Topic: Health

Helping Hospitals Fight The Flu This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a new specialised ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to ensure more patients are treated faster during the busy winter period. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today unveiled 2 West – the $1.2 million new winter flex ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital that will […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Specialist Family Violence Advisors To Keep Women Safe

Some of Victoria’s leading service providers in alcohol and drug treatment and mental health are now home to dedicated Family Violence Advisors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the second round of the Labor Government’s $17.4 million Family Violence Advisor program will host 17 new advisors across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Cutting-Edge Stroke Ambulance Saving Lives

More Victorian stroke patients are surviving and returning home thanks to Australia’s first ever dedicated stroke ambulance. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined the paramedics, stroke nurses and radiographers that operate the cutting-edge ambulance, which can assess patients on the spot to speed up treatment and save lives. The specially equipped ambulance has […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Helping Families Find The Best Care When Their Kids Are Sick

Parents will now be able to access information about the Royal Children’s Hospital emergency department in real time, to help them choose where to take their kids in an emergency. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today unveiled a new online portal that provides an up-to-date picture of likely wait times at […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Ministers

Improved Health And Justice Outcomes For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $1.6 million for eight Health Justice Partnerships across the state which will help vulnerable Victorians have better access to justice. The Labor Government’s funding announcement today will see each partnership receive $200,000 so they can continue until 2020. Health Justice Partnerships work by adding lawyers from community legal centres […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

New Funding For Bendigo’s Health Justice Partnership

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $200,000 of funding to ensure the Bendigo Health Justice Partnership can continue to help vulnerable Victorians until 2020. This partnership has successfully operated formally since 2014 and enables a lawyer from Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre to be on site at the Bendigo Community Health Service, ensuring that locals […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release