Category: Minister for Health

Victorian Mums And Bubs Healthier And Safer

Victorian mothers, babies and children are now healthier and safer, with a new report showing a significant improvement in their health. The Victoria’s Mothers, Babies and Children report by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, shows that Victoria is closing the gap on the rate of stillbirths and early infant deaths […]

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Getting It Done: Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 million would be provided so that level one of the community […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

New Vision For Better And Fairer Healthcare For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a new 20-year vision for Victoria’s health system to build modern and world-class new facilities that will meet growing demand into the future, where it’s needed most. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today released the Statewide Design, Service and Infrastructure Plan for Victoria’s Health System 2017-2037. The plan – […]

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Getting It Done: A Better Day Surgery For Geelong Patients

Adults and children waiting for and recovering from surgery at University Hospital Geelong will have a better experience in a relaxing, modern and comfortable environment officially opened today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Member for Lara John Eren in Geelong today to open […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Second Cardiac Cath Lab To Save More Lives In Ballarat

More people living across Western Victoria will receive urgent heart assessment, treatment and care closer to home thanks to a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and the local community to officially open […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Eliminating Stigma In HIV Treatment

Victoria is the first Australian state to endorse an international statement that people living with HIV on effective treatment cannot transmit the virus. The World AIDS Day theme “HIV is still here and still matters” forms the backdrop for the Andrews Labor Government announcement of $300,000 for Living Positive Victoria to develop the state’s first […]

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Innovative Health Projects To Deliver Better Care To Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in 11 innovative projects that will give patients across Victoria better access to higher quality health care. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced projects to share in funding from the third round of the Labor Government’s Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund. Better Care Victoria, led by an independent […]

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Research Of Generations Pave The Way To A Healthy Future

Up to 100,000 Victorian babies could be enlisted to provide clues to what factors influence the healthy development of children in one of the world’s largest longitudinal studies of children. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy was at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to announce the ground-breaking Generation Victoria project or Gen V today. The Andrews […]

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Getting More Cancer Services In Melbourne’s South

An extra 50,000 people a year in Melbourne’s south will have access to state-of-the-art screening in detecting cancer earlier and more accurately with new medical imaging equipment and expansion at Moorabbin Hospital, following a major Andrews Labor Government upgrade. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today officially opened the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Southern Metropolitan Region

Saving Lives: Getting SafeScript Done In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step in setting up Australia’s first large-scale prescription monitoring system, with the appointment of an IT specialist to build Victoria’s cutting-edge SafeScript system. With intimate knowledge of the Australian medical and pharmacy sector, and a proven track record of innovation in eHealth, Fred IT Group has been selected […]

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