Topic: Health

Royal Melbourne Hospital In Tune With Mental Health

Music is ringing through the corridors of the Royal Melbourne Hospital this week as the hospital celebrates the 8th Live Music is Good for You Festival. Recognising the success of music therapy in assisting with recovery this years festival is highlighting the significant link between music and mental health. With research showing that music triggers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Ending The Ambulance Crisis: Best Response Times In Seven Years

The Andrews Labor Government is fixing our ambulance service, with ambulance response times restored to what they were before the former Liberal Government trashed the service and went to war with our paramedics. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today released the latest ambulance and hospital performance data, which […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

More Access To Life-Changing Genomic Testing For Rare Diseases

More Victorian children with rare conditions and diseases will now be able to access world-leading genomic sequencing tests – at no cost – so they can get the diagnosis and treatment they need sooner. The Andrews Labor Government will provide $8.3 million in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 to fund public access to genomic testing for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Taking Action On Ice And Other Drugs

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, with new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and counselling services for Victorians. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice Action Plan with a focus on early intervention and […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Taking Action On Ice And Other Drugs In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, across the state with Gippsland one step closer to another drug rehabilitation service. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice Action Plan with a focus on early intervention and treatment […]

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

Funds To Ensure Young People Can Party Safely

The Andrews Labor Government will extend a successful harm minimisation outreach program that will give 1800 young people the tools to party safely. The innovative Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (Party) program graphically demonstrates the impact of alcohol and drug abuse. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited the Alfred Hospital today to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Thunderstorm Asthma: New Systems, Training And Resources To Better Prepare And Respond

The Andrews Labor Government will develop a Victorian-first real-time monitoring system to track emergency demand and ensure a faster response to large-scale emergencies like thunderstorm asthma events. The real-time monitoring system will be funded in the Victorian Budget 2017/18, as part of a $15.56 million package to make sure we are better able to predict […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Health

Funding Boost To Fast Track World-First MND Research

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $3 million towards a world-first project that will fast track drug discoveries to treat and fight Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Government is partnering with the Cure for MND Foundation and the Florey Institute to deliver the project which will use a world-first drug screening platform and Nobel Prize […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Wangaratta Hospital Revamp To Treat Patients Sooner

More Wangaratta patients will get the critical care they need closer to home, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost to redevelop Wangaratta Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes and local residents to announce that the much-loved hospital would receive $15.2 million through […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Eating Disorder Support Provides Food For Thought

Teaching staff will be provided with more resources to support young people in an Australian first initiative to tackle disordered eating. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today joined Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll to launch Food For Thought, a program developed by headspace, at Buckley Park College. Food for Thought will help to support […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health