Vic Labor unveils $1.5 billion health plan

AAP, November 8, 2010 Victorian Labor has promised to employ an extra 2800 doctors, nurses and health professionals if re-elected in a bold bid to take the upper hand on health. The new recruits would be spread across the public hospital system, providing faster treatment for more patients under a $1.5 billion health package. The four-year package also includes $618 million to treat an extra 315,000 emergency patients and $344 million for 620,000 surgeries. It comes a day after the coalition pledged $87 million to employ more doctors and nurses, cut hospital waiting lists and improve hospital accountability. ... Vic