Category: Minister for Health

Swan Bay Ambulance Branch A Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is giving paramedics on the Bellarine Peninsula a safe and modern ambulance station so they’re better equipped to respond faster when emergency strikes. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today met with hard-working local paramedics to reveal that land had been acquired for a new state of the […]

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Bendigo Hospital Budget Up In Record Funding Boost For Victoria’s Health System

Bendigo Hospital will share in record funding to give more patients the world-class treatment and care they deserve faster, as part of a massive boost to Victoria’s health care. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $320.46 million in Bendigo Health. That’s $34.67 million more than the previous 12 months – a 12.1 per cent increase. […]

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Shepparton Budget Up In Record Funding Boost For Victoria’s Health System

Goulburn Valley Health will share in record funding to give more patients the world-class treatment and care they deserve faster, as part of a massive boost to health care. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $201.51 million in Goulburn Valley Health. That’s $23.1 million more than the previous 12 months – a 12.9 per cent […]

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Ballarat Hospital Budget Up In Record Funding Boost For Victoria’s Health System

Ballarat Base Hospital will share in record funding to give more patients the world-class treatment and care they deserve faster, as part of a massive boost to health care. The Andrews Labor Government is investing $297.85 million in Ballarat Health Services. That’s $27.62 million more than the previous 12 months – a 10.2 per cent […]

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Helping Our Busiest Hospitals Treat More Patients Faster

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering record funding for Melbourne’s major hospitals to give more patients the world-class treatment and care they deserve faster. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2018/19 budget allocations for all Victorian hospitals – a record $11.5 billion investment. It means hospitals are set to share in 10 per […]

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Helping Our World-Leading Researchers Fight Cancer

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victoria’s next generation of world-leading researchers the help they need to continue the fight against cancer. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy announced $1.5 million in grants for five of Victoria’s best and brightest minds to continue working on their ground-breaking discoveries and medical breakthroughs. The Victorian Cancer Agency’s Cancer […]

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Victoria Leads The Nation When It Comes To Vaccination Rates

Five-year-olds in Victoria are now better protected against diseases prevented by vaccination than in any other state in Australia, new data shows. According to new figures from the Australian Immunisation Register, 95.7 per cent of kids aged five are now fully immunised – the best rate of all Australian states and territories. The Andrews Labor […]

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board Appointed

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the appointment of former Supreme Court judge, Betty King QC, as chair of the new Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board. Ms King is one of Australia’s most pre-eminent judicial officers, serving as a Supreme Court judge in Victoria for ten years before retiring in August 2015 – exactly […]

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Bigger And Better Maternity Services For Bacchus Marsh

More women in Bacchus Marsh will be able to give birth closer to home and loved ones with the revamp of maternity services at Djerriwarrh Health Services now complete, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to officially open the $1.59 million modern expansion and refurbishment […]

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Construction Kicks Off At Barwon Health North

People in Geelong’s northern suburbs are one step closer to having additional health services with the first sod turned on the Barwon Health North project today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Lara John Eren to mark the important milestone for the project, which will include an urgent care centre among other key […]

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