Key messages

  • The Travis Review included a statewide census of public health service capacity.
  • The Interim Report provided recommendations about how to increase the capacity of Victorian public hospitals.

In December 2014 the Victorian Government appointed independent expert Dr Doug Travis, surgeon and former president of the Australian Medical Association Victoria, to conduct a statewide census of bed and theatre capacity, and to provide recommendations about how to increase the capacity of Victorian public hospitals.

The Terms of Reference for the Travis Review included the presentation of an Interim Report on the census results to the Minister for Health by the end of March 2015.

The Victorian Government has publicly released the Travis Review Interim Report, including census results by health services and all recommendations. These recommendations have been accepted by the government.

The Final Report of the Travis Review was provided to the Minister for Health in June.