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Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Part 2: Payments for Specific Purposes (continued)

Health

In 2015‑16, the Commonwealth will provide funding of $17.2 billion to support state health services, including $16.4 billion in National Health Reform funding and $742.8 million in National Partnership payments, as detailed in Table 2.4.

This funding will account for approximately 34.4 per cent of the Commonwealth's $50.0 billion in total payments for specific purposes.

Table 2.4: Payments to support state health services
$million 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
National Health Reform funding 15,459.4 16,440.9 17,382.4
Public hospitals funding 18,103.3 18,873.1
National Partnership payments          
Health infrastructure 736.3 318.3 96.5 29.5
Health services 88.8 72.6 55.1 23.2 17.1
Indigenous health 61.0 12.9 12.9 6.2 6.4
Other health payments 458.6 339.1 143.3 146.3 148.1
Total 16,804.2 17,183.7 17,690.2 18,308.5 19,044.8

National Health Reform and public hospitals funding

In 2015‑16, National Health Reform funding is estimated to be $16.4 billion. This is an estimated increase in funding of 6.3 per cent compared to 2014‑15.

National Health Reform and public hospitals funding(a)(b)
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15                  
National Health Reform                  
Hospital services 4,769.6 3,764.1 2,988.8 1,718.4 1,100.5 326.3 299.1 154.5 15,121.4
Public health 108.2 84.1 68.0 37.2 24.2 7.4 5.5 3.5 338.0
Total 4,877.7 3,848.2 3,056.7 1,755.6 1,124.7 333.7 304.6 158.0 15,459.4
2015‑16                  
National Health Reform                  
Hospital services 5,129.6 4,014.8 3,156.7 1,782.8 1,172.8 340.8 315.6 171.0 16,084.0
Public health 113.8 88.9 71.8 39.8 25.3 7.7 5.9 3.7 356.9
Total 5,243.4 4,103.7 3,228.5 1,822.6 1,198.1 348.5 321.4 174.7 16,440.9
2016‑17                  
National Health Reform                  
Hospital services 5,433.1 4,222.4 3,331.9 1,912.0 1,226.8 351.5 337.7 190.0 17,005.3
Public health 119.8 94.0 75.9 42.6 26.5 8.0 6.2 4.0 377.0
Total 5,552.9 4,316.4 3,407.8 1,954.6 1,253.3 359.4 343.9 194.0 17,382.4
2017‑18                  
Public hospitals funding 5,735.2 4,518.0 3,649.4 2,072.0 1,264.6 377.6 296.1 190.3 18,103.3
2018‑19                  
Public hospitals funding 5,960.0 4,714.1 3,807.7 2,187.3 1,308.5 388.1 308.4 199.0 18,873.1

(a) The efficient growth funding component of National Health Reform funding in 2014‑15, 2015‑16 and 2016‑17 is indicative only. The distribution of efficient growth funding will be determined by efficient growth in each state.

(b) State allocations of public hospitals funding for 2017‑18 and 2018‑19 are shown on the basis of state population shares of total funding and are not adjusted for cross‑border activity.

From July 2014 to June 2017, National Health Reform funding is linked to the level of services delivered by public hospitals as provided under the National Health Reform Agreement. During this period, each state's entitlement is directly linked to the growth in public hospital activity provided in that jurisdiction and the National Efficient Price determined by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.

From 1 July 2017, the Commonwealth will index its contribution for public hospitals funding by the Consumer Price Index and population growth. This approach ensures public hospitals funding growth is more sustainable. State funding entitlements are reported on an equal per capita basis.

Final entitlement of National Health Reform funding
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2013‑14                  
National Health Reform 4,333.9 3,475.4 2,800.8 1,511.2 1,007.2 298.4 278.2 136.1 13,841.2

The final entitlements for 2013‑14 National Health Reform funding were determined by the Treasurer as per the Administrator of the National Health Funding Body's advice in line with the Federal Financial Relations Act 2009.

