Category: Minister for Health

New Cutting-Edge Trauma Centre To Save More Lives

Thousands more of Victoria’s most gravely injured and ill patients will have access to live-saving care thanks to a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the Alfred Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Centre, which is now complete. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy toured the state-of-the-art centre today. It’s one of two major trauma centres in […]

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Recognising Our Hard-Working Hospital Board Members

Victoria’s hard-working public hospital and health service board members will get the recognition they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced board members of Victoria’s smaller and rural public hospitals will be paid for the first time. The landmark changes are about ensuring Victoria’s public hospitals and health […]

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Taskforce To Map Out Stronger Community Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government will establish an expert taskforce to identify ways to strengthen the role of Victoria’s community health sector. The Taskforce will be chaired by former Plenty Valley Community Health chief executive Phillip Bain and will include members from community health services, as well as representatives from the Victorian Healthcare Association, other key […]

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Giving Blood This Winter To Save Lives

Victoria’s hard-working emergency services are going head-to-head to see who can donate the most blood, as part of a campaign to save 10,000 lives. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today launched the 2018 Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Emergency Blood Challenge at the Melbourne CBD Donor Centre. The race is on among police, paramedics, firefighters […]

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Honouring Our Health Volunteer Heroes

Victoria’s health volunteer champions have been honoured for their tireless contribution helping those in need at the 2018 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams today joined the six worthy award winners and a host of others at the MCG to pay tribute […]

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Liberals Health Plan: Cuts, Closures And Privatisations

Simon Ramsay has let the cat out of the bag, making clear the Liberals have grubby plans to take an axe to hospital funding and cut more hard-working health care staff. In a gravely concerning statement, the Liberals have condemned the news that Geelong Private Hospital workers will be offered new positions in Victoria’s growing […]

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Standing With Geelong’s Hard-Working Health Care Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to help workers affected by the closure of HealthScope’s Geelong Private Hospital find new roles doing the jobs they want. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced 117 positions will be available at Barwon Health for Geelong Private Hospital workers, including nursing, allied health, administration and patient services […]

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Waiting List Blitz To Give Victorians The Dental Care They Need

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to slash dental waiting lists that have swelled because of Malcolm Turnbull’s funding cuts. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced a $12.1 million dental waiting list blitz to drive down delays for dental treatment. The funding will ensure our dental services will have the resources they need […]

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Liberals’ Broken Election Promise Comes Back To Haunt Geelong Patients

Our thoughts are with Geelong patients and staff today, with news Geelong Private Hospital will close its doors. The private provider today announced it is no longer financially sustainable, and will shut within weeks. The Liberals broke a key election promise to build a second public hospital for Geelong before the 2010 election, instead signing […]

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Better, Quicker Breast Cancer Care In Melbourne’s East

Thousands more women in Melbourne’s east now have easier access to life-saving breast cancer screening and care on their doorstep thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane today to officially open the state-of-the-art $10 million Eastern Health Breast and Cancer Centre at Maroondah Hospital […]

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