Tag: hospital funding

Healthcare

Planning begins on $400 million Westmead Hospital redevelopment

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner believes the upcoming Westmead Hospital redevelopment will be "the biggest hospital building project ever undertaken in Western Sydney". Speaking alongside Treasurer Andrew Constance outside the hospital on June 15, Ms Skinner noted that continued maintenance of the iconic Westmead hospital is essential to ensure the people of Western Sydney are able…

24 Jun 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare

AIHW reports long-term rise in healthcare spending

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has indicated that healthcare spending in Australia has "risen markedly" over the last 10 years - but this growth has been inconsistent across geographical regions and sectors. The 'Health expenditure Australia 2011-12: analysis by sector' report found that while expenditure on healthcare increased on the whole…

2 Apr 2014, by Test Test

Healthcare

Hospital funding: $1 billion lost due to inefficiencies every year

A new study by the Grattan Institute has found that public hospitals in Australia are spending over $1 billion every year with little or no benefit to the patient. According to the Victoria based think tank, the funds are not used to provide improved better care, but rather derive from inefficiencies within the system. “What…

11 Mar 2014, by Test Test