Topic: Health

Building The Best Hospitals For Victorian Patients

More Victorian patients will receive care they can count on, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in building and running our hospitals. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers on the Labor Government’s $3.8 billion plan to build modern hospitals for a growing Victoria, with two million more patients expected to be treated over the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ambulance Services, Minister for Health

World-Class Care For Bendigo Patients

Patients with cancer, arthritis, heart conditions or stroke will be able to access their specialist appointments closer to home, no matter where they live, thanks to a landmark boost to regional health. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes $136.2 million for an additional 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, making sure patients can access the world-class […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

A World-Class, One-Stop Shop Rehabilitation Centre For Bendigo

Bendigo patients recovering from illness or injury will get the world-class care they need to get back on their feet and live independently at home thanks to a cutting-edge new rehabilitation centre at Bendigo Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 includes nearly $60 million for the Bendigo Hospital Day Rehabilitation Centre – a key