Our story is your story
We want Victoria to be a place where the people are the healthiest in the world, a place where future generations thrive.
For Victoria to remain a great place to live, work and play, Victorians need to know they can access healthcare that allows them to keep doing the things they love – whether it’s spending time with family and friends, getting out and about or doing things that bring them joy.
Our job is to help Victorians stay healthy and safe and deliver a world-class healthcare system that leads to better health outcomes for all Victorians.
The department supports Victorians to stay healthy and safe in lots of ways:
- To keep you in good health we provide expert health information and advice that you can trust.
- When you need a health or aged care service we will ensure that you receive quality care by the best health workers in the world.
- When we have emergencies that impact your health we will be there to help guide you and keep you safe.
- And if you are struggling with your mental health we will ensure access to a range of care and supports.
The department delivers a world-class healthcare system that meets the changing health needs of all Victorians by focusing on people first. Prevention is our starting point, creating the right conditions and supports to promote and protect good health and intervene early at every point.
You can expect our healthcare system to deliver what you need because it will:
- Look at you as a whole person respecting diversity in identity, culture and religion.
- Be culturally safe.
- Recognise that connection to culture is integral to health and wellbeing, especially for our strong and proud Aboriginal community.
We have five major reform directions to evolve our healthcare system so we can deliver better health outcomes for the Victorian community. Our reform directions are underpinned by three core principles that form the basis of everything we do:
- We deliver the health outcomes that matter the most to the community.
- We ensure fairness so we meet the needs of all Victorians, and
- We do things in partnership with the community and health sector.
Serving the Victorian community is our passion and we deeply believe that a sustainable, world-class healthcare system that delivers the best health outcomes will make Victorians the healthiest people in the world.
Read our Operational Plan 2021-22
Reviewed 21 October 2021