Topic: Health

More Disease Detectives To Help Fight Coronavirus

The Victorian Government has 1000 people working-around-the-clock on the public health response to coronavirus in Victoria, working on our contact tracing effort. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the work of public health support staff to track and trace cases was vital to flattening the curve of the disease in Victoria and saving lives. The […]

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Giving Victorians Easier Access To Life-Saving Vaccines

While the state fights to slow the spread of coronavirus, Victorians need to protect themselves against other preventable illnesses that can place a burden on our health system heading into the winter months. The Andrews Labor Government is making it it easier and more convenient for Victorians to get their annual flu shot and other […]

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Healthcare System To Work As One During Pandemic

The Victorian Government has struck a deal with the state’s major private hospital operators to ensure they can continue to care for Victorians during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today finalised the agreement to support Victorian private hospitals, including St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Epworth HealthCare, Cabrini Health, Ramsay Health Care, St John […]

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Suspending Non-Urgent Public Dental For Coronavirus

All non-urgent public dental procedures across Victoria will be placed on hold for the next three months to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect patients and staff. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos said the suspension of public dental will take effect immediately for three months and will then be reassessed to determine if […]

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Extra Funding Boost For Health System COVID-19 Response

Victoria’s health system is getting a massive $437 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of the $100 million elective surgery blitz announced on Sunday. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced the boost today, which includes new beds, additional equipment, funding for […]

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COVID-19 Capacity Boost As Elective Surgery Blitz Starts

New hospital beds will be opened to manage COVID-19 patients, and more than 7,000 Victorians will be fast-tracked for elective surgery in the next few weeks, in the next step of Victoria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced that the new $100 million COVID-19 response package […]

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New Drug Discovery Centre To Fast-Track Medicines

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments are working together to establish a new National Drug Discovery Centre aimed at turning ground-breaking scientific discoveries into new medicines faster. Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today opened the new $75 million NDDC centre at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of […]

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New Chair For Latrobe Health Assembly

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Tanya Rong as the new Chair of the Latrobe Health Assembly. Ms Rong has almost 20 years’ experience in the health sector and was appointed as a Director of the Assembly Board in November 2017. As a Latrobe Valley local and intensive care nurse, she brings a wealth of […]

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Victoria Taking Action To Fight COVID-19

The Victorian Government is taking action to prepare Victoria’s health system for the continued spread of COVID-19. At present, there have been 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, including nine in Victoria. There have now also been two confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 in New South Wales. The Chief Health Officer briefed […]

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New Wage Deal For Victoria’s World-Class Paramedics

The Andrews Labor Government has reached an in-principle agreement with the Victorian Ambulance Union and United Workers Union to deliver a fair wage deal for our hardworking, dedicated and skilled paramedics. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today announced the enterprise bargaining agreement with paramedics had been settled with a heads-of-agreement signed, providing better pay […]

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