Continuing care for Victorians

Throughout 2020, our hospitals and healthcare system have done an incredible job in caring for Victorians.

Medical check up on patient

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.

Media release

Supporting The Healthcare Workers That Support Us

Reviewed 24 November 2020


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