Topic: Health

Digital Tools Bring Cancer Trials To All Victorians

More people from rural and regional Victoria with cancer will access clinical trials closer to home using the teletrial model with digital technology, thanks to a $1.5 million Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the launch of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s (VCCC) Teletrials Program in Bendigo and Albury […]

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A Busy Summer For Phillip Island’s 24/7 Medical Service

The Andrews Labor Government’s free, 24-hour medical and nursing service on Phillip Island has already treated more than 1,600 locals and holidaymakers this summer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited the minor injury and illness clinic at the Phillip Island Health Hub in Cowes, which opened on December 21. With thousands of tourists flocking […]

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Work Starts On New Bacchus Marsh Ambulance Branch

Bacchus March paramedics will soon have the safe and modern home base they need to respond to emergencies with work underway on a new state-of-the-art ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today joined Member for Melton Steve McGhie to kick off construction of the new $3 million Bacchus Marsh ambulance branch on Gisborne […]

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New Footscray Hospital Project Gets Underway

The Andrews Labor Government is kick starting work to design and build a new $1.5 billion world-class public hospital in Footscray. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today opened an industry forum and announced that community consultation for the project will get underway next month, feeding into the tender process which is due to start in […]

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Australian First Digital Degree To Help Tackle Cancer

A new specialist university Masters degree will upskill researchers and professionals working in the cancer field, and has been developed with the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Health Anthony Carbines today launched the University of Melbourne Master of Cancer Sciences Course, in partnership with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance. The […]

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Celebrating Victoria’s Health Volunteers

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to honour the hard-working and dedicated health volunteers who enrich patients’ lives through their compassion and generosity. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced nominations were open for the prestigious 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards – now in their 11th year. The awards celebrate the achievements of […]

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Labor Government Delivers On Paramedic Pledge

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered on its promise to recruit 450 new paramedics to boost care and save lives across Victoria. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos this week met 20 new paramedic graduates, who have completed their university degree and will begin operational shifts from the beginning of March. The Labor […]

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Check Before You Dive This Summer

The Andrews Labor Government is appealing to Victorians, particularly young people, to stay safe and be aware of the risks associated with diving into water this summer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and the Director of the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health Associate Professor Andrew Nunn, today joined 26-year-old paraplegic Josh Davis to […]

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Victorians Urged To Be Careful During Extreme Heat

The Andrews Labor Government is pleading with Victorians to heed the warnings this summer and look after themselves and others – particularly the elderly and young children – when the weather heats up. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined Victoria’s Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton, Ambulance Victoria and the Bureau of Meteorology […]

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Thousands Of Doctors, Nurses And Midwives Start Their Careers

Thousands of doctors, nurses and midwives are preparing to begin long and rewarding careers in Victoria’s world-class public hospitals. Around 810 first-year medical interns and 2,500 new nurses and midwife graduates will start their careers in 2019, ushering in a new era of highly-trained medical professionals to care for patients in hospitals and health services […]

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