Category: Minister for Health

Cutting Edge 3D Breast Cancer Imaging To Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out cutting-edge 3D breast screening technology across the state – speeding up lifesaving diagnosis and cutting down on invasive procedures. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced up to $1.8 million for six new digital breast tomosyntheses machines to provide more Victorian women with a greater chance of early […]

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World-Leading Victorian Initiative Saving Lives

A world-class project backed by the Andrews Labor Government that’s helping doctors and nurses treat patients with sepsis faster is saving lives. On World Sepsis Day, Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos released new data from the Labor Government’s $2 million expansion of the Think Sepsis. Act Fast initiative. Sepsis is a life-threatening inflammatory reaction to […]

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Statement On Austin Health Surgery

What has occurred at the Austin Hospital falls well short of the high standards patients deserve. That’s why I have directed Safer Care Victoria to conduct a full review into the recent surgical cancellations at the Austin Hospital. While these cancellations have been precautionary to ensure the highest standards of patient care, clearly they are […]

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Getting An STI Check Is The Healthy Thing To Do

Victorians are being urged to get tested for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), with new figures showing that last year saw highest number of STI notifications since records began. This week is STI Testing Week – and it’s the perfect time for Victorians to consider their sexual health and have the conversation about STIs. New data […]

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Building A Bigger, Better Wonthaggi Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government’s big redevelopment of Wonthaggi Hospital to give local patients the world-class care they deserve is a step closer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today visited the hospital, releasing designs for the $115 million project. The centrepiece of the project will be a bigger and better […]

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Building A Bigger, Better Sunshine Emergency Department

Better care for local families is one step closer with the Andrews Labor Government unveiling designs for its major upgrade of Sunshine Hospital’s busy emergency department. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos released designs for the $29.6 million redevelopment today, which will make sure more western suburbs families can access timely and world-class medical attention when […]

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Flu Shot For Kids Under Five Another Step Closer

Families are another step closer to having the flu shot for all kids under five placed on the National Immunisation Program, making it free. The flu can be deadly, especially among children, and the best protection is vaccination, but currently, the Andrews Labor Government funds the vital flu shot because the Commonwealth doesn’t. With the […]

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Roadmap To A Healthier Future For All Victorians

Eating better, tackling climate change, improving mental health and driving down smoking are among the key features of a roadmap for better health and wellbeing released by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today launched the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-2023 – Victoria’s vision for creating a healthier state and […]

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Laws To Crack Down On Sneaky, Dangerous Tobacco Ads

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on tobacco advertising and tightening up Victoria’s tough laws. The changes come after the Labor Government intervened to ensure overseas-based Formula 1 teams would not display tobacco advertising on their cars and uniforms at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Legislation introduced into Parliament today will make it […]

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board Reports To Parliament

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board today tabled its first report of operations in the Victorian Parliament. The Board, led by former Supreme Court Justice Betty King QC, is reviewing and monitoring the operation of Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying laws and will report to Parliament every six months for the first two years, before moving […]

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