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Terminally Ill Accessing Voluntary Assisted Dying

Fifty-two Victorians suffering at the end of their lives with a terminal illness have accessed voluntary assisted dying in the first six months of Victoria’s historic law. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos welcomed the second report of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, led by former Supreme Court Justice Her Honour Betty King QC, which […]

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Removing Police Checks To Make IVF Fairer And Easier

Victorians undergoing assisted reproductive technology will no longer be required to undergo police and child protection order checks before accessing treatment under new reforms from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the legislation is expected to be introduced into Parliament today to remove the unnecessary delay, cost and distress of these […]

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Making Vaccination Mandatory For Healthcare Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against flu and making vaccinations compulsory for frontline doctors and nurses in our hospitals and paramedics caring for Victoria’s most vulnerable patients. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Bill 2020 will be introduced in Parliament today. Last […]

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Backing Our World-Class Medical Researchers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s world-leading researchers to make the breakthroughs that change lives with the latest round of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced applications open for the latest round of funding for evolving fields of medical research. Researchers in the early stage of their […]

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Geelong’s New Health Hub Opens Its Doors

Geelong’s growing northern suburbs now have access to more high-quality health services with the opening of the new state-of-the-art Barwon Health North facility built by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the new $33 million flagship health hub in Geelong, designed to give local families the world-class health care […]

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Works Underway At Australia’s First Heart Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the construction of Australia’s first ever specialist heart hospital. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today released new artist impressions for the $564 million Victorian Heart Hospital at Monash University’s Clayton campus, with extensive excavation works now in full swing at the site. The state-of-the-art hospital will provide […]

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More Cancer Research To Improve Screening Rates

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s best and brightest researchers discover new breakthroughs in cancer prevention, treatment and care with a focus on improving screening rates. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the 22 recipients from the Victorian Cancer Agency’s latest grants round who will share in more than $10 million in research […]

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Boost For New Regional Doctors, Nurses And Midwives

    The Andrews Labor Government is investing $2.4 million to boost Victoria’s rural and regional hospital workforce and keep young doctors who are starting their careers in country areas. The funding will allow regional hospitals to offer two-year contracts to their medical interns for the first time, so they can undertake more of their […]

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Cutting Edge Technology Helping Paramedics Save Lives

Victorian triple zero (000) call takers will soon be making life-saving decisions using revolutionary artificial intelligence technology to fast-track urgent care to people suffering cardiac arrests. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced that Ambulance Victoria would receive $1.71 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s Safer Care Victoria Innovation Fund for two groundbreaking new projects. […]

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Our Busy Hospitals Step Up For Patients

Victoria’s public hospitals continue to see record demand with huge numbers of patients calling ambulances, attending emergency departments and being admitted to hospital from EDs over the past three months. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today released the hospital and ambulance performance data for the December quarter and thanked our hard-working doctors, […]

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