Topic: Health

Making IVF Fairer, More Affordable And Easier To Access

The Andrews Labor Government will make assisted reproductive treatment fairer, more affordable and easier to access for all Victorians, as part of once-in-a-generation reforms. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today welcomed the final report into the review of Assisted Reproductive Treatment in Victoria by Michael Gorton AM. As part of a staged response to the […]

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First Baby Bundles Delivered Early

The Andrews Labor Government’s free baby bundles for first-time parents are packed and ready to be delivered across Victoria in the coming weeks. The very first baby bundle came early today with the Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos making a special delivery to new parents welcoming their first baby at the Joan Kirner Women’s and […]

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Boost For Palliative Care Providers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving hardworking palliative care services a boost so that local patients can be cared for as they near the end of their lives. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the Labor Government is investing $9 million towards palliative care infrastructure and innovation grants to improve access to palliative care. […]

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Bringing Together World-Class Cancer Research

Victoria will be among the world’s leading destinations for fighting cancer thanks to a new research facility opening at the cutting-edge Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today officially opened the world-class Centre for Cancer Immunotherapy, which brings together the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive […]

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A Genuine, Compassionate Choice For Victorians

From today, Victorians with a terminal illness will be able to make an initial request to access voluntary assisted dying, giving them the genuine and compassionate choice over the manner of their death that they deserve. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined chair of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, former Supreme Court Judge […]

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Search Starts For Footscray Hospital Builder

The world-class Footscray Hospital being built by the Andrews Labor Government is a step closer, with a search for the consortium to deliver the flagship project now underway. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced an Expression of Interest period will open later this week to secure a partner for the design, construction, finance and […]

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A Genuine, Compassionate Choice For Victorians

Victoria’s landmark voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect this week. The historic legislation was passed by the Victorian Parliament in 2017, giving Victorians with a terminal illness a genuine, compassionate choice about the timing and manner of their death. From Wednesday, Victorians who are suffering with a terminal illness will be able to make […]

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Preventing The Heartbreak Of Stillbirths

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the most significant effort in Victoria’s history to reduce preventable stillbirths and save lives. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today launched the Safer Baby Collaborative, which is a ground-breaking new program that sets an ambitious goal of reducing the rate of stillbirths in Victoria by 20 per cent by […]

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Protecting The Reproductive Rights Of Women

The Andrews Labor Government is making important law changes that will make it easier for women to access IVF treatment. Amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 will be introduced into Parliament today to remove the requirement that women need the approval of their former partner to access IVF using their own eggs and […]

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Delivering World-Class Health Care For All Victorians

Victorians will have brighter smiles, better access to specialist appointments and world-class care in an emergency thanks to major investments in dental and health care across the state in the Victorian Budget 2019/20. Our kids deserve a healthy smile, but tooth decay remains one of the most common health problems. The Budget invests $321.9 million […]

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