To continue that work, and ensure we remain ready to respond to the pandemic, this Budget invests a further $9 billion.
That includes funding for elective surgery, ambulance services and the continuous improvement of Victoria’s testing and tracing capabilities.
This also includes $2.8 billion to maintain hospital capacity and ensure the ongoing health of Victorians. This investment will mean:
- The continued operation of new facilities opened to deal with the pandemic.
- Additional investment to cover the cost of new higher cost therapies, treating patients with complex conditions.
- Supporting the delivery of elective surgery delayed during the pandemic.
Reviewed 24 November 2020