Topic: Health

Albury Wodonga Health Redevelopment To Begin

The New South Wales and Victorian governments are working together to build a new emergency department and the first short stay unit at Albury Wodonga Health to meet the future health needs of the community. NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard, Victorian Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos and NSW […]

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

Record Survival Rates For Cardiac Arrest

Paramedics are arriving at cardiac arrests faster than ever before, with a record number of Victorian patients surviving, thanks to our world-class paramedics and unprecedented investment by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Ambulance Services Jenny Mikakos today joined paramedics to release the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry report, which shows state-wide ambulance response times […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services

Call For Blood Donors To Roll Up Their Sleeves

Victorians are being urged to give the lifesaving gift of blood to ensure supplies don’t run low during the holiday season. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley visited the Melbourne CBD Blood Donor Centre today to thank generous Victorians who have donated blood and to remind donors to keep their appointments this time of year. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Preparing For Extreme Heat And Keeping Safe

Victorians are being urged to never leave kids in hot cars and to prepare for dangerous heatwaves this summer as new data reveals there have already been 256 callouts to locked cars since the start of November. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton and paramedics to launch […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Stillbirth Rate Falls To Record Low

A major effort led by Victorian experts and backed by the Andrews Labor Government has seen the stillbirth rate drop to its lowest in two decades. New data released today shows Victoria’s perinatal mortality rate improved from 8.8 per 1,000 births in 2017 to 8.6 in 2018 – the lowest it has been for 18 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Smile Squad To Hit More Schools In Term One

Thousands more Victorian school students will enjoy brighter, healthier smiles when the Smile Squad free dental program is rolled out to more schools in term one next year. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the local government areas where schools will receive visits from the vans from term one. The new locations are Towong, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Protecting Victorians From Dodgy Cosmetic Surgery

A new campaign highlighting the dangers of unregulated cosmetic procedures will be rolled out to protect Victorians from the horrors that can be unleashed by dodgy quacks. According to recent data from the Health Complaints Commissioner, a quarter of investigations started in 2018/19 related to cosmetic procedures. The social media campaign being released by the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Identifying The Signs Of Endometriosis And Menopause

The Andrews Labor Government is raising awareness about endometriosis and menopause, with new resources to encourage women to recognise the symptoms and speak to a doctor sooner. Based on input from health professionals and women who live with these conditions, the Jean Hailes-produced booklets, videos and fact sheets are part of the Labor Government’s $6.6 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Works Begin At Sunshine’s New Emergency Department

The Andrews Labor Government has kicked off the expansion of Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department, which will soon give families in Melbourne’s west the world-class care they deserve. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman turned the first sod on the site today, signalling the start of official construction on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Shade To Protect Victorians From Skin Cancer

More Victorians will be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government installing more sunshades in public areas and sports clubs. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the 164 community organisations who will share in almost $1 million from the fourth round of the Community Shade Grants Program. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health