Category: Minister for Health

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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Scott Morrison’s Plans To Short Change Ballarat Hospital

Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals must rule out another round of savage cuts to Ballarat’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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Scott Morrison’s Plans To Short Change Barwon Health

Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals must rule out another round of savage cuts to Barwon Health, 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 their […]

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HIV Rates Reach Historic Lows As STI Testing Week Begins

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to meet an ambitious target to eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2020, as new data shows rates are on the decline. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today marked STI Testing Week by releasing the latest HIV data and launching a new HIV awareness campaign encouraging all Victorians to […]

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Scott Morrison’s Plans To Short Change Victoria’s Hospitals

Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals must rule out another round of savage cuts to Victoria’s health system, which could see more than $200 million slashed from our hospitals. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy has written to her Federal counterpart to warn the Federal Liberals against shifting the goal posts and clawing back their fair […]

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Getting SafeScript Done And Saving Lives

Australia’s first comprehensive real-time prescription monitoring system being rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government will come online next month. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined clinicians at a pharmacy in Yarraville to announce SafeScript would begin in the Western Victoria Primary Health Network catchment next month – before rolling out across the state […]

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