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2023-24 Budget

The 2023-24 Queensland Health Budget aims to reduce ambulance ramping, ease pressure on emergency departments, and reduce surgical and specialist wait times.

The record $25.8 billion Budget also invests in women’s healthcare and mental health services, while supporting major infrastructure projects including hospital expansions and new carparks.

This Budget funds a range of key initiatives under our Putting Patients First plan (PDF 1663 kB) to take further action to tackle ramping and healthcare pressures to improve emergency department access and reduce wait times, and advance the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan (PDF 3181 kB).

More information on these and other health initiatives and highlights, published in the 2023-24 State Budget, are shown below.

Total Queensland Health budget

$25.8 billion

Budget allocation

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Budget highlights

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Reducing ambulance ramping
Surgery and specialist

Addressing surgery and specialist clinic backlogs
Women's health

Investing in women's healthcare
Mental health

Mental health services boost

Reducing ambulance ramping

The Government has committed $764 million to reducing ambulance ramping and improving access to emergency departments.

Addressing surgery and specialist clinic backlogs

Around $224 million is being invested in addressing surgery and specialist clinic backlogs including continuing the planned care recovery initiative created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investing in women's healthcare

A $34.8 million investment in women’s healthcare includes continuing the Growing Deadly Families Strategy, the development of a 10-year Queensland Women’s and Girls’ Health Strategy and expanding outreach obstetric and gynaecology services.

This funding will also be used to act on recommendations by the Hear Her Voice Report 2, including strengthening the capacity of Queensland hospitals to provide high-quality, trauma-informed forensic medical examinations to sexual assault victims and providing trauma-informed domestic and family violence training to the frontline health workforce.

Mental health services boost

Mental health services will receive a $301.4 million boost, which will assist in implementing the $1.645 billion Better Care Together: a plan for Queensland’s state-funded mental health alcohol and other drug services to 2027.

Last updated: 19 June 2023