National Partnership payments for health

A total of $742.8 million will be provided to the states in 2015‑16 under the following health categories:

  • health infrastructure;
  • health services;
  • Indigenous health; and
  • other health payments.
Health infrastructure
$million 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
National Partnership payments          
Health and Hospitals Fund          
Hospital infrastructure and other projects of national significance 66.4 0.6
National cancer system 112.4 63.1 1.5 1.6
Regional priority round 471.4 176.0 93.5 27.9
Albury‑Wodonga Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory 3.5 1.5
Bright Hospital — feasibility study 0.1 0.1
Cancer Support Clinic in Katherine 0.5
Construction of Palmerston Hospital 20.0 20.0
Improving local access to health care on Phillip Island 2.5
Oncology Day Treatment Centre at Frankston Hospital 0.7
Redevelopment of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital 50.0 50.0
Upgrade of Ballina Hospital 1.9 2.6
Upgrade of the Casino and District Memorial Hospital 3.0
Warrnambool Integrated Cancer Care Centre 10.0
Total 736.3 318.3 96.5 29.5

Health and Hospitals Fund

These projects are under the National Partnership for Health Infrastructure Projects or Project Agreements.

Hospital infrastructure and other projects of national significance component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 15.0 50.0 1.0 0.4 66.4
2015‑16 0.6 0.6
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding from the Health and Hospitals Fund to support the development of health infrastructure projects of national significance. The Commonwealth will collaborate with the states to expand and modernise key public hospitals across Australia to improve hospital care.

National cancer system component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 70.5 34.4 5.4 0.4 1.1 0.6 112.4
2015‑16 50.5 0.4 4.5 7.6 0.1 63.1
2016‑17 1.5 1.5
2017‑18 1.6 1.6
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding from the Health and Hospitals Fund to support infrastructure to deliver a world class cancer care system in Australia. This funding will help modernise cancer services and improve detection, survival and treatment outcomes, particularly for patients in regional and rural Australia.

Regional priority round component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 310.8 56.6 36.1 10.5 27.8 0.2 29.3 471.4
2015‑16 1.8 42.7 35.7 27.1 1.0 67.6 176.0
2016‑17 13.9 5.0 7.8 35.0 31.9 93.5
2017‑18 2.0 2.9 15.0 8.0 27.9
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding from the Health and Hospitals Fund to invest in regional Australia. Regional priority funding will improve access to essential health services for Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas.

National Partnership on the Albury‑Wodonga Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15
2015‑16 3.5 3.5
2016‑17 1.5 1.5
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth will provide funding for the National Partnership on the Albury‑Wodonga Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory. This new laboratory will enable local residents suffering from heart conditions to access quality care, without the need to travel long distances to capital cities.

National Partnership on Bright Hospital — feasibility study
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.1 0.1
2015‑16 0.1 0.1
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on Bright Hospital — feasibility study. This study will examine the feasibility of redeveloping the Bright Hospital.

National Partnership for the Cancer Support Clinic in Katherine
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.5 0.5
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership for the Cancer Support Clinic in Katherine to support the purchase and installation of a chemotherapy chair and associated minor building modification to improve delivery of cancer support services in Katherine Hospital.

National Partnership on construction of Palmerston Hospital
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 20.0 20.0
2015‑16 20.0 20.0
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on construction of Palmerston Hospital. The new hospital will provide a full emergency department, a paediatrics ward, and medical and surgical services. Additional funding is being provided for Palmerston Hospital from the Health and Hospitals Fund.

National Partnership on improving local access to health care on Phillip Island
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15
2015‑16 2.5 2.5
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth will provide funding for the National Partnership on improving local access to health care on Phillip Island to upgrade healthcare infrastructure on Phillip Island.

National Partnership on Oncology Day Treatment Centre at Frankston Hospital
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.7 0.7
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on Oncology Day Treatment Centre at Frankston Hospital for the expansion and enhancement of the Oncology Day Treatment Centre at Frankston Hospital.

National Partnership on redevelopment of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 50.0 50.0
2015‑16 50.0 50.0
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on redevelopment of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital for the completion of the development of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

National Partnership for the upgrade of Ballina Hospital
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 1.9 1.9
2015‑16 2.6 2.6
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership for the upgrade of Ballina Hospital for the construction of a second operating theatre and upgrade of the medical imaging department at Ballina Hospital. This will improve the delivery of services in the hospital and enable an increase in the operating theatre capacity. The upgrade will improve the flow of patients between the emergency department and the medical imaging department.

