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Victorian State Budget 2023/24

Specialist equipment and care

When you or a loved one are waiting on a diagnosis, rapid access to a PET scan can make all the difference.

Nurse wearing PPE in a hospital

We’ll invest $44 million for eight more PET scanners across Victoria.

To better support children with cancer and patients requiring highly specialised care, we’ll invest:

  • $103 million to increase access to highly‑specialised therapies and genomic testing for people with rare diseases and cancer.
  • $35 million for additional research, training and clinical care funding to fight childhood cancer, helping to save lives. This package delivers on the Government’s election commitment to support the Victorian Paediatric Cancer Consortium.

This Budget invests in programs to protect and strengthen infrastructure, including:

  • $40 million towards the Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund, providing grants to upgrade essential equipment and renew, reconfigure and refurbish metropolitan health services’ infrastructure.
  • $34 million to support a range of security tools and services to protect against cyber threats for Victorian public health services and Ambulance Victoria, and upgrade ICT infrastructure.

Reviewed 19 May 2023


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