Topic: Health

Reducing Harm In Mental Health Care To Keep People Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce conflict and create a safer environment for patients, staff and families in Victorian mental health services. The $2.4 million Safewards program is being rolled out across all Victorian public mental health units under a partnership between the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and the Department of Health and Human […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance, Minister for Mental Health

Demonising Vulnerable People – Not In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government condemns the Turnbull Government legislation introduced today that will see welfare recipients compulsory drug tested. In Victoria, at least 43 per cent of rough sleepers across Victoria are on Newstart or Youth Allowance. The Turnbull Government says that this is about ‘identifying those people with drug issues and help them so […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

New Body Cams To Protect Paramedics On The Job

Paramedics will get high tech body cameras as part of a new trial to keep them safe from the rising rates of violence they are experiencing on the job. From next week, paramedics at St Vincent’s and Epworth hospitals, and from Point Cook Branch and Sunbury branch, will wear body cameras attached to their uniforms […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Strengthening Hospital Safety To Protect Patients

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on dangerous and unregulated cosmetic surgery facilities as part of a suite of new laws to protect patients and strengthen the quality and safety across the health system. The Labor Government will today introduce the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill into the Parliament, delivering on key […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Support To Create An Inclusive Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $500,000 for key research projects to support LGBTI Victorians and their families. The funding will help produce online resources to support LGBTI communities, and to undertake research into the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Victorians. Parents of Gender Diverse Children is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides advocacy for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Full Forward For Women’s Health In The West

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with the Western Bulldogs Football Club to kick new goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west. Speaking at the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation Fundraising Dinner last night, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced a $600,000 grant to expand the successful Sons of the West health program to include women […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Translating Services For Culturally Diverse Patients

Four health services will deliver innovative interpreting services to make it easier for patients from multicultural backgrounds to get the care they need, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government program. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced recipients from the inaugural round of the Labor Government’s $623,000 Language Service Innovation Grants program. The program […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Boosting Aboriginal Maternal And Child Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government is improving access and participation in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services for Aboriginal families. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos opened grants for the Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Initiative today. Victorian data shows Aboriginal children traditionally have lower participation rates in MCH services. The gap increases from 4.8 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Families and Children

Massive Boost To Make Victorian Health Services Safer

The Andrews Labor Government will double its investment in making hospitals and mental health services safer, as a powerful new campaign makes it clear that violence against healthcare workers is never OK. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Finance Robin Scott today launched a confronting community awareness campaign designed to reduce occupational violence […]

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

$60 Million In Hospital Equipment And Infrastructure Grants

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in better equipment and infrastructure for Victoria’s hospitals, so they can keep providing the best treatment and care. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today invited health services to apply for grants from the next round of the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement Program and the $25 million Engineering Infrastructure […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health