Category: Minister for Health

State Of Emergency Extended To Keep Slowing The Spread

The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another four weeks to continue the measures designed to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe. The State of Emergency will be extended until 11.59pm on 19 July 2020, which allows the Victorian Government to continue to enforce physical distancing and isolation requirements, […]

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Stepping Up Targeted Testing To Track Coronavirus

Victoria will step-up its targeted coronavirus testing, zeroing in on communities where cases may be more likely or where testing numbers are relatively low – ensuring we have a full picture when it comes to tracking the virus. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said targeted testing – in addition to ongoing testing – would help […]

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Don’t Neglect Your Health During The Pandemic

Victorians are being urged to keep their health in check during the coronavirus pandemic by continuing to seek medical treatment and general healthcare checks. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, which reported a fall in referrals of up to 40 per cent at the start of the pandemic, as potentially […]

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More Health Support For Our Frontline Heroes

Victoria’s dedicated doctors, nurses, midwives and healthcare students will have greater access to additional health and wellbeing services to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced almost $850,000 in funding for frontline healthcare workers who have been working around the clock for months to keep Victorians safe and may […]

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IVF Now Fairer And Easier To Access For All Victorians

Victorians now have easier and fairer access to assisted reproductive treatment after legislation passed today, removing the requirement for women and their partners to undergo police and child protection order checks before accessing treatment. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the new legislation removes the unnecessary delay, cost and distress associated with these checks. The […]

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Supporting Our Brave Nurses And Midwives In Hospitals

The Victorian Government is backing nurses and midwives with improved ratios that will see an extra 500 employed in Victorian hospitals and deliver better care to Victorians. Legislation will be introduced today to enshrine further improvements to nurse and midwife to patient ratios ensuring nurses and midwives can devote more time to each patient – […]

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State Of Emergency Extended To Keep Slowing The Spread

The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another three weeks to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep people safe as restrictions are cautiously eased across the state from tomorrow. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the State of Emergency will be extended until 11.59pm on 21 June 2020. This extension […]

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Joan Kirner Women’s And Children’s Celebrates First Birthday

One year since it opened its doors to patients in Melbourne’s west, more than 6,000 babies have been delivered at the world-class Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital in St Albans. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos marked the hospital’s first birthday today by thanking the more than 600 staff and dozens of volunteers who work […]

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Nurses Upskill To Prepare Health Services For The Future

Victoria’s health system has received a major workforce boost with thousands of nurses undertaking additional training ahead of the coronavirus pandemic – developing new skills that will continue to be put to good use in our hospitals into the future. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today celebrated International Day of the Nurse by thanking Victoria’s […]

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Crack Investigative Teams For Coronavirus Outbreaks

New rapid response teams will be established to prevent, respond to and limit outbreaks as part of a major coronavirus surveillance boost announced today by the Victorian Government to coincide with the first step in easing restrictions. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced $20 million for a range of measures that will continue beyond […]

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