Topic: Health

Helping Victorians With Mental Health Conditions

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to identify the innovative projects that make a big difference to the lives of people living with mental health conditions. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced mental health projects will be eligible for funding under the Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund for the first time. The Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Ministers

Cutting Edge CT Scans For Maryborough Patients

The Andrews Labor Government will install a cutting-edge new CT scanner to ensure more patients at Maryborough District Health Service get the diagnosis they need faster. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Maryborough Hospital today to announce $1.3 million to replace the Computed Tomography unit with the latest state-of-the-art model. The new CT scanner will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Giving Sons And Daughters Of The West A Big Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is giving a big boost to a flagship program helping more local men and women enjoy the benefits of healthy and active living and tackle issues like mental health. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced a $800,000 boost for the Sons and Daughters of the West initiative, run by the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Morrison Must Reverse Plans To Cut Our Hospitals

Pressure is building on Scott Morrison and the Federal Liberals to reverse their latest round of savage cuts to Victoria’s health system. Scott Morrison recently shifted the goal posts and announced changes to the funding formula that determines how much Canberra pays our hospitals for services they have provided. The new formula would see Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Ministers

Building A Bigger And Better Latrobe Regional Hospital

Gippslanders will be able to get the healthcare they need faster and close to home with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to deliver a massive expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon. The Andrews Labor Government has already delivered a bigger emergency department, cardiac surgery facilities and more than 70 new hospital beds for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Calls For A National Silicosis Register To Keep Workers Safe

Victoria will push for the urgent establishment of a national registry and review of the current standards to reduce the risk of stonemasons contracting silicosis. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy will use the COAG Health Council meeting in Adelaide today to call on her state and federal counterparts to make moves to set up a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Honouring Our World-Leading Healthcare Workers

Victoria’s dedicated healthcare workers have been recognised for their passion for helping Victorians at the annual Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy congratulated the 19 winners – and all hard-working public healthcare professionals who care for sick and injured Victorians. In its 14th year, the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards shine a spotlight […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Giving Mildura Patients A Say Over Their Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is asking the Mildura community to have its say on the future of Mildura Base Hospital. The Liberal Nationals privatised the Mildura Base Hospital in 1998, as they embarked on a savage round of cuts to healthcare that saw beds close, waiting lists spiral out of control, hospitals shut down or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Northern Victoria Region

Giving Paramedics New Skills And Rural Communities Better Care

The Andrews Labor Government is expanding the role of paramedics working in rural communities to improve patient care when an emergency strikes. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today unveiled the Advanced Paramedic Roles Implementation Pilot, which will trial new roles for paramedics in rural communities. The advanced paramedic roles will be trialled in new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

New Health Research Centre To Boost Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new collaborative health research centre in Ballarat – to support local jobs and bring the region’s best minds together to tackle some of medicine’s most difficult problems. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $300,300 grant at the St John of God Hospital to deliver the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region