Topic: Health

Next Step For Casey Hospital Landmark

Casey Hospital’s $135 million redevelopment is reaching the final stages of construction with the external signage being installed on the new tower by a team of abseilers. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited the site this week to view the signage and tour recently completed patient recovery areas within the new tower. Over the past […]

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Footscray Hospital Another Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government has shortlisted three consortia featuring construction companies vying to build the $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the shortlisted consortia to complete what will be the single biggest ever hospital project in Victorian history. The consortia shortlist is: Advance West – comprising Tetris Capital, John Holland, […]

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Backing Our Hospitals With Flu Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing our hospitals with additional funding following an unprecedented flu season. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced a $200 million flu package so that our hospitals and hardworking doctors and nurses can continue to treat a record number of patients. The flu season has put enormous strain on our […]

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Have Your Say On Hospital And Aged Care Centre Food

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian public hospitals and aged care centres, with a food audit now underway. The public now has a chance to provide their views and ideas on ways food can be healthier, tastier and more diverse for patients and aged care residents. […]

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Giving More Kids Access To Medicinal Cannabis

More of Victoria’s sickest kids will now have access to potentially life-changing medicinal cannabis treatment as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s compassionate access scheme. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the scheme would be increased from 60 to 90 places. Ten children with intractable epilepsy will be added to the scheme this year, […]

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Making It Easier For Families To Get Their Flu Shots

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its efforts to see more young Victorians vaccinated against the flu. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited Westgarth Pharmacy today to announce children as young as ten will now be able to get their flu shot at the pharmacy, saving busy families a trip to the GP. In […]

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Victorians To Have Their Say On New Plan To Tackle Cancer

Victorians can now have their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s next big plan to prevent cancer, boost survival rates and improve treatment for patients. Every 15 minutes someone in Victoria is diagnosed with cancer.  Every four years, the Government develops an updated state-wide cancer plan to drive down the harm caused by the insidious […]

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Statement On Cyber Security Incident

Following a cyber security incident that has affected a number of regional hospitals, measures have been taken to isolate the threat and support patients that have been impacted. Regrettably, this has had an impact on a small number of clinical services, including outpatient appointments and elective surgery. As a precautionary step, the affected hospitals have […]

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Victorian Innovation Using Cell Therapy To Save Lives

A Melbourne-based medtech company has launched a new cell therapy manufacturing platform to help patients with previously untreatable, debilitating conditions including lung cancer and autoimmune diseases. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited leading cell therapy and diagnostics company Invetech with Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos to congratulate the company on delivering […]

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First Neonatal Intensive Care Unit In The West Opens Its Doors

First time parents and their babies will now have access to a crucial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the western suburbs when they need it at the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today opened the cutting-edge NICU – the first of its kind in the […]

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