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Better care for Victorians

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Faster, better care wherever you are

Victorians will receive faster and better emergency care wherever they are, with more paramedics, more ambulances and better branches and equipment across our state. Under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $26.5 million will go to our ambulance service, building on the Andrews Labor Government’s record $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times. This $500 million […]

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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 […]

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Paramedics And Ambulances Fast-Tracked To Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked 12 new paramedic teams and 13 new vehicles across Victoria, as part of its record $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times and save lives. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy joined Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville at the Bellarine Ambulance branch today to announce new resources, which […]

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Paramedics Fast-Tracked To Save Lives In Wyndham Vale

The Andrews Labor Government has fast-tracked a new paramedic team in the Wyndham Vale area and a new vehicle as part of its record $500 million plan to cut ambulance response times and employ 450 new paramedics across Victoria. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy joined Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today to announce a […]

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Virtual Reality Training To Protect Paramedics From Violence

All Victorian paramedics will undertake new ‘virtual reality’ training to better protect themselves from violence when responding to real-life volatile medical emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today launched Ambulance Victoria’s new Occupational Violence Prevention Education Program – which is the first of its kind for emergency services. The program uses the latest immersive […]

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Hospitals Rise To The Challenge Under Record Demand

Victorian hospitals have experienced unprecedented demand with 443,084 patients presenting at emergency departments across the state over the summer months, the latest health performance data shows. This is a 24 per cent increase in the last six years, with more than a third of these patients needing to be admitted to hospital – the highest […]

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First Of 450 New Paramedics To Hit The Road

The first group of new paramedics recruited under the Andrews Labor Government’s $500 million plan to improve ambulance response times will hit the road next month. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy this morning welcomed 48 new paramedics who started Ambulance Victoria’s three-week induction training program today. Of today’s inductees, about 56 per cent are […]

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Stay Cool To Survive The Deadly Summer Heat

With temperatures rising and Christmas just around the corner, the Andrews Labor Government is reminding Victorians to be prepared for deadly summer heatwaves, and never leave children in cars on hot days. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy and Minister Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today joined Ambulance Victoria to launch the Survive […]

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High Tech Body Cameras To Protect Paramedics On The Job

Victorian paramedics will wear high tech body cameras in a Victorian first trial to protect them from rising rates of violence while responding to life threatening emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today announced Ambulance Victoria would receive $500,000 from the Andrews Labor Government’s Health Service Violence Prevention Fund to support the trial. The […]

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