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The Department of Health (DH) has been established to advance the government's policy priorities in improving patient outcomes and experience for all Victorians.

DH is responsible for the Health and Ambulance Services, Mental Health and Ageing portfolios. We also lead the government’s public health response and recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DH will remain at the very heart of Victoria's recovery effort – looking after families and taking care of Victorians’ loved ones.

A priority for DH will be to deliver ever-better quality healthcare through continuous improvement. We will have Victorians and clinicians at the center of our reforms, continued leadership from our health service executives, and deeper engagement with our academic partners.

Our ultimate vision is to achieve the best health and wellbeing for all Victorians. We will do this through the creation of a department committed to leading an integrated and continually improving healthcare system for health, mental health and aged care. ​

Reviewed 30 March 2021

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