Hospital staff with patient

Investment almost $2.9 billion

The Victorian Government is building on our record-breaking investments in Victoria’s health system with almost $2.9 billion to ensure that Victorians, wherever they live, receive first-class care.

At the end of the last financial year, the elective surgery waiting list was the lowest number in 6 years. But there is more work to be done – on elective surgery, on emergency waiting times and on outpatients.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments to:

Meet hospital demand

$1.3 billion to meet hospital demand for an additional 41,000 admissions and 38,000 emergency treatments in 2017/18.

Reduce waiting times

$319.9 million to reduce waiting times for elective surgery, delivering 6,600 new elective surgery procedures in 2017/18 and reducing the waitlist.

Better, safer care

$215 million to implement the Government’s Better, Safer Care reforms to put patient safety first, eliminate avoidable harm and improve the quality of health care across the State. These changes will ensure every Victorian receives the best quality of care.

Was this page helpful?