The Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund aims to achieve the following benefits:
Improved models of care
The fund will enable health services and agencies to adopt new technologies and deliver contemporary models of care, improving the quality and safety of care for patients and staff.
Support growing demand
Metropolitan health services and agencies will have increased capacity to deliver healthcare in their facilities, meeting growth in demand for services. These benefits will flow through to the wider community, with patients returning home and getting back to work, school, family or community life more quickly.
Stronger local economies
Construction and upgrades of metropolitan health services provide opportunities for local trades and businesses to undertake project-based work.
The expansion of public health services can also provide ongoing employment opportunities for medical and healthcare professionals and create employment pathways for younger generations.
Greater community support
The Metropolitan Health Infrastructure Fund has dedicated funding categories for Aboriginal community controlled health services and community health services. These services provide personalised and culturally sensitive care to local communities and can create hubs that encourage local health professionals to work collaboratively.