House debates

Thursday, 2 September 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Hospitals

2:36 pm

Photo of Greg HuntGreg Hunt (Flinders, Liberal Party, Minister for Health and Aged Care) Share this | Hansard source

In addition to the training of nursing staff and the upskilling, particularly for ICU capacity, there's the provision of nursing staff through the private hospitals viability guarantee, which has already been activated within New South Wales and then, of course, the provision of funding. So far, $6 billion has been provided to the Australian public health system for public hospitals. In New South Wales, $1.1 billion has been provided through that partnership. We are expecting another $1.4 billion. So if you bring it all together—nursing staff, beds, ICU capacity, ventilation capacity, funding and PPE—these are all of the things which we are bringing on the basis of the plan, which was developed 18 months ago, which is being continuously reviewed and which is being implemented at this moment.


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