Category: Minister for Health

Voluntary Assisted Dying A Step Closer

The pharmacy service at The Alfred hospital will become the sole service for dispensing voluntary assisted dying medications across Victoria, adding further safeguards to the historic scheme. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley made the announcement today that the pharmacy service at The Alfred hospital would be responsible for importing, storing, preparing and dispensing medications […]

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Giving The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season

Victorians are being urged to roll up their sleeves and generously give the gift of life-saving blood this festive season. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited the Melbourne CBD Blood Donor Centre to help launch the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s holiday season blood donation drive. The state-of-the-art CBD Blood Donor Centre is open […]

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More Time To Help Shape The Future Of Mildura Base Hospital

Mildura locals and health professionals will have two more months to have their say over the future of Mildura Base Hospital. Earlier this year, the Andrews Labor Government started community consultation to find out what matters to doctors, nurses and patients – and address the key question: should the Mildura Base Hospital be returned to […]

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SafeScript Saving Lives In Western Victoria

SafeScript, the Australian-first real-time prescription monitoring system rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government, is already saving lives and keeping patients with prescription medication addictions safe from harm. The cutting-edge system came online in Western Victoria at the start of October and will be rolled out across the state in April next year. In its […]

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Cuts To Health Are In The Liberals’ DNA

The Morrison minority Liberal Government’s mid-year budget update is proof their only plans for health are cuts, cuts and more cuts – and putting doctors, nurses and patients last. The 2018-19 MYEFO confirms what we all suspected – the Liberals are ignoring a groundswell of anger from the states and pushing ahead with a sneaky […]

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Delivering 24-Hour Medical Care For Phillip Island

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to make sure Phillip Island locals and holidaymakers can get the treatment they deserve, round the clock, on the popular Island this summer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the Phillip Island Health Hub will be on hand for when people get sick or injured […]

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A Healthy Way To Keep Passengers Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better protect passengers who become sick or injured on Victoria’s trains. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Victoria’s Chief Paramedic Officer Alan Eade at Richmond Train Station to announce a landmark new policy for managing and treating sick or […]

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More Support For Terminally Ill Victorians

More people with a terminal illness will get the compassionate end of life care they need with a major funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government, following a major review into how palliative care is funded in Victoria. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced an expert panel had finished its comprehensive review into palliative […]

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Identifying More Organ Donors To Save More Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to grow the number of organ donors whose great gift saves the lives of Victorians. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined clinicians at the Royal Melbourne Hospital today to announce a new automatic assessment approach to determine whether a patient is suitable for organ donation, which will lead […]

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Helping Victorians With Mental Health Conditions

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to identify the innovative projects that make a big difference to the lives of people living with mental health conditions. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced mental health projects will be eligible for funding under the Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund for the first time. The Labor […]

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