FUNDING UP FOR HASLUCK AGED CARE AND HEALTH

FUNDING UP FOR HASLUCK AGED CARE AND HEALTH

Caring for our local communities is a top priority – while I am delivering major increases in health and aged care funding for Hasluck, Labor is left making belated promises.

Hasluck aged care investment has jumped from $53.6 million to $61.4 million a year since 2015, while our Government has lifted funding for the North Metropolitan Health Service – covering Midland and Kalamunda hospitals - by 43.9 per cent, or $157.3 million, since Federal Labor was last in power.

Our most recent Hasluck health care achievement has delivered fully Medicare-funded local MRI scans – saving our residents up to $400 per scan – since 1 November.

Palliative care is a priority, through our Government’s National Palliative Care Strategy, with almost $33 million currently being rolled out to expand community based palliative care across the country, so more senior Australians can pass away in their own homes.

Since Bill Shorten and Labor were last in government, we have overseen a more than 30 per cent increase in Medicare benefits paid on specialist services and a nearly 20 per cent increase in palliative care-related prescriptions.

We are providing subsidies to reduce the financial burden of palliative care on patients and introducing a range of new tailored supports and services for carers.