Topic: Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Tatura’s First Ambulance Station Opens Its Doors

Tatura’s first ever ambulance station, proudly funded and built by the Andrews Labor Government, is now open. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos officially opened the Tatura Ambulance Station, which will give paramedics the safe and modern base they deserve. The new ambulance station features training space for paramedics, a four-bay […]

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More Surgery And Care At Bigger, Better Shepparton Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government’s major expansion of Shepparton Hospital has reached another milestone, meaning better care and more services is another step closer for local patients. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited the project today, marking the completion of the building’s external structure and the roof installation. The project has created […]

Categories: Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Premier

Cutting Edge 3D Breast Cancer Imaging To Save Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out cutting-edge 3D breast screening technology across the state – speeding up lifesaving diagnosis and cutting down on invasive procedures. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced up to $1.8 million for six new digital breast tomosyntheses machines to provide more Victorian women with a greater chance of early […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

World-Leading Victorian Initiative Saving Lives

A world-class project backed by the Andrews Labor Government that’s helping doctors and nurses treat patients with sepsis faster is saving lives. On World Sepsis Day, Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos released new data from the Labor Government’s $2 million expansion of the Think Sepsis. Act Fast initiative. Sepsis is a life-threatening inflammatory reaction to […]

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Free Pads And Tampons To Help Girls Thrive At School

In an Australian first, the Andrews Labor Government is rolling out pads and tampons in every state school, free of charge, to reduce the stigma of periods, make school more inclusive for girls and young women and save families money. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Education James Merlino and Minister for Women and […]

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Getting An STI Check Is The Healthy Thing To Do

Victorians are being urged to get tested for sexually transmissible infections (STIs), with new figures showing that last year saw highest number of STI notifications since records began. This week is STI Testing Week – and it’s the perfect time for Victorians to consider their sexual health and have the conversation about STIs. New data […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Building A Bigger, Better Monash Emergency Department

The Andrews Labor Government is building a bigger, better emergency department at Monash Hospital to make sure more locals in Melbourne’s south-east get the world-class care they deserve, faster. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today marked construction on the $76.3 million project, which will create a new emergency department with a devoted […]

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Building A Bigger, Better Wonthaggi Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government’s big redevelopment of Wonthaggi Hospital to give local patients the world-class care they deserve is a step closer. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today visited the hospital, releasing designs for the $115 million project. The centrepiece of the project will be a bigger and better […]

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Building A Bigger, Better Sunshine Emergency Department

Better care for local families is one step closer with the Andrews Labor Government unveiling designs for its major upgrade of Sunshine Hospital’s busy emergency department. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos released designs for the $29.6 million redevelopment today, which will make sure more western suburbs families can access timely and world-class medical attention when […]

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