Topic: Health

Government Takes Action To Protect Victorian Health

The Andrews Labor Government will make an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate industrial action being taken by the Health Services Union No 1 Branch (HWU) and Dorevitch Pathology. Dorevitch provides pathology services under contract to 32 Victorian public health services, 29 of which are in regional Victoria. The industrial action, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Doors Open On New Pakenham Ambulance Station

Local paramedics now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance station in Pakenham. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.1 million Pakenham Ambulance Branch on Main Street, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. The previous branch was more […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Works Complete On First Ever Cath Lab In Gippsland

Gippsland’s first ever catheterisation laboratory for cardiac surgery at Latrobe Regional Hospital is now complete, and will soon give patients quicker access to life saving surgery, closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today toured the state-of-the-art cardiac cath lab, built as part of the $73 million […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Health

Healthy Hearts For Loddon Campaspe Region

Hearts and minds are set to get a welcome boost across the Loddon Campaspe region with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding to get locals more active, more often. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced $150,000 for the Healthy Heart for Victoria initiative in Bendigo ahead of tonight’s Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

New Powered Stretchers Lower Paramedic Injuries

The Andrews Labor Government’s roll out of state-of-the-art powered stretchers in every ambulance is complete, making work safer and easier for all paramedics. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Moe Ambulance Branch today to announce 632 of the new stretchers have been fitted as part of Labor’s $20 million upgrade of ambulance vehicles and equipment. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Search Begins For Latrobe Health Advocate

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with implementing a key recommendation of the re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry by appointing a Latrobe Health Advocate. The Advocate will provide community-wide leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the Latrobe Valley community. The Advocate is vital to the development of the Latrobe Health […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Health

Expanding Help For Latrobe Valley Families

More parents and their babies in the Latrobe Valley are getting the extra support they need through the Andrews Labor Government’s expansion of the Maternal Child Health Service. Around 600 additional families will be supported through the expanded Enhanced Maternal Child Health Service until their child turns three. Previously, this intensive support cut out after […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Seventh Heaven For The World’s Most Liveable City

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for an incredible seventh-straight year. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index ranks 140 of the world’s best cities and once again, Melbourne has come out on top – securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Senior Jobs For Victoria’s Allied Health Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government has created 20 new senior jobs for allied health professionals to further develop their skills through ground breaking clinical research and education that will improve quality of care for patients. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced hospitals across the state that will soon be recruiting to fill the positions, boosting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Good Oral Health For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is developing a new action plan to improve the oral health of Victorians and reduce the gap in oral health outcomes for people that are at higher risk of oral disease. The Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams today announced consultation would start soon on a new strategy to prevent oral […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Health