Topic: Health

Tough New Laws Passed To Strengthen Hospital Safety

New Andrews Labor Government laws will ensure patients in public and private hospitals and cosmetic surgery facilities receive the same level of high quality and safe patient care. The Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Bill was passed in Parliament last night. It responds to recommendations from the Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Debate Of Historic Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill Starts

The historic debate of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill starts in Parliament today. This week the Victorian Parliament is expected to hold one of its most emotional debates, with all Labor Members given a conscience vote on the legislation. The Bill – prepared by Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Attorney-General Martin Pakula – follows […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Removing Red Tape For Injured Victorians

Victorians injured in transport accidents will no longer be out of pocket for health and medical treatment under proposed new legislation introduced into the Victorian Parliament today. The new Bill proposes that people injured in transport accidents will no longer have to pay for the first $651 of their medical expenses before the Transport Accident […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Monash Children’s Hospital School Opens

Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital School. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino today opened the $6.8 million school for children and young people with chronic medical or mental health […]

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Record Immunisation Coverage For Victorian Kids

Victoria has achieved its best ever immunisation coverage with nearly 95 per cent of 5-year old kids now protected against preventable and serious life-threatening diseases. Latest figures from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register show that 94.9 per cent of Victorian children in the age cohort are fully vaccinated, above the 94 per cent average across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Kicking Goals For Women’s Equality In Sport

The Andrews Labor Government is shining the spotlight on women’s sport by kicking off a new program to boost women’s and girl’s participation and improve gender equality – on and off the field. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Sport John Eren today launched VicHealth’s new $6.7 million Active Women and Girls for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Security Guards To Keep Hospitals Safer For All

Health workers, patients and visitors will be safer in hospitals across Victoria as more security guards are deployed as part of another Andrews Labor Government initiative to stamp out violence in hospitals. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced 30 health services operating across 44 hospital sites will share in nearly $6.7 million to increase security […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Greater Support For People Following Suicide Attempts

People leaving hospital following a suicide attempt are now receiving dedicated support, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the progress and success of the program during a visit to St Vincent’s Hospital, where the trial has been running. More than 80 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

New Ferntree Gully Ambulance Branch Will Save More Lives

Paramedics in Ferntree Gully now have the facilities they need to quickly respond to local medical emergencies with the opening of a state-of-the-art ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the new $1.4 million ambulance branch on Dobson Street, Ferntree Gully. The new development replaces an ageing facility, built in the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Bold Plan To Improve Aboriginal Health And Wellbeing

The Andrews Labor Government has today unveiled an ambitious new plan to revolutionise how Victoria’s health and human services work with Aboriginal communities, backed up by a $7.1 million funding boost. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched the Korin Korin Balit-Djak Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health