860 more doctors and nurses for Vic

The funding package includes $194 million for undergraduate training to provide a significant boost in clinical placements for nursing, medical and allied health students.

There is also $42 million for postgraduate training, which will inject 860 new doctors and nurses into the health system.

Health Minister David Davis said more doctors and nurses were vital so the health system could service a growing population.

“As the population grows, so too does the