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Higgins

 

Higgins has a number of high quality health service providers, both public and private.

The most prominent is the Cabrini Hospital, which houses one of the largest cancer treatment centres in the nation.

The Government’s policies are designed to cut unnecessary red tape, waste and release pressure on the health system so that doctors and nurses can get on with doing what they do best – healing the sick.

 

Coalition Policy

We have a clear focus on integration, innovation and modernisation to deliver the 21st century health services Australians expect. We will eliminate waste, inefficiency and duplication wherever we find it.

The 2016-17 Budget committed an increased investment in health, aged care and sport to $89.5 billion in 2016–17, an increase of 4.1 per cent on 2015–16.

The Turnbull Government will make sure every health dollar lands as close to the patient as possible.

Our closely co-ordinated reforms range from a Healthier Medicare and cheaper, faster access to medicines, through to patient-focused hospital and dental funding agreements with the states and territories, as well as consumer-centred reforms of private health, aged care, mental health, digital health and medicinal cannabis.

Investment highlights include:

  • Health – $71.4 billion
  • Medicare – $22.7 billion
  • Hospitals – $17.9 billion
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – $10.4 billion
  • Additional Primary Care investment, including Mental Health – $1.5 billion
  • Aged Care, excluding Department of Social Services – $17.8 billion

You can read more about the Turnbull Government’s plan for world class healthcare here.