Labor must come clean on secret hospital amalgamation plan

Liberal Party Victoria

Victorian patients and regional communities are paying the price for Labor’s financial mismanagement as the Allan Labor Government admits health services will have their funding cut.

Today, Minister for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas, confirmed at least 20 health services across Victoria would have their funding cut – reportedly by up to30 per cent.

This confirmation comes as the Allan Labor Government continues to progress its secret plan to forcibly amalgamate health services which will lead to a loss of services and job cuts.

Shadow Minister for Health, Georgie Crozier, said: “Labor must come clean on their secret plan to cut funding and amalgamate health services across Victoria.

“The Allan Labor Government has admitted it will cut funding to at least 20 of Victoria’s health services which will make it impossible for them to continue to serve their community.

“Labor’s priorities are all wrong. Premier Jacinta Allan can find the money for a $200 billion train line in Melbourne, but not the money to keep local health services up and running.

“Labor cannot manage money, cannot manage our health system and Victorians are paying the price.”

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