Tony Abbott’s Liberal Government will cut $34.6 million from Monash Health – the largest health service in Victoria – putting more pressure on a system already in crisis.
In total, Tony Abbott will cut $277 million from Victorian hospitals. That amount of money could clear the elective surgery waiting list, or employ 3,000 nurses or open 500 new hospital beds.
- The State Liberal Government cut $826 million from Victorian hospitals. Tony Abbott’s $277 million cuts were revealed in the MYEFO budget update released in December 2013.
- Based on current funding levels, the cut to Monash Health would mean $3.4 million slashed from this year’s budget and $15 million lost in 2016/17.
- The latest health data released by the Government shows Monash Medical Centre (Clayton) failed to:
- Treat at least 80 per cent of all patients in the emergency department within targeted time
- Transfer at least 90 per cent patients from ambulances within 40 minutes
- Meet its targets for urgent and semi-urgent elective surgery patients