Media Release: 08 May 2018
The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.
We will increase:
• Medicare funding by $4.8 billion;
• public hospital funding by more than $30 billion;
• investment in new medicines by $2.4 billion; and
• funding for aged care by $5.0 billion.
Guaranteeing essential services – record investment in health (.pdf)
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HCM – $5 Billion For The Aged Care Sector – But Is It Enough?
AAA – Budget: Funding for providers to implement new quality standards
AAA – Budget: Government provides more funding to improve aged care payments system
AAA – Budget: Residential places to go to consumers, new bond levy for providers
ACG – Budget brings “mixed emotions” for aged care
ABC – Budget 2018: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b to assist older Australians with services in their own homes