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26 February 2016

Western Health is facing a $4.973 million cut to its bottom-line budget as a result of Turnbull's latest savage $73 million cut in health funding.
Set to hit in March, the cut for Western Health will create a funding black hole nine months into its annual budget!
This is funding that could have been used to treat 72,000 chemotherapy patients, attend to 180,000 emergency department presentations, or provide almost 12,000 elective surgeries.
These cuts come on top of the Federal Liberal Government's already savage $17.7 billion cut to Victorian hospitals over the next 10 years!
This callous decision will see Victorian patients waiting longer for vital care and treatments. This is not good enough and Victorian patients deserve better!