$15.3 Billion 

in 2016-17

4.3% increase



Ice Strategy


in 2016-17 to tackle the ice epidemic in Queensland including Drug and Alcohol Brief Intervention Teams in Logan, Rockhampton and Townsville Emergency Departments.


Enhancing Queensland Ambulance Service Frontline Services


over three years to fast track employment of 75 extra paramedics in the Queensland Ambulance Service.


Integrated Healthcare Fund


over two years to be reallocated internally by Queensland Health to incentivise ideas and initiatives that will deliver better integration of care and address fragmentation in services. The integrated care models will be implemented and evaluated over a two-year period commencing July 2016.


Clinical Genomics Research


overfive years to be reallocated internally by Queensland Health to establish a Clinical Genomics Service (CGS).

Establishing a CGS will help Queensland keep up with advances in the eld of human genomics, with faster results and treatment for Queensland patients.


New and Replacement Ambulances


to purchase 170 new and replacement ambulance vehicles to enhance frontline service delivery.


Nurse Navigators

During 2016-17, Queensland Health will continue to deliver on the Government’s election commitments with a continued focus on rebuilding the nursing workforce with a further 68 additional nurse navigators; further to the 50 nurse navigators delivered in the 2015-16 Budget.

$230 Million Advancing Queensland’s Health Infrastructure Program

Repurposing Nambour Hospital, redeveloping Atherton Hospital emergency department and operating theatres and Thursday Island Hospital. Development of a new Health Precinct for the southern corridor of Cairns and delivering temporary carpark solutions at Caboolture and Logan Hospitals.

Roma Hospital

Roma’s ageing health facilities will be replaced with a new hospital funded from the $180 million Enhancing Regional Hospitals Program announced in the 2015-16 Budget.
The South West Hospital and Health Service is completing a detailed business case and community consultation.
Early works are expected to start by the end of 2016, with more than 250 jobs expected to be created through the construction phase.

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