National Partnership for the upgrade of the Casino and District Memorial Hospital
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 3.0 3.0
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership for the upgrade of the Casino and District Memorial Hospital towards the upgrade of the emergency department at the Casino District and Memorial Hospital.

National Partnership on Warrnambool Integrated Cancer Care Centre
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 10.0 10.0
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on Warrnambool Integrated Cancer Care Centre towards the construction of the Regional Cancer Centre in Warrnambool to provide cancer services to people in southwest Victoria.

Health services
$million 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
National Partnership payments          
Canberra Hospital — dedicated paediatric emergency care 5.0
Expansion of the BreastScreen Australia programme 12.4 13.6 15.8
Health care grants for the Torres Strait 4.5 4.6 4.7
Hummingbird House 1.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Improving Health Services in Tasmania          
Better access to community based palliative care services 1.7 1.7
Cradle Coast Connected Care clinical repository 0.3 0.3
Improving patient pathways through clinical and system redesign 5.3 9.0
Innovative flexible funding for mental health 1.0 1.0
Reducing elective surgery waiting lists in Tasmania 19.3 10.9
National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme — participant follow‑up function 1.9 2.4 4.7 6.4
National Perinatal Depression Initiative 8.3 nfp nfp
OzFoodNet 1.7 1.7 1.7 nfp nfp
Royal Darwin Hospital — equipped, prepared and ready 15.3 15.5 15.7 16.0 16.3
Torres Strait health protection strategy — mosquito control 1.0 1.0 1.0
Vaccine‑preventable diseases surveillance 0.8 0.8 0.8
Victorian cytology service 8.9 9.3 9.8
Total 88.8 72.6 55.1 23.2 17.1
National Partnership for the Canberra Hospital — dedicated paediatric emergency care
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 5.0 5.0
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership for the Canberra Hospital — dedicated paediatric emergency care for the development of a dedicated service for children within the emergency department of the Canberra Hospital. This will help streamline and better coordinate paediatric emergency and admitted patient services for approximately 15,000 children each year.

National Partnership on expansion of the BreastScreen Australia programme
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 3.9 2.8 2.9 1.1 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 12.4
2015‑16 4.4 3.3 2.9 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.1 13.6
2016‑17 5.1 3.9 3.3 1.5 1.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 15.8
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on expansion of the BreastScreen Australia programme to improve the early detection of breast cancer by expanding the target age range of the BreastScreen Australia programme from women 50 to 69 years of age to women 50 to 74 years of age. This builds on the existing BreastScreen Australia programme, which commenced in 1991.

National Partnership on health care grants for the Torres Strait
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 4.5 4.5
2015‑16 4.6 4.6
2016‑17 4.7 4.7
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on health care grants for the Torres Strait. Under this programme, the Commonwealth is providing funding to Queensland as a contribution towards the costs of treating visiting Papua New Guinean nationals.

National Partnership on Hummingbird House
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 1.5 1.5
2015‑16 0.8 0.8
2016‑17 0.8 0.8
2017‑18 0.8 0.8
2018‑19 0.8 0.8

The Commonwealth will provide funding for the National Partnership on Hummingbird House for the construction and operation of a dedicated respite and hospice care facility for children with life‑limiting conditions, and their families and carers.

National Partnership on Improving Health Services in Tasmania

The Commonwealth is providing funding for a package of measures to address pressures on the Tasmanian health system and improve healthcare outcomes for Tasmanians.

Better access to community based palliative care services component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 1.7 1.7
2015‑16 1.7 1.7
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding to strengthen the capacity of the existing publicly‑funded palliative care services and networks, and to improve access to multi‑disciplinary community based palliative care services.

Cradle Coast Connected Care clinical repository component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.3 0.3
2015‑16 0.3 0.3
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding to support the continued operation of the Cradle Coast Connected Care clinical repository. The clinical repository stores advance care plans, which document a person's preferences about health, personal care and preferred health outcomes, and guide future decision making when that person cannot make or communicate decisions relating to their health needs.

