Topic: Health

A Healthy Way To Keep Passengers Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better protect passengers who become sick or injured on Victoria’s trains. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Victoria’s Chief Paramedic Officer Alan Eade at Richmond Train Station to announce a landmark new policy for managing and treating sick or […]

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Everyday Heroes Helping Paramedics Save Lives

Brave Victorians who stepped up to help save a life have been honoured at Ambulance Victoria’s annual Community Hero Awards. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today met 17 courageous everyday Victorians who found themselves at the centre of a life-threatening medical emergency and helped save the life of a relative, neighbour or a stranger. […]

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A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments will be women. This is a strong, progressive, and united […]

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More Support For Terminally Ill Victorians

More people with a terminal illness will get the compassionate end of life care they need with a major funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government, following a major review into how palliative care is funded in Victoria. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced an expert panel had finished its comprehensive review into palliative […]

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Saving Lives With Tatura’s First Ambulance Branch

The Andrews Labor Government has started building Tatura’s first ever ambulance branch, which will deliver faster response times to life-threatening local emergencies. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today toured the construction site of the state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Casey Street, on track to be completed by mid-2019. The new ambulance branch will feature a […]

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Doors Open On New Murchison Ambulance Branch

Murchison paramedics now have the safe and modern home base they need to respond faster and save lives, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today officially opened the $1.8 million state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Watson Street in Murchison. The original branch was built in the 1960s and was no […]

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Digging In For Broadford’s First Ambulance Branch

Broadford paramedics will soon have the safe and modern home base they need to respond faster and save lives with the first sod turned on the town’s first ever ambulance branch. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today turned the first sod to mark the start of works for the state-of-the-art ambulance branch on Hamilton […]

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Identifying More Organ Donors To Save More Lives

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to grow the number of organ donors whose great gift saves the lives of Victorians. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined clinicians at the Royal Melbourne Hospital today to announce a new automatic assessment approach to determine whether a patient is suitable for organ donation, which will lead […]

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Building A New Rehabilitation Centre For Bendigo

Central Victorians will be able to access the very best care close to home with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build a Bendigo Hospital day rehabilitation centre for people recovering from accidents, injuries and illnesses. We said we’d deliver a world class Bendigo Hospital for Central Victorians, and we have. The new Bendigo Hospital […]

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Delivering The First Stage Of A New Melton Hospital

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start planning for a new Melton Hospital to give locals a 24-hour public hospital close to home. Melton is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia and only Labor will make sure locals have the very best, affordable public health care. The Labor Government has already delivered a […]

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