Topic: Health

Cracking Down On Unscrupulous IVF Providers

The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on unscrupulous IVF providers who prey on Victorians accessing IVF and peddle false hope about their chances of starting a family. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the Health Complaints Commissioner has been asked to launch an inquiry into dodgy, dangerous and unethical […]

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150 New Nurses And Midwives For New Joan Kirner Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government’s flagship Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital will become home to an extra 150 nurses and midwives when it opens its doors to patients in May. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos joined nurses and midwives to inspect the finishing touches on the $200 million cutting-edge hospital, which […]

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Keeping Kids Safe From Deadly E-Cigarette Liquid

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for national urgent action to protect children across the nation from the potentially deadly liquid used in e-cigarettes. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today pushed for a nationally consistent approach to the packaging and labelling of e-cigarette liquids at the COAG Health Council. The liquid used in e-cigarettes may […]

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Helping Senior Victorians To Keep Healthy And Connected

The Andrews Labor Government is helping improve the health and wellbeing of senior Victorians who are at risk of becoming socially isolated. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today launched the Seniors Participation Grants, which will help support senior Victorians remain happily involved in their community, reducing the risk of social isolation and […]

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First Steps For Victoria’s Free Baby Bundle

Free Baby Bundles for first-time parents being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government are a step closer – and Victorians are being urged to nominate their favourite children’s books. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced nominations were open for the public to have its say over which books by Victorian authors for children aged […]

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Locals To Help Shape Flagship Community Hospitals

Ten new community hospitals for Victoria are a step closer, with local families set to help decide the services they will provide. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced who will chair the community consultation committees, which will give local communities a say over the future of their hospital. The Andrews Labor Government is investing […]

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Making Hospitals Safer For People With Severe Allergies

The Andrews Labor Government is making hospitals safer for patients at risk of anaphylaxis who will now be able to carry and use their EpiPens within all Victorian hospitals. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos launched new guidelines today, which will change how patients aged 16 and over with anaphylaxis are managed, treated and cared for […]

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Look Before You Lock: Don’t Forget Kids In Cars

Victorian parents are being warned to always look in the backseat before locking the car to avoid accidentally leaving children behind, as the weather heats up again this week. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the Andrews Labor Governments successful Look Before You Lock campaign will run again with warnings to prevent unintentional and […]

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Lifesaving Stroke Unit Opens At Royal Melbourne Hospital

Victoria’s new lifesaving Stroke Care Unit at Royal Melbourne Hospital has opened its doors for the first time. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today unveiled the $9.3 million Stroke Care Unit, which will keep Victoria at the forefront in the treatment of one of the world’s major health issues. Stroke is the second-leading cause of […]

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Locals To Help Shape Footscray Hospital Project

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on locals from Melbourne’s west to help shape the new $1.5 billion public hospital in Footscray to ensure it meets local healthcare needs for generations to come. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced that Member for Footscray Katie Hall will lead a Community Consultation Committee which will get […]

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