“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:
Victoria’s political parties are following their national counterparts and failing to release full and detailed health policies prior to the upcoming election.
Governments and political parties must support general practice. AMA Victoria slams unsubstantiated policies which direct funding away from general practice and towards ill-equipped and insufficient alternatives: pharmacists and nurses.
The Victorian Liberal Party must stop asserting that they’ve dramatically increased public hospital bed numbers unless they release data detailing which hospitals have received these beds.
The Victorian Labor Party’s $46.2m plan for GPs to treat adolescents in disadvantages schools will not work in its current form.
Today's Federal Budget announcement holds nothing but pain for Victorians. Just as no one is immune from sickness, no one will be immune from these dramatic increases in out-of-pocket health expenses.