Health reform – Council of Australian Governments Meeting – 19 and 20 April 2010, Canberra

Posted on April 21, 2010. Filed under: Nat Hlth & Hosps Reform Comm | Tags: , |

Council of Australian Governments Meeting – 19 and 20 April 2010, Canberra

“COAG Communiqué – Preamble

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) concluded its 29th meeting in Canberra today. …

COAG, with the exception of Western Australia, reached an historic agreement on health and hospitals reform – the establishment of a National Health and Hospitals Network. This represents the most significant reform to Australia’s health and hospitals system since the introduction of Medicare, and one of the largest reforms to service delivery in the history of the Federation. These reforms will deliver better health and hospitals by:”

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Full COAG Communiqué -19 & 20 April – PDF 215KB

Related Documents

National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement

On 20 April 2010, COAG agreed, with the exception of Western Australia, to sign the following National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement.

National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement  PDF 406KB “

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National Health and Hospitals Network report – 3 March 2010

Posted on March 3, 2010. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Systems Improvement, Nat Hlth & Hosps Reform Comm | Tags: |

National Health and Hospitals Network report
ISBN: 978-1-74241-147-7
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-148-4
Publications Number: P3-6430

“The National Health and Hospitals Network will deliver better hospitals by establishing a national hospital network, funded nationally and run locally.

This is the most significant reform to our nation’s health system since the introduction of Medicare.

The National Health and Hospitals Network will:

  • Create a single national network of hospitals, instead of eight separate systems
  • Be funded nationally, with the Australian Government shouldering the majority of the funding burden, which will mean more money is available to meet rising health costs
  • Make sure local doctors and nurses with local expertise are making the important decisions for our local hospitals.

You can read the full policy document here (PDF 2.3 MB)

Today’s announcement follows detailed consideration of the report of the National Health & Hospitals Reform Commission including extensive consultations, right across Australia.”

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