Category: Minister for Health

Giving Mildura Patients A Say Over Their Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is asking the Mildura community to have its say on the future of Mildura Base Hospital. The Liberal Nationals privatised the Mildura Base Hospital in 1998, as they embarked on a savage round of cuts to healthcare that saw beds close, waiting lists spiral out of control, hospitals shut down or […]

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Non-Emergency Patient Transport Review To Keep People Safe

Non-emergency patient transport providers who flout the rules and put patients at risk will be targeted by snap audits and tough new penalties. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today announced a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will review the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Act to strengthen compliance and enforcement and ensure the highest quality of care […]

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More Cancer Research To Improve Care And Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s best and brightest researchers discover new breakthroughs in cancer prevention, treatment and care. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 13 recipients who will share in the Labor Government’s $10 million funding boost to ensure they can continue working on ground-breaking discoveries and medical breakthroughs. The Victorian […]

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Safescript To Save Lives In Western Victoria

Australia’s first comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system being rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government will come online in Western Victoria from tomorrow. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined clinicians at Ballarat Health Services to announce SafeScript would be rolled out from tomorrow across the Western Victoria Primary Health Network, and the rest of […]

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Artwork Honours The Late Joan Kirner AC

Striking artwork honouring Victoria’s first female premier and the contribution of all Victorian women will take pride of place at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today unveiled the statue, “Woman”, which will become the centrepiece of the state-of-the-art hospital’s foyer. The $200 million hospital, being built by the […]

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Labor Government Opens New Ambulance Station For Sale

Patients in Sale will get the urgent care they need faster and paramedics now have the safe, modern base they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined hard-working local paramedics to open the cutting-edge Sale Ambulance Branch on Cunningham Street. The new branch replaces an ageing ambulance […]

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Protecting Our Kids From The Flu As Canberra Fails To Act

The Andrews Labor Government will once again ensure kids under five can get a free flu shot next winter as new data shows flu cases have dropped dramatically. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the Labor Government will go it alone again and make flu shots available for children aged between six months and […]

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Matthew Guy And The Liberals Undermine Nurses And Patients

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have once again let down Victorian nurses and patients by blocking moves that would enshrine in law better care for sick and injured Victorians. For too long nurses and midwives were forced to trade away their own pay and conditions to guarantee ratios in enterprise agreements, which make sure they […]

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Teens Urged To Get Meningococcal Vaccine This Spring

Victorian teenagers aged 15 or 16 are being encouraged to take advantage of the Andrews Labor Government’s free meningococcal vaccine program as the springtime peak period for the disease nears. The warning comes as new data shows meningococcal cases in Victoria are on the decline. The number of confirmed cases has dropped by 36 per […]

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Scott Morrison’s Plans To Short Change Bendigo Hospital

Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals must rule out another round of savage cuts to Bendigo’s health system, which could see millions of dollars in agreed funding clawed back by Canberra. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy has written to her Federal counterpart to warn the Federal Liberals against shifting the goal posts and clawing back […]

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