Improving patient pathways through clinical and system redesign component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 5.3 5.3
2015‑16 9.0 9.0
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding to support clinical system redesign at the Royal Hobart Hospital and the Launceston General Hospital to alleviate pressure on emergency departments through innovative service delivery models such as emergency medical units.

Innovative flexible funding for mental health component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 1.0 1.0
2015‑16 1.0 1.0
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for packages of care to support Tasmanians not served well by mainstream care approaches, including those affected by alcohol, drug, and other complex mental health issues.

The funding will be innovative and flexible to provide intensive, short‑term support that is individualised, community based and recovery focused.

Reducing elective surgery waiting lists in Tasmania component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 19.3 19.3
2015‑16 10.9 10.9
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding to increase Tasmania's capacity to perform elective surgery procedures and increase efficiency and productivity through improved elective surgery management practices. This will ensure that patients receive their operations as a priority, subject to clinical need, and will support Tasmania in managing its elective surgery waiting list.

National Partnership on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme — participant follow‑up function
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.9
2015‑16 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 2.4
2016‑17 1.5 1.1 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 4.7
2017‑18 2.0 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 6.4
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme — participant follow‑up function. This initiative funds the follow‑up of participants who return a positive test result and are not recorded as having attended a consultation with a health professional. The programme will be expanded to provide access for all Australians aged 50 to 74 to biennial screening by 2019‑20.

National Partnership on the National Perinatal Depression Initiative(a)(b)
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 2.4 2.0 1.6 1.0 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.3 8.3
2015‑16 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
2016‑17 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
2017‑18
2018‑19

(a) Funding includes supplementation for the social and community services sector.

(b) Funding amounts for 2015‑16 and 2016‑17 are not published as negotiations are yet to be finalised.

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on the National Perinatal Depression Initiative. The initiative aims to improve prevention and early detection of antenatal and postnatal depression, and provide better support and treatment for expectant and new mothers experiencing depression.

National Partnership on OzFoodNet(a)
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.7
2015‑16 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.7
2016‑17 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 1.7
2017‑18 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
2018‑19 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

(a) Funding amounts for 2017‑18 and 2018‑19 are not published as negotiations are yet to be finalised.

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on OzFoodNet. This is a collaborative initiative with state health authorities for enhanced foodborne disease surveillance. This initiative aims to provide a better understanding of the causes and incidence of foodborne disease in the community and to provide an evidence base for policy formulation.

OzFoodNet collaborates nationally to coordinate investigations into foodborne disease outbreaks, particularly those that cross state and country borders.

National Partnership on Royal Darwin Hospital — equipped, prepared and ready
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 15.3 15.3
2015‑16 15.5 15.5
2016‑17 15.7 15.7
2017‑18 16.0 16.0
2018‑19 16.3 16.3

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on Royal Darwin Hospital — equipped, prepared and ready to maintain the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre at Royal Darwin Hospital in a state of readiness to respond to major health incidents in the region.

A new spending measure associated with this National Partnership is discussed in Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2015‑16.

National Partnership on the Torres Strait health protection strategy — mosquito control
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 1.0 1.0
2015‑16 1.0 1.0
2016‑17 1.0 1.0
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on the Torres Strait health protection strategy — mosquito control to assist in mosquito detection and elimination. Funding also supports employment of a Torres Strait communication officer to improve communication and coordination between Australia and Papua New Guinea to reduce the spread of communicable diseases in the Torres Strait.

National Partnership on vaccine‑preventable diseases surveillance
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 .. .. .. 0.8
2015‑16 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 .. .. .. 0.8
2016‑17 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 .. .. .. 0.8
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on vaccine‑preventable diseases surveillance to improve surveillance reporting of nationally notifiable vaccine‑preventable diseases and allow national monitoring, analysis and timely reporting of data to provide an evidence base for policy formulation.

National Partnership for Victorian cytology service
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 8.9 8.9
2015‑16 9.3 9.3
2016‑17 9.8 9.8
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership for Victorian cytology service to support the early detection of pre‑cancerous cervical conditions by processing pap smears undertaken by general practitioners and other health professionals.

