National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services
DescriptionF1. The $200 million flexible funding pool will support States and Territories to drive improvements to EDs, elective surgery and subacute care services.
F2. States and Territories agree to work in close alliance with Local Hospital Networks to achieve the objectives and outputs of Schedule F.
Project Eligibility CriteriaF3. States and Territories will have the flexibility to direct funds for recurrent or capital purposes across EDs, elective surgery and subacute care to the highest identified priority within their jurisdiction.
F4. Funding could be used for, but is not limited to, projects such as:
- purchase of elective surgery, ED and subacute care equipment, including information technology systems to manage patient flow through hospitals;
- construction of new elective surgery, ED and subacute care facilities;
- employing or extending the roles of new hospital or community-based staff to deliver elective, emergency and subacute services; and
- training and development activities.
F5. States and Territories agree to ensure that funding is used in the most efficient way to help meet targets set for elective surgery, ED and subacute care performance and manage any potential risks for each project.