Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Record health investment in State Budget

Record health investment in 2019-20 State Budget

18 June, 2019 –

The Palaszczuk Government has increased funding for the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (HHS) by $210.6 million from the previous budget, to deliver the biggest health investment this area has seen.

The operating budget for Metro North HHS budget will be more than $3 billion for the 2019-20 financial year.

We’re also creating jobs by employing an additional 695 health workers to provide the critical services we need.

For Stafford, the Metro North HHS budget for 2019-20 includes:

  • $14.6 million in 2019-20 out of a $41.3 million total spend to establish a new 12 bed Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility at The Prince Charles Hospital to provide treatment and support for adolescents across Queensland with severe and complex mental health issues.
  • $705,715 in 2019-20 out of a $2.9 million total spend to provide upgrades to the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at The Prince Charles Hospital to meet future healthcare needs.

The 2019-20 State Budget sees a record $19.2 billion statewide investment in health with employment of over 2,630 more staff across Queensland.

We’re building better hospitals and health services to cope with our growing and ageing population here in southeast Queensland. Demand for public health services has increased, but we’re getting on with the job and building the infrastructure we need.