The Victorian Budget delivers on significant investment in mental health and addiction, and first steps for Health IT infrastructure. Preventive health intervention not targeted.
“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 Australian Medical Association (Victoria) welcomes the Victorian Government’s Ice Action Plan, which includes $18 million for ice treatment and rehab programs.
As part of the 2014-2015 budget cuts, the Federal Government has announced the following three major changes to the way general practice will be funded in the future:
The AMA believes the Federal Government has delivered a safe and steady health budget – but some of the biggest challenges are yet to come.
This page outlines AMA Victoria's current public health issues
This page explores AMA Victoria's recent doctor advocacy work.
Our Recommendations: Provide funding to undertake medical workforce planning . . .