Hospitals' cash crisis an emergency

Ben Fraser
February 26 2024 - 11:45am
Grampians Health, which includes Horsham, notched a $25.26 million deficit in first quarter of the 2023-24 financial year. File picture
Grampians Health, which includes Horsham, notched a $25.26 million deficit in first quarter of the 2023-24 financial year. File picture

Earlier this month, The Wimmera Mail-Times, along with The Courier in Ballarat, The Standard in Warrnambool and the The Bendigo Advertiser, revealed the state hospital system racked up a $697 million operating deficit - spending significantly more than its budget - in the first quarter of the 2023-24 financial year.

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Ben Fraser

Ben is the Editor with the Wimmera Mail-Times, Stawell Times-News and Ararat Advertiser. Ben is the former chief of staff at the Portland Observer, a qualified teacher, and an Leadership Great South Coast alumni (2019).

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