Category: Minister for Health

Voluntary Assisted Dying Law One Step Closer

Victorians who are terminally ill are one step closer to having access to voluntary assisted dying after the Legislative Assembly voted to pass the historic Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017, without any amendments. This historic Bill is the result of more than two years of consultation and engagement with Members of Parliament, the community, health, […]

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Life-Saving Real-Time Prescription Monitoring Laws Pass Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government’s state-of-the-art real-time prescription monitoring system will roll-out across Victoria in 2018, as new laws passed the Victorian Parliament today. The Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Real-time Prescription Monitoring) Bill 2017 establishes the real-time prescription monitoring system, to be known as SafeScript. In a historic milestone, the new legislation will see […]

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Tough New Laws Passed To Strengthen Hospital Safety

New Andrews Labor Government laws will ensure patients in public and private hospitals and cosmetic surgery facilities receive the same level of high quality and safe patient care. The Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill was passed in Parliament last night. It responds to recommendations from the Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system […]

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Record Immunisation Coverage For Victorian Kids

Victoria has achieved its best ever immunisation coverage with nearly 95 per cent of 5-year old kids now protected against preventable and serious life-threatening diseases. Latest figures from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register show that 94.9 per cent of Victorian children in the age cohort are fully vaccinated, above the 94 per cent average across […]

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Kicking Goals For Women’s Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is shining the spotlight on women’s sport by kicking off a new program to boost women’s and girl’s participation and improve gender equality – on and off the field. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Sport John Eren today launched VicHealth’s new $6.7 million Active Women and Girls for […]

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More Security Guards To Keep Hospitals Safer For All

Health workers, patients and visitors will be safer in hospitals across Victoria as more security guards are deployed as part of another Andrews Labor Government initiative to stamp out violence in hospitals. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced 30 health services operating across 44 hospital sites will share in nearly $6.7 million to increase security […]

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Bold Plan To Improve Aboriginal Health And Wellbeing

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled an ambitious new plan to revolutionise how Victoria’s health and human services work with Aboriginal communities, backed up by a $7.1 million funding boost. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the Korin Korin Balit-Djak Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety […]

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Works On Shepparton Hospital Revamp Underway

The Andrews Labor Government’s $169.5 million world-class redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton has begun with builders on board and the first sod turned today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today celebrated the historic milestone, kick starting early site preparation works for a bigger and better hospital to meet the growing healthcare needs of […]

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Doggies Kicking Goals For Women’s Health

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is kicking goals for women’s health in Melbourne’s west and Ballarat with a new program to support more women to embrace active and healthy lives. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited Whitten Oval and launched the Doggies’ new Daughters of the West program, which builds on the successful delivery […]

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Flu Funding Boost To Treat More Hospital Patients

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering a $115 million boost to give Victoria’s busy hospitals relief from a massive surge in demand following one of Victoria’s worst-ever flu seasons. Visiting the Royal Melbourne Hospital today, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, announced that all public hospitals as well as 15 Bush Nursing Centres will share in […]

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