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The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has released the results of the financial audits of Victoria’s public hospital sector, made up of 87 public hospitals and 23 associated entities.
VHA has produced a member bulletin summarising the findings and publicly highlighted the challenges that health service boards and senior management face.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released the National Efficient Cost Determination 2015-16.
The National Efficient Cost (NEC) is the average cost of a block funded rural hospital. The NEC is used to calculate the Commonwealth Government's contribution of funding to small rural health services.
Rural Allied Health Recruitment Support Packages (RSP) are available to help rural and regional health services fill recruitment gaps, and meet required levels of allied health service delivery.
Subsidies of up to $10,000 per recruited health practitioner are available for eligible services. This program can help your rural or regional health service attract and retain the health professionals you need, while minimising your recruitment costs.
The Federal Government’s continuing narrow consultation on Medicare reforms shows that it is not learning its lessons on the unintended and negative consequences of policy driven by politics, not evidence, according to the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA).
The VHA and AHHA calls on the Government to include public hospitals and other health service providers in discussions to gain a holistic view of the health sector and understand how to best tackle issues. Read more
Contemporary boards are required to go beyond simply ensuring compliance and signing off the annual budget. They set performance goals and, crucially, cultural expectations for their organisations. A high performing organisation needs a board which truly understands the drivers of performance in health and community care and the policy environment at national, state and local levels.
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- IHPA National Efficient Cost Determination 2015-1626 Feb 2015
- Victorian Public Hospital Audits 2014-1526 Feb 2015
- Federal Budget Submission 2015-1615 Jan 2015
- ACQSHC Draft Guide for Health Service Boards05 Jan 2015
- Mergers and cuts in MYEFO16 Dec 2014
- New Labor Government01 Dec 2014
- Victorian state election announcements 201420 Nov 2014
- IHPA Pricing Framework 2015-1612 Nov 2014