The Special Commission of Inquiry into Healthcare Funding is conducting a review of the funding of health services in NSW.

As part of the comprehensive review, the Inquiry will examine:
The existing governance and accountability structure of NSW Health
The way NSW health funds services delivered in public hospitals and community settings
Strategies available to address escalating costs, limit wastage and identify areas of improvement in financial management

RACS made a preliminary submission in November 2023 demonstrating the need for more astute spending and financial management of funds which will have a far-reaching and long-term impact upon the state of NSW and the country as a whole. These are as follows – 

More targeted and needs-based funding
Link between metropolitan and rural hospitals
More structured collaboration and co-ordination

Read the full submission (PDF 408.75KB).