Hospitals: funding

Ms GRALEY (Narre Warren South) — My question is to the Premier. I refer to the disgraceful revelations that 14 of 20 special care nursery cots at Casey Hospital and 17 of 19 new beds at Monash Children’s will remain closed for 2012, and I ask: will the Premier reverse his $480 million cuts to the health and hospital system to open these beds and cots to Victorian children?

Mr Southwick interjected.

The SPEAKER — Order! The member for Caulfield is on a warning.

Mr BAILLIEU (Premier) — The question, again founded in incorrect information — —

Honourable members interjecting.

The SPEAKER — Order! The Leader of the Opposition!

Mr BAILLIEU — I made the point before that the government is investing more than an additional $700 million in the health system — —

Mr Andrews interjected.

The SPEAKER — Order! The Leader of the Opposition is on a second warning.

Mr BAILLIEU — We are also investing more than $500 million in the acute system. There are additional neonatal intensive care units being funded in the budget, and they will open in accordance with the requirements of the hospitals that have those units funded.