Analysis

Health budget on life support: will Victoria spend billions more?

Ben Silvester
Updated June 28 2024 - 11:28am, first published May 6 2024 - 8:00am
Victoria's hospital system is tracking for a $3 billion deficit, which experts blame on 'unreasonable' budgets set by the state government.
Victoria's hospital system is tracking for a $3 billion deficit, which experts blame on 'unreasonable' budgets set by the state government.

Victoria's health system is at a crossroads as the government decides whether to further increase record spending in Tuesday's state budget.

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Ben Silvester

Ben Silvester

Victorian state correspondent

Correspondent covering key issues across regional Victoria, based in Melbourne.

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