Final Report

Final report

Hospital funding cuts: the perfect storm

The demolition of Federal-State health relations 2014–2016

5 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-451-1

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 24KB)
Terms of Reference (PDF 10KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 8KB)
Hospital funding quotes (PDF 14KB)
Recommendations (PDF 23KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 51KB)
Chapter 2 - Background to hospital funding reform (PDF 227KB)

Hospital funding pre-Medicare
Medicare Agreements
Australian Health Care Agreements
Development of the Intergovernmental Agreement
National Health Reform Agreement
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Commonwealth hospital funding (PDF 155KB)

2014 changes to Commonwealth hospital funding
'Skin in the game'
Need for long-term, sustainable funding
State issues
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Impacts on New South Wales hospitals (PDF 233KB)

State-wide impacts
Lack of funding is impacting clinical effectiveness and patient care
Impacts on access to health care
Committee view

Chapter 5 - Impacts on Victorian hospitals (PDF 84KB)

State-wide impacts
Elective surgery impacts
Committee view

Chapter 6 - Impacts on Queensland hospitals (PDF 434KB)

Reduction to Queensland hospital funding
State government response
Committee view

Chapter 7 - Impacts on Western Australian hospitals (PDF 114KB)

State-wide impacts
Committee view

Chapter 8 - Impacts on South Australian hospitals (PDF 115KB)

Reduction to South Australian hospital funding
Departure from shared commitments
Community impacts
State Government response
Committee view

Chapter 9 - Impacts on Tasmanian hospitals (PDF 114KB)

State-wide impacts
Committee view

Chapter 10 - Impacts on ACT and NT hospitals (PDF 544KB)

Australian Capital Territory
Committee view
Northern Territory
Territory-wide impacts
Committee view

Appendix 1 - Witnesses who appeared before the committee (PDF 97KB)
Appendix 2 - Submissions received by the committee (PDF 25KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, additional information, correspondence and answers to questions on notice (PDF 50KB)

Tabled Documents
Answers to Questions on Notice
Additional Information

Appendix 4 - Parliamentary Budget Office submission excerpt (PDF 242KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555