“The 2016-17 Victorian Budget is a good budget for rural health. The Government has announced $200m for a Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which will lead to vast improvements to the state’s regional and rural health services” AMA Victoria President, Dr Tony Bartone, said this afternoon.

"The Australian Medical Association Victoria is pleased with the Victorian Government’s Budget. Strong investments have been made across the health system and the medical profession looks forward to working with Premier Andrews and Minister Hennessy as these commitments come into effect," AMA Victoria President Dr Tony Bartone said this morning.

The AMA believes the Federal Government has delivered a safe and steady health budget – but some of the biggest challenges are yet to come.

2017-2018 State Budget Submission. Our Recommendations: Provide funding to undertake medical workforce planning: Provide funding to ensure Victorian doctors can complete their necessary training requirements. In particular, increase the number of medical intern, residency and registrar training positions (including at rural/regional hospitals) . . .

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