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A gateway to the strategies, policies, programs and services delivered by the Department of Health & Human Services.
Victorian government portal for older people, with information about government and community services and programs.
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A list of public hospitals and health services in Victoria.
The Victorian healthcare system focuses on providing patient-centered care that is timely, appropriate and effective.
Victorian health services
aim to meet or exceed quality and safety standards to ensure our health
sector provides world-class care.
The Victorian Government is working to improve access to quality healthcare in rural Victoria.
Private hospitals and day
procedure centres in Victoria must be registered and comply with
regulations on patient safety and care.
Victorian health service
providers are adopting leading-edge systems and technologies to help
ensure that our health system delivers world-class care.
The Victorian Government plans, develops policy, regulates and funds over 500 health services and organisations.
Victorian health service
boards have well defined responsibilities and the department
acknowledges board education as a crucial activity.
The Department of Health
& Human Services manages Victorian health data collections by
suppling standards, specifications and quality processes.
Information about primary
care, working with general practice and private providers, Primary Care
Partnerships, service coordination, integrated chronic disease
management, and workforce development.
Victoria’s community health services, including registration and
governance, the Community Health Program, demand management, service
improvement and services targeted at population groups at risk of poorer
Information about public dental care in Victoria, including eligibility and access, fees, waiting lists, and data reporting.
Information about public cemeteries, crematoria and cemetery trusts in Victoria for various stakeholders.
ensures that medicines and poisons are safe. Healthcare professionals
must be aware of the relevant laws for their occupation.
In Victoria, the
department has an important role in protecting the health of Victorians
from the potential health effects of environmental hazards.
All Victorian food businesses must follow the food safety regulations for their class of food premises.
Victorian information about vaccination for children, adolescents and adults.
Guidelines and advice for health professionals about infectious diseases.
statistical data and evaluations are important tools for planning
preventative health and wellbeing measures.
include the national cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening
programs, newborn bloodspot screening, prenatal screening and infant
Disease prevention and
early detection targeting specific areas such as obesity, physical
activity, sexual health and heart disease.
The department administers the Radiation Act 2005. Users and managers of radiation practices are licensed under this Act.
Anti-smoking laws and policies have contributed to a continuing decline of smoking rates across Victoria.
The department safeguards
drinking water, facilitates the safe use of alternative water supplies,
and protects the public by ensuring healthy swimming.
GPs and primary carers provide most mental health services. Specialist services are also available.
Victoria’s public mental health services are committed to high standards of practice and service.
Consumers and carers play a critical role in the delivery of mental health services in Victoria.
In Victoria the promotion of mental health and wellbeing is a priority.
Victoria is committed to providing world-leading standards of care for all people living with a mental illness.
The Mental Health Act 2014 supports advocacy, diversity, privacy and complaints processes.
Reporting requirements for Victorian public mental health services and an overview of government-funded mental health research.
Ongoing reforms to the Victorian public mental health service system impact on the mental health workforce.
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publication can be ordered online by filling out this form - we do not
ship outside of Australia. Some items are available in limited
alcohol and other drug treatment services cover a broad spectrum of
community-based and residential treatment options.
This webpage links to
more information from the Victorian Government about policy, research
and legislation for the alcohol and other drug sector.
Standards and guidelines
direct alcohol and other drug service providers to ensure safe,
accessible and professional treatment services.
The Victorian alcohol and
other drug treatment services workforce operates in a complex
environment. The government is supporting the sector to meet these
This section provides
information about funding models for alcohol and other drug service
providers and details about the reporting requirements.
The Victorian Government supports older Victorians to live independently in the community through a range of support programs.
services provide accommodation and support services for Victorians who
need help with everyday activities. They are regulated by the Victorian
Residential aged care is
for older people who can no longer live at home. These services are
funded and regulated by the Commonwealth Government and can be operated
by not-for-profit, private or state government providers.
Aged Care Assessment Services teams assess older Victorians to identify care that will best meet their needs.
The Home and Community
Care program provides funding for services which support frail older
people, younger people with disabilities and their carers.
The Victorian Government
provides a range of programs to maximise older people’s health and
wellbeing and social participation across all life stages.
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Page last reviewed: 28 Nov 2014
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