Submissions are prepared on behalf of and in consultation with members and are aimed at driving change to legislation and State and Commonwealth policy.

  • 16.03.20

Submission: Response to Counsel Assisting’s recommendations on residential aged care workforce

The VHA has made a submission to the Royal Commission to support their inquiry into: ‘what the Australian government can do to strengthen the system of aged care services to ensure that the services provided are of high quality and safe and ensure that aged care services are person-centred.’ The submission to support the Counsel Assisting’s recommendations on residential aged care workforce provides a response across two key areas including mandatory minimum staffing requirements and funding for increased staff levels and reporting.

  • 16.03.20

Submission: National Medical Workforce Strategy

The VHA represented Victorian public sector health services and community health services at a stakeholder consultation forum in Melbourne aimed at testing and refining the current set of drafted potential solutions for the National Medical Workforce Strategy. The VHA also made a written submission to the Department of Health to ensure the proposed solutions benefit and support the needs of health services and community health services across the state and do not result in any unintended consequences, particularly for regional and rural services.

  • 17.02.20

Submission: Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap

The VHA has made a submission on the Mission Roadmap as the Federal Government seeks to prioritise funding for critical dementia and aged care research that aims to support older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer and access quality care when they need.

  • 07.02.20

Submission: State Budget 2020-21

While the VHA is calling on the Victorian Government to provide an immediate ‘band aid’ of funding to enable the system to function effectively in the short-term, few would agree that continuous increases in funding is sustainable nor would many agree that injections of funds is appropriate without fundamental shifts in the way care is delivered. The VHA calls on the government to fund new approaches now, focused on wellness and a holistic view of a person, to relieve pressure and better plan for demand of the future.

  • 03.02.20

Submission: Joint submission to the Productivity Commission draft report into mental health

The VHA and Mental Health Victoria have collaborated on a submission to the Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s mental health system. The submission covers the breadth of the mental health system, and the other parts of the public health and social service systems that it commonly interacts with.

  • 03.02.20

Submission: Commonwealth Budget 2020-21

The VHA calls on the Australian Government to offer an opportunity to create change that ensures equitable access to health and disability care for all Australians in its 2020-21 Budget.

  • 09.12.19

Submission: Nurse practitioner prescribing arrangements

The VHA has contributed to the DHHS consultation on nurse practitioner prescribing arrangements.

  • 27.11.19

Submission: Audit of hospital and aged care food

The VHA submission highlights specific aged care issues such as the impact of dementia, appetite loss, mandatory quality indicators, the aged care quality standards, and dignity of risk/human rights, that need to be considered as part of the audit.

  • 12.11.19

Submission: Improving home care payments

The VHA has made a submission to the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) consultation on improving home care payment arrangements.

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