VHA welcomes pre-budget funding for key health services

October 6, 2020

Four of the key items identified in the VHA’s Pre-Budget submission to the Commonwealth Government have been funded in the lead up to the announcement of the 2020-21 Commonwealth Budget.

Back-to-back crises in 2020, from devastating bushfires to the COVID-19 pandemic, have exposed the weaknesses of Victoria’s current health system and shone a light on its strengths. The VHA has called on the Commonwealth Government to use the budget to build on initiatives across the sector supporting the COVID-19 response and safeguard service delivery across the healthcare continuum.

Key initiatives funded to date and identified in the VHA’s submission include:

Read the full VHA Submission here and follow our updates and analysis via Twitter from 7.30pm AEDT on Tuesday 6 October.