Our Hospitals: Going Backwards

Massive funding cuts to health in Victoria have caused elective surgery performance to fall to levels not seen for nearly a decade.

Victorian Labor has released a report that shows the elective surgery performance of Victorian Hospitals is in crisis under the Baillieu Government.

Under Labor in 2010, 80 per cent of people who needed an elective surgery received that surgery.

Under Ted Baillieu, this is expected to drop by 5 per cent when the next round of health data is released – this means one in four people will miss out.

Elective surgeries show how Victoria’s hospitals are performing and after two years of shrinking budgets under Ted Baillieu, this report reveals there is a looming disaster in Victoria’s health system.

Having cut hundreds of jobs and slashed more than $600 million from the state’s health budget, Mr Baillieu must accept the health system is approaching breaking point.

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