Topic: Health

Bigger And Better Maternity Services For Bacchus Marsh

More women in Bacchus Marsh will be able to give birth closer to home and loved ones with the revamp of maternity services at Djerriwarrh Health Services now complete, funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard to officially open the $1.59 million modern expansion and refurbishment […]

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Construction Kicks Off At Barwon Health North

People in Geelong’s northern suburbs are one step closer to having additional health services with the first sod turned on the Barwon Health North project today. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy joined Member for Lara John Eren to mark the important milestone for the project, which will include an urgent care centre among other key […]

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Saving Lives: Codeine To Be Added To Safescript

More Victorian lives will be protected by the rollout of Australia’s first large-scale real-time prescription monitoring system aimed at reducing the growing harms from prescription medicines. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said today that laws coming into effect on 2 July will pave the way for data to be collected so that when SafeScript goes […]

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New Cutting-Edge Trauma Centre To Save More Lives

Thousands more of Victoria’s most gravely injured and ill patients will have access to live-saving care thanks to a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the Alfred Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Centre, which is now complete. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy toured the state-of-the-art centre today. It’s one of two major trauma centres in […]

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Helping Hospitals Fight The Flu This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a new specialised ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to ensure more patients are treated faster during the busy winter period. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today unveiled 2 West – the $1.2 million new winter flex ward at the Royal Melbourne Hospital that will […]

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Recognising Our Hard-Working Hospital Board Members

Victoria’s hard-working public hospital and health service board members will get the recognition they deserve thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced board members of Victoria’s smaller and rural public hospitals will be paid for the first time. The landmark changes are about ensuring Victoria’s public hospitals and health […]

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More Specialist Family Violence Advisors To Keep Women Safe

Some of Victoria’s leading service providers in alcohol and drug treatment and mental health are now home to dedicated Family Violence Advisors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the second round of the Labor Government’s $17.4 million Family Violence Advisor program will host 17 new advisors across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Cutting-Edge Stroke Ambulance Saving Lives

More Victorian stroke patients are surviving and returning home thanks to Australia’s first ever dedicated stroke ambulance. Minister for Ambulance Services Jill Hennessy today joined the paramedics, stroke nurses and radiographers that operate the cutting-edge ambulance, which can assess patients on the spot to speed up treatment and save lives. The specially equipped ambulance has […]

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Helping Families Find The Best Care When Their Kids Are Sick

Parents will now be able to access information about the Royal Children’s Hospital emergency department in real time, to help them choose where to take their kids in an emergency. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today unveiled a new online portal that provides an up-to-date picture of likely wait times at […]

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Taskforce To Map Out Stronger Community Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government will establish an expert taskforce to identify ways to strengthen the role of Victoria’s community health sector. The Taskforce will be chaired by former Plenty Valley Community Health chief executive Phillip Bain and will include members from community health services, as well as representatives from the Victorian Healthcare Association, other key […]

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