Category: Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Good Oral Health For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is developing a new action plan to improve the oral health of Victorians and reduce the gap in oral health outcomes for people that are at higher risk of oral disease. The Parliamentary Secretary for Health Gabrielle Williams today announced consultation would start soon on a new strategy to prevent oral […]

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Help Shape Victoria’s Future Support For Carers

Consultations have kicked off today for the Andrews Labor Government’s Carers Statement which will outline how we can best support and recognise carers. Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams said carers played a vital role in our community and it was important that their voice was heard. There are more than 773,000 Victorians […]

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First Ever Permanent Ambulance Service For Nagambie

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Nagambie’s first ever permanent ambulance service, which will deliver a quicker response to local medical emergencies around the clock. Speaking in Nagambie today, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas said the ambulance service, starting in October, would be staffed by Ambulance Community Officers with support from professional paramedics at […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Rural Emergency Service Workers Urged To Donate Blood

Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas today issued a challenge to emergency service workers across rural and regional Victoria to make a vital life-saving blood donation this winter. Ms Thomas today joined Victorian emergency service workers at the Melbourne CBD Blood Donor Centre to donate blood and launch the 2016 Emergency Services Challenge. The challenge […]

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Vegetable Growers Get A Stronger Voice

Victorian vegetable growers now have a stronger voice, with the launch of AUSVEG VIC last night. Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mary-Anne Thomas  toasted the formation of AUSVEG VIC last night, a new organisation that will give growers greater ability to speak directly with Government and industry. Building on the work of the Vegetable Growers’ Association […]

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Murchison Ambulance Station To Be Upgraded

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that Murchison Ambulance Station will be rebuilt as part of a $20 million investment to modernise and upgrade ambulance facilities across Victoria. Murchison Ambulance Station was constructed in the 1960s. It lacks reverse-in access for ambulance vehicles and has a manual garage door. The station is very small, lacks […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Funding Boost For Maryborough Community House

The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mary-Anne Thomas, has today announced $126,000 of funding for the Maryborough Community House. The Community House is over 30 years old and is in dire need of an upgrade so it can continue to deliver valuable services and programs to the community. Funded by the Andrews Labor Government, this grant […]

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Breast Screening Rates Too Low In Half Of Victoria

New data shows almost half of Victoria is below the statewide average when it comes to having free breast cancer checks. The BreastScreen Electorate Report Cards, released today, detail the participation rate of women aged 50-69 in the free BreastScreen Victoria program. In 2012-14, the statewide average participation rate was 54 per cent. While 47 […]

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