Category: Minister for Health

Review Into Chiropractic Child Spinal Manipulation

An independent review into chiropractors manipulating the spines of children ordered by the Andrews Labor Government is calling on parents, chiropractors and health practitioners to have their say. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the start of the community consultation for the review, which is being run by Safer Care Victoria. The findings of […]

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Joan Kirner Women’s And Children’s Hospital Opens Its Doors

Mums and their newborns have made the move into the flagship new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital built by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos met some of the Hospital’s first patients today, who have transferred into the cutting-edge Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital from Sunshine Hospital next door. More […]

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Big Boost To Reproductive Health Services

A free and confidential phone service offering Victorian women with information about their reproductive health choices has received its 5000th caller. The 1800 My Options service was established by the Andrews Labor Government in 2018. It provides Victorians with sexual and reproductive health information, and directs them to clinical services such as contraception, pharmacy services, […]

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Australian-First Clinic Gives A Clearer Picture Of Eye Conditions

An Australian-first genetic testing clinic at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital has opened its doors, helping patients with hereditary eye conditions get the care they need. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today opened the new Ocular Genetics Service – a unique partnership between the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Royal […]

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One-Stop Shop For Melton’s Healthcare Needs

Melton families can now access world-class community health, mental health and family services under the one roof, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today opened the cutting-edge $21 million health hub that offers a one-stop shop for Melton’ families health needs. The new facility is home to services offered by […]

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Geelong Women’s And Children’s Hospital A Step Closer

A flagship new Geelong Women’s and Children’s Hospital promised by the Andrews Labor Government is another step closer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the hospital set to give local women world-class maternity and paediatric services closer to home will be built right next door to University Hospital Geelong, allowing easy access to the […]

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Joan Kirner Women’s And Children’s Hospital Complete

The flagship new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital built by the Andrews Labor Government is complete and will open its doors this month. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined local nurses, doctors, the community and the late Joan Kirner’s husband, Ron Kirner, at the opening of the $200 million cutting-edge hospital. The Joan […]

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Mildura Has Its Say On Hospital’s Future

Thousands of Mildura residents and health professionals have had their say on the future of the Mildura Base Hospital and the local health issues that matter to them most. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today released findings from a four-month community consultation that included an online survey, stakeholder sessions and drop-in community sessions at Mildura […]

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Supporting Trans And Gender Diverse Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is better supporting the needs of trans and gender diverse Victorians, with two new, dedicated multidisciplinary health clinics opening in Ballarat and Preston. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced Your Community Health will lead a consortium comprised of Ballarat Community Health, Austin Health and Thorne Harbour Health to deliver the […]

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More Support For Young People With Cancer

New resources have been developed to help young people fighting cancer get the support and care they need, so that they can continue with their studies and work while undergoing cancer treatment. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited ONTrac at Peter Mac, Victoria’s cancer service for adolescents and young adults, to launch the new […]

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