Constituency Question: Health Service Violence Prevention Fund

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (11:56:50) — (14 040) My consistency question is to the Minister for Health. What information can the minister provide on how frontline health workers in the Yuroke electorate will benefit from the Andrews Labor government’s Health Service Violence Prevention Fund? In my community we are fortunate to have a number of outstanding health workers. Whether it is the paramedics at the Craigieburn ambulance station, our community emergency response team volunteer first responders or the staff at public health clinics, they all work tirelessly to care for local residents. Unfortunately too often these hardworking professionals are subject to physical or verbal attacks. That is why I am pleased that the government has introduced a $40 billion fund to protect the safety of healthcare workers. I look forward to receiving information from the minister about the local benefits of this fund, and I thank her for the work she has done in this space.