Indigenous health
$million 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
National Partnership payments          
Accommodation and infrastructure related to renal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Northern Territory 10.0
Improving trachoma control services for Indigenous Australians 4.1 4.2 4.2
Indigenous early childhood development — antenatal and reproductive health 31.5
Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment          
Health 5.6 5.9 6.2 6.4
Renal dialysis services in Central Australia 1.7
Rheumatic fever strategy 3.0 3.1 2.7
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory          
Health 10.3
Torres Strait health protection strategy — Saibai Island health clinic 0.5
Total 61.0 12.9 12.9 6.2 6.4
National Partnership on accommodation and infrastructure related to renal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Northern Territory
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 10.0 10.0
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth will provide funding for the National Partnership on accommodation and infrastructure related to renal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Northern Territory for the construction of accommodation facilities and renal infrastructure.

National Partnership on improving trachoma control services for Indigenous Australians
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.3 1.3 1.0 1.5 4.1
2015‑16 0.3 1.4 1.0 1.6 4.2
2016‑17 0.3 1.4 1.0 1.6 4.2
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on improving trachoma control services for Indigenous Australians for the continuation of trachoma control activities in jurisdictions where trachoma, an infectious disease which can lead to blindness, is endemic.

National Partnership on Indigenous early childhood development — antenatal and reproductive health
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 8.3 1.5 8.0 6.1 1.7 1.1 0.3 4.4 31.5
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on Indigenous early childhood development — antenatal and reproductive health to improve antenatal care, teenage sexual and reproductive health and pre‑pregnancy care as well as building linkages with existing child and maternal health programmes to increase the uptake of these services.

National Partnership on Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment

The Commonwealth will provide funding for the National Partnership on Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment. This continues the Commonwealth's investment in the Northern Territory to address Indigenous disadvantage.

The National Partnership will support action in the Northern Territory to further the Commonwealth's priorities for Indigenous affairs: to get children to school, adults into jobs and make communities safer. This National Partnership simplifies and streamlines arrangements, and will decrease Commonwealth intervention in areas where the Northern Territory has primary responsibility.

This National Partnership is discussed further in the Affordable Housing, Community Services and Education sections of this Part.

Funding for this National Partnership is a new spending measure in the 2015‑16 Budget. This measure is discussed in Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2015‑16.

Health component
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15
2015‑16 5.6 5.6
2016‑17 5.9 5.9
2017‑18 6.2 6.2
2018‑19 6.4 6.4

The Commonwealth will provide funding to improve health and wellbeing by supplementing primary health care services in remote Northern Territory communities to position the Northern Territory for the long term sustainability of its services to Aboriginal people. This funding will include support for the provision of integrated oral and hearing health services to children in remote communities.

National Partnership on renal dialysis services in Central Australia
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 1.7 1.7
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on renal dialysis services in Central Australia to contribute to the delivery of renal dialysis and support services in Central Australia. This funding will improve access to renal dialysis services targeted to Indigenous Australians.

National Partnership for the rheumatic fever strategy
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.9 3.0
2015‑16 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.9 3.1
2016‑17 0.9 0.9 0.9 2.7
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership for the rheumatic fever strategy to support register and control programmes for acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous children.

National Partnership on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory.

This National Partnership is discussed further in the Affordable Housing, Community Services and Education sections of this Part.

The measure taken in the 2015‑16 Budget as part of this programme is discussed in Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2015‑16. Part of this measure involves the replacement of the National Partnership on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory with the National Partnership on Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment from 2015‑16.

Health components
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 10.3 10.3
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for oral and hearing health programmes for Indigenous children. The Commonwealth is also providing funding for the Mobile Outreach Plus programme, to ensure that children and their families living in remote communities who are affected by trauma associated with child abuse and neglect are provided with counselling and support.

National Partnership on the Torres Strait health protection strategy — Saibai Island health clinic
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.5 0.5
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on the Torres Strait health protection strategy — Saibai Island health clinic to provide additional staff for the treatment of communicable diseases at the health care clinic on Saibai Island, and development and implementation of a culturally appropriate sexual health education campaign for people in the Torres Strait.

