The latest ALP health ad gets personal, with Daniel Andrews talking about his father who has been diagnosed with cancer. 'We forget how much the state of our hospitals matter until we need them.'

When it comes to health, it is difficult to dispute that avoiding suffering is more desirable than curing it. Rob Moodie says far-sighted leadership is required from both sides to make Victoria a healthier place.

Rural healthcare services are critically underfunded and the current focus on road infrastructure is putting thousands of lives in danger, Will Twycross writes.