Topic: Health

Victoria Funds PrEP Expansion After Federal Government Refuses Again

The Federal Liberal Government has once again failed to respond to calls to step up and fund access to the life-saving HIV prevention drug, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). At today’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council, Victoria called on the Federal Government to take action to ensure a quick listing of PrEP on the Pharmaceutical […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Victorians Saved From Cardiac Arrests

More Victorians than ever are surviving cardiac arrest with paramedics arriving faster and more bystanders stepping in to save lives, latest data from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Registry annual report shows. The 2015/16 report, released today, analyses data from all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests responded to by paramedics. It shows paramedics treated 5,899 patients suffering a […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

World-Class Monash Children’s Hospital Helping Kids Recover Quicker

A fun and modern rehabilitation space to help kids recover faster and get back to normal life after illness or injury has been unveiled at the soon-to-be opened $250 million Monash Children’s Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today had an early look at the hospital’s new rehabilitation spaces, which will provide therapy for thousands […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

$500,000 Age-Friendly Community Grants Announced

Another five local government areas throughout Victoria have been awarded Age-Friendly Community Grants. Parliamentary Secretary for Human Services Sharon Knight said $100,000 grants will go to Indigo Shire Council, Corangamite Shire Council, Mildura Rural City Council, Horsham Rural City Council, and Cooinda Village Inc to help older Victorians live happier and healthier lives. Consultations will […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Human Services

Work Starts On Werribee Mercy Hospital Expansion

More patients in the West will soon get the care and surgeries they need faster with construction now underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s $85 million redevelopment of Werribee Mercy Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today marked the start of works on the hospital expansion for one of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Victorian First Sexual And Reproductive Health Plan

A new state-wide pregnancy support phone hot line, more funding to support women with polycystic ovary syndrome and the creation of eight new community-based family planning health hubs are at the centre of Victoria’s first ever plan to improve the sexual and reproductive health of all Victorian women. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today released […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Help Shape Victoria’s Future Support For Carers

Consultations have kicked off today for the Andrews Labor Government’s Carers Statement which will outline how we can best support and recognise carers. Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams said carers played a vital role in our community and it was important that their voice was heard. There are more than 773,000 Victorians […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Careers and Volunteers, Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Work Starts On Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre

Women in Melbourne’s east will soon have better access to breast screening, assessment and diagnostic services and care, closer to home, with construction starting on the new Maroondah Breast Cancer Centre in Ringwood. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane today marked the start of building works for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Fellowship Brings Leading Cancer Researcher To Victoria

One of the world’s best cancer researchers working to accelerate future treatments through DNA repair has received support from the Andrews Labor Government and veski to undertake research here in Victoria. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today announced Dr Vihandha Wickramasinghe as the 2016-17 veski Innovation Fellowship recipient. Dr Wickramasinghe recently […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Help Save Lives By Saving 000 For Emergencies

A new Andrews Labor Government campaign is urging all Victorians to save 000 calls for emergencies so paramedics can respond quicker and save more lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today launched the new advertising campaign, which aims to reduce the number of non-emergency calls made for an emergency ambulance. The campaign features the […]

Categories: Media Release