Category: Minister for Health

Getting It Done: A Better Day Surgery For Geelong Patients

Adults and children waiting for and recovering from surgery at University Hospital Geelong will have a better experience in a relaxing, modern and comfortable environment officially opened today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Member for Lara John Eren in Geelong today to open […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Second Cardiac Cath Lab To Save More Lives In Ballarat

More people living across Western Victoria will receive urgent heart assessment, treatment and care closer to home thanks to a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and the local community to officially open […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Eliminating Stigma In HIV Treatment

Victoria is the first Australian state to endorse an international statement that people living with HIV on effective treatment cannot transmit the virus. The World AIDS Day theme “HIV is still here and still matters” forms the backdrop for the Andrews Labor Government announcement of $300,000 for Living Positive Victoria to develop the state’s first […]

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Innovative Health Projects To Deliver Better Care To Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in 11 innovative projects that will give patients across Victoria better access to higher quality health care. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced projects to share in funding from the third round of the Labor Government’s Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund. Better Care Victoria, led by an independent […]

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Research Of Generations Pave The Way To A Healthy Future

Up to 100,000 Victorian babies could be enlisted to provide clues to what factors influence the healthy development of children in one of the world’s largest longitudinal studies of children. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy was at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to announce the ground-breaking Generation Victoria project or Gen V today. The Andrews […]

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Getting More Cancer Services In Melbourne’s South

An extra 50,000 people a year in Melbourne’s south will have access to state-of-the-art screening in detecting cancer earlier and more accurately with new medical imaging equipment and expansion at Moorabbin Hospital, following a major Andrews Labor Government upgrade. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos today officially opened the new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, South Eastern Metropolitan Region, Southern Metropolitan Region

Saving Lives: Getting SafeScript Done In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has taken another step in setting up Australia’s first large-scale prescription monitoring system, with the appointment of an IT specialist to build Victoria’s cutting-edge SafeScript system. With intimate knowledge of the Australian medical and pharmacy sector, and a proven track record of innovation in eHealth, Fred IT Group has been selected […]

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Giving Mums And Babies A Healthy Start

More mothers and babies across the state will receive the support they need for the best possible start in life, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today visited IPC Health in Altona Meadows to announce $1.7 million to expand the successful Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program to rural and regional […]

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A Right Word At The Right Time Could Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help people make long-lasting health and lifestyle choices with the launch of a new preventative health campaign. The Labor Government has partnered with Alfred Health to develop the ‘Right Word. Right Time’ campaign designed to put health professionals front and centre in raising the issue of preventive […]

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Palliative Care Boost To Support Terminally Ill Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is investing more than $62 million in additional funding over the next five years to increase the options for people with a terminal illness to be cared for, and die, in their place of choice. This includes $19 million to be provided immediately for this financial year. This will help provide […]

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