Topic: Health

Getting It Done: Building The Victorian Heart Hospital

Australia’s first specialist stand-alone heart hospital will become a reality with the Andrews Labor Government investing an additional $320 million to build the Victorian Heart Hospital. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Monash University to announce the $543 million project, with contributions from partners Monash University and Monash Health. The funding comes […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Mums And Bubs Healthier And Safer

Victorian mothers, babies and children are now healthier and safer, with a new report showing a significant improvement in their health. The Victoria’s Mothers, Babies and Children report by the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity, shows that Victoria is closing the gap on the rate of stillbirths and early infant deaths […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Supporting Victorians Living With Autism

The Andrews Labor Government will invest more than $22 million as an immediate response to the Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today announced the funding would cover eight priority areas of action to be addressed as part of a comprehensive Autism Plan. That […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing

Getting Life Back On Track For Injured Victorians

Innovation and projects that support severely injured Victorians could be boosted by grants of up to $50,000 through the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Small Grants Program. The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging applications for the program, which aims to improve the lives of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

New Biotech Facility To Save Lives And Boost Jobs

Leading global biotherapeutics company CSL Limited has unveiled its new world-class manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s north, which will create life-saving medicine and hundreds of jobs. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis joined Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll at the opening of the $230 million Broadmeadows facility – which will create 200 new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Getting It Done: Port Fairy’s New Health Centre Expansion

Port Fairy patients are getting an expanded community health centre that will provide a one-stop-shop for health assessments and dental services, following the opening of the centre earlier this year. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Port Fairy today to announce a further $2.1 million would be provided so that level one of the community […]

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

New Vision For Better And Fairer Healthcare For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a new 20-year vision for Victoria’s health system to build modern and world-class new facilities that will meet growing demand into the future, where it’s needed most. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today released the Statewide Design, Service and Infrastructure Plan for Victoria’s Health System 2017-2037. The plan – […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Getting It Done: A Better Day Surgery For Geelong Patients

Adults and children waiting for and recovering from surgery at University Hospital Geelong will have a better experience in a relaxing, modern and comfortable environment officially opened today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Member for Lara John Eren in Geelong today to open […]

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

Getting 282 More Paramedics On The Road In Just One Year

Just one year into our promise to employ an extra 450 paramedics over three years, the Andrews Labor Government is getting the job done with 282 more paramedics already recruited. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today personally welcomed 48 new paramedics from the latest intake of 72, all of whom will hit the road […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Second Cardiac Cath Lab To Save More Lives In Ballarat

More people living across Western Victoria will receive urgent heart assessment, treatment and care closer to home thanks to a new cardiac catheterisation laboratory funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and the local community to officially open […]

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