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More Disease Detectives To Help Fight Coronavirus

The Victorian Government has 1000 people working-around-the-clock on the public health response to coronavirus in Victoria, working on our contact tracing effort. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the work of public health support staff to track and trace cases was vital to flattening the curve of the disease in Victoria and saving lives. The […]

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Giving Victorians Easier Access To Life-Saving Vaccines

While the state fights to slow the spread of coronavirus, Victorians need to protect themselves against other preventable illnesses that can place a burden on our health system heading into the winter months. The Andrews Labor Government is making it it easier and more convenient for Victorians to get their annual flu shot and other […]

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Healthcare System To Work As One During Pandemic

The Victorian Government has struck a deal with the state’s major private hospital operators to ensure they can continue to care for Victorians during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today finalised the agreement to support Victorian private hospitals, including St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Epworth HealthCare, Cabrini Health, Ramsay Health Care, St John […]

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Suspending Non-Urgent Public Dental For Coronavirus

All non-urgent public dental procedures across Victoria will be placed on hold for the next three months to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect patients and staff. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the suspension of public dental will take effect immediately for three months and will then be reassessed to determine if […]

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Call For Skilled Health Professionals To Join Frontline

Healthcare specialists, including retired doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and allied health professionals, are being called on to return to work as part of the Victorian Government’s coronavirus response. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today launched a new website where people with a wide range of skill sets can express their interest to work as part […]

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Elective Surgery Wound Back To Prepare For Coronavirus

Victoria’s public hospitals have today been directed to begin winding back all non-urgent surgery, where it is safe to do so, as preparations escalate for the health system to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. While hospital admissions for coronavirus patients remain low, they are rising daily, and when peak demand from the pandemic hits Victoria’s […]

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New Drug Discovery Centre To Fast-Track Medicines

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments are working together to establish a new National Drug Discovery Centre aimed at turning ground-breaking scientific discoveries into new medicines faster. Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today opened the new $75 million NDDC centre at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of […]

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New Chair For Latrobe Health Assembly

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Tanya Rong as the new Chair of the Latrobe Health Assembly. Ms Rong has almost 20 years’ experience in the health sector and was appointed as a Director of the Assembly Board in November 2017. As a Latrobe Valley local and intensive care nurse, she brings a wealth of […]

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New Campaign Inspiring Thousands Of Women To Get Active

Women of all ages and abilities will be inspired to get more active through a powerful new campaign launched today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today launched the new This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, which focuses on positivity and the importance of seeing everyday women on social media. New […]

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Standing With Our Doctors And Nurses Against Racism

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for respect towards our hardworking healthcare workers and patients in Victoria hospitals, after concerning reports of racial profiling in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton at the Royal Children’s Hospital, where reports have surfaced that […]

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