Category: Minister for Health

More Support For Terminally Ill Victorians

More people with a terminal illness will get the compassionate end of life care they need with a major funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government, following a major review into how palliative care is funded in Victoria. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced an expert panel had finished its comprehensive review into palliative […]

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Identifying More Organ Donors To Save More Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to grow the number of organ donors whose great gift saves the lives of Victorians. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined clinicians at the Royal Melbourne Hospital today to announce a new automatic assessment approach to determine whether a patient is suitable for organ donation, which will lead […]

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Helping Victorians With Mental Health Conditions

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to identify the innovative projects that make a big difference to the lives of people living with mental health conditions. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced mental health projects will be eligible for funding under the Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund for the first time. The Labor […]

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Cutting Edge CT Scans For Maryborough Patients

The Andrews Labor Government will install a cutting-edge new CT scanner to ensure more patients at Maryborough District Health Service get the diagnosis they need faster. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Maryborough Hospital today to announce $1.3 million to replace the Computed Tomography unit with the latest state-of-the-art model. The new CT scanner will […]

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Giving Sons And Daughters Of The West A Big Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is giving a big boost to a flagship program helping more local men and women enjoy the benefits of healthy and active living and tackle issues like mental health. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced a $800,000 boost for the Sons and Daughters of the West initiative, run by the […]

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Cuddle Cots To Help Grieving Families Say Goodbye

Grieving parents touched by the trauma of stillbirth will be able to spend precious time with their stillborn babies and say goodbye, with new cuddle cots set to be rolled out at Victorian hospitals. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced cuddle cots at five new locations, as part of a $58,000 investment from the […]

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Morrison Must Reverse Plans To Cut Our Hospitals

Pressure is building on Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals to reverse their latest round of savage cuts to Victoria’s health system. Scott Morrison recently shifted the goal posts and announced changes to the funding formula that determines how much Canberra pays our hospitals for services they have provided. The new formula would see Victorian […]

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Calls For A National Silicosis Register To Keep Workers Safe

Victoria will push for the urgent establishment of a national registry and review of the current standards to reduce the risk of stonemasons contracting silicosis. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy will use the COAG Health Council meeting in Adelaide today to call on her state and federal counterparts to make moves to set up a […]

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Honouring Our World-Leading Healthcare Workers

Victoria’s dedicated healthcare workers have been recognised for their passion for helping Victorians at the annual Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy congratulated the 19 winners – and all hard-working public healthcare professionals who care for sick and injured Victorians. In its 14th year, the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards shine a spotlight […]

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Giving Mildura Patients A Say Over Their Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is asking the Mildura community to have its say on the future of Mildura Base Hospital. The Liberal Nationals privatised the Mildura Base Hospital in 1998, as they embarked on a savage round of cuts to healthcare that saw beds close, waiting lists spiral out of control, hospitals shut down or […]

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