Libs Announce Extra Funding For Chronic Disease Management

  • $200,000 A YEAR FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASES

ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will provide more support to community health organisations and groups which deliver chronic disease support. Mr Seselja said the plan will help support self management and alleviate some of the pressure chronic diseases place on Canberra’s health system.

“Demand for health and hospital services in the ACT will increase significantly in the near future, with overnight admissions expected to double in the next decade,” Mr Seselja said.

“A Canberra Liberals Government would provide an extra $200,000 per year to help fund groups that support self-management of chronic disease.”

Mr Hanson said the Canberra Liberals would invite these groups to make submissions for funding to enhance current programs, or develop new programs.

“We know that these groups are the experts when it comes to chronic disease management, and that the government should do everything it can to support them,” Mr Hanson said.

“This collaborative policy will help alleviate some of the burden on our healthcare system as demand continues to grow.

“This policy will give Canberrans better access to healthcare, and is part of our commitment to give residents better local services,” Mr Hanson concluded.