Category: Minister for Health

Free Statewide Car Seat Fittings & Safety Checks Kick Off

  The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to provide Victorian families with free, expert child car seat fittings and safety checks to keep their little passengers safe. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited the Span Community House in Thornbury today to officially launch the new $4 million Safe Seats, Safe Kids program. […]

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Call For Blood Donors To Roll Up Their Sleeves

Victorians are being urged to give the lifesaving gift of blood to ensure supplies don’t run low during the holiday season. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley visited the Melbourne CBD Blood Donor Centre today to thank generous Victorians who have donated blood and to remind donors to keep their appointments this time of year. […]

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Preparing For Extreme Heat And Keeping Safe

Victorians are being urged to never leave kids in hot cars and to prepare for dangerous heatwaves this summer as new data reveals there have already been 256 callouts to locked cars since the start of November. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton and paramedics to launch […]

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Backing Nurses, Midwives And Patients In Warrnambool

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Warrnambool’s hard-working nurses and midwives to grow their careers. Nurses and midwives care for us when we’re at our most vulnerable, so it’s essential we support them to learn new skills and develop. The Labor Government’s $50 million Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Fund is creating more opportunities to […]

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Stillbirth Rate Falls To Record Low

A major effort led by Victorian experts and backed by the Andrews Labor Government has seen the stillbirth rate drop to its lowest in two decades. New data released today shows Victoria’s perinatal mortality rate improved from 8.8 per 1,000 births in 2017 to 8.6 in 2018 – the lowest it has been for 18 […]

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Smile Squad To Hit More Schools In Term One

Thousands more Victorian school students will enjoy brighter, healthier smiles when the Smile Squad free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term one next year. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the local government areas where schools will receive visits from the vans from term one. The new locations are Towong, […]

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Protecting Victorians From Dodgy Cosmetic Surgery

A new campaign highlighting the dangers of unregulated cosmetic procedures will be rolled out to protect Victorians from the horrors that can be unleashed by dodgy quacks. According to recent data from the Health Complaints Commissioner, a quarter of investigations started in 2018/19 related to cosmetic procedures. The social media campaign being released by the […]

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Identifying The Signs Of Endometriosis And Menopause

The Andrews Labor Government is raising awareness about endometriosis and menopause, with new resources to encourage women to recognise the symptoms and speak to a doctor sooner. Based on input from health professionals and women who live with these conditions, the Jean Hailes-produced booklets, videos and fact sheets are part of the Labor Government’s $6.6 […]

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Statement On White Island Tragedy

The Federal Government has activated a repatriation plan to bring a number of Australians injured in the White Island volcano tragedy from New Zealand to Australia for specialist medical care. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and Ambulance Victoria are working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand […]

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Victoria Leading The Nation On Elective Surgery Waiting Times

Victoria’s world-class health system is leading the nation when it comes to patients being treated faster and getting the surgery they need, new data shows. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Data released today shows Victoria is the top performing state when it comes to median time-to-treatment for elective surgery data. Victoria’s median time-to-treatment […]

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