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Care from the comfort of your own home

As challenging as it’s been, this year has given us new insight into how we can deliver care remotely – or in the comfort of a patient’s home.

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As we recover from this pandemic, we want to make sure we continue to give patients flexibility in their care, allowing them to choose what is best for them and their families.

Better at Home

This Budget will invest $121 million for Better at Home, increasing the delivery of hospital services in patients’ homes – ensuring these Victorians can receive the care they need in the comfort of their own home.

Media release

Better At Home – More Support To Recover At Home

Boosting virtual care technology

We’ve also seen that for many people, telehealth is a much simpler and easier way to attend an appointment.

It’s why this Budget also invests $13 million to boost virtual care technology, making it easier for busy families and patients in regional and rural communities to access support.

This funding includes investing in new software to facilitate telehealth appointments, a trial of telehealth with Ambulance Victoria and the purchase of devices to make home-base care safer for patients and clinicians.

Reviewed 23 November 2020

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