services, we will be using this opportunity to advance the interests of our members. Our campaign will focus on member- and evidence-informed initiatives that support and lift the entire Victorian health system, in cross-cutting areas such as workforce, infrastructure and funding.