Other Health National Partnership payments
$million 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19
National Partnership payments          
Treating more public dental patients 135.8
Adult public dental services 155.0 nfp nfp nfp
Essential vaccines 211.1 138.8 143.3 146.3 148.1
Improving Public Hospital Services          
National elective surgery target — reward funding 14.5
National emergency access target — reward funding 45.2
National Coronial Information System 0.4
Supporting National Mental Health Reform 51.6 45.3
Total 458.6 339.1 143.3 146.3 148.1
National Partnership on treating more public dental patients
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 38.5 31.9 23.4 23.1 9.6 4.3 1.9 3.0 135.8
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on treating more public dental patients to assist the states to provide treatment for up to 400,000 people on public dental waiting lists, with a particular focus on Indigenous patients, high risk patients and those from rural areas.

National Partnership on adult public dental services(a)(b)
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15
2015‑16 49.9 38.5 30.3 13.0 12.5 5.5 2.4 2.9 155.0
2016‑17 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
2017‑18 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp
2018‑19 nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp nfp

(a) State allocations for 2015‑16 are indicative and subject to negotiations.

(b) Funding amounts from 2016‑17 onwards are not published as negotiations are yet to be finalised.

The Commonwealth will provide funding for the National Partnership on adult public dental services to support the provision of dental services to adults who rely on the public dental system.

The Commonwealth will consult with the states on future funding arrangements for the provision of dental services. Funding arrangements beyond 2015‑16 are subject to negotiations with the states.

The measure taken in the 2015‑16 Budget as part of this National Partnership is discussed in Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2015‑16.

National Partnership on essential vaccines
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 65.8 50.1 45.7 24.2 14.1 4.3 3.5 3.5 211.1
2015‑16 43.2 33.1 29.6 16.3 9.0 2.7 2.3 2.5 138.8
2016‑17 44.3 34.1 30.8 17.1 9.2 2.8 2.4 2.6 143.3
2017‑18 45.0 34.8 31.5 17.7 9.3 2.8 2.5 2.7 146.3
2018‑19 45.3 35.2 32.0 18.2 9.4 2.9 2.5 2.7 148.1

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on essential vaccines to improve the health of Australians through the cost‑effective delivery of immunisation programmes under the National Immunisation Programme. This National Partnership provides funding to the states for the purchase of essential vaccines, which have not yet transitioned to centralised purchasing arrangements, for all eligible individuals under the National Immunisation Programme. Over $400 million of funding has transferred to Commonwealth centralised purchasing arrangements since the Mid‑Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2014‑15.

New spending measures associated with the National Partnership on essential vaccines are discussed in Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measures 2015‑16.

National Partnership on Improving Public Hospital Services

Two payments were provided under the National Partnership on Improving Public Hospital Services.

The Commonwealth provided funding aimed at improving public patient access to elective surgery and emergency department treatment by improving efficiency and capacity in public hospitals.

National elective surgery target component — reward funding
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 8.5 0.9 4.1 0.7 0.2 14.5
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth has provided reward funding to jurisdictions based on their achievement against the national elective surgery target. The target aimed to improve the number of patients treated within the clinically recommended time across all urgency categories.

National emergency access target component — reward funding
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 28.6 16.7 45.2
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth has provided reward funding to jurisdictions based on their achievement against the national emergency access target. The target aimed to improve the percentage of patients that present to a public hospital emergency department and are admitted to hospital, referred to another hospital for treatment, or discharged, within four hours.

National Partnership on the National Coronial Information System
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 0.4 0.4
2015‑16
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth has provided funding for the National Partnership on the National Coronial Information System. This National Partnership supported the administration, maintenance and improvement of Australia's national database of coronial data.

National Partnership on supporting National Mental Health Reform
$million NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT Total
2014‑15 13.6 9.5 15.6 6.4 3.4 1.6 0.6 0.9 51.6
2015‑16 13.6 7.6 10.4 7.0 3.4 1.7 0.6 0.9 45.3
2016‑17
2017‑18
2018‑19

The Commonwealth is providing funding for the National Partnership on supporting National Mental Health Reform to deliver improved health, social, economic and housing outcomes for people with severe and persistent mental illness by addressing service gaps and preventing ongoing cycling through state mental health systems.