We contribute to system leadership, policy and governance for the management of the public health system. We are responsible for funding, performance monitoring and accountability, asset management and system planning.
Reforming Victoria's public health system
Health 2040: advancing health, access and care presents a clear vision for the health and wellbeing of Victorians and for the Victorian healthcare system.
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Review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria
Targeting zero, the review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria was commissioned by the Minister for Health following the discovery of a cluster of tragically avoidable perinatal deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services.
The review was a detailed and extensive analysis into how the department oversees and supports quality and safety of care across the Victorian hospital system.
It consulted widely, seeking the views and experiences of patients, clinicians, hospital managers and boards about how to make Victoria's healthcare systems safer.
It highlights cases of excellence and success that have not been shared across the health system as a missed opportunity to strengthen statewide systems and better protect patients.
The Victorian Government and the department accept in principle all the recommendations of the review, with work already underway to implement them.
Better, Safer Care, Delivering a world-leading healthcare system sets out how the government and department are addressing the entirety of the Review's recommendations.
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In December 2015 the Ambulance Performance and Policy Consultative Committee released Victoria’s ambulance action plan: improving services, saving lives.
The action plan sets out a roadmap to transform both the delivery of ambulance services to the Victorian community and the way paramedics are supported throughout their careers.
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Visit the Better Health Channel for consumer health and medical information. The site provides comprehensive, up-to-date and quality assured information to help you better understand and manage your personal health and wellbeing.
Our Health.vic website provides information for the Victorian healthcare sector and businesses about planning, policy development, funding and regulation. This includes public health services, public hospitals and external organisations that deliver health, mental health and aged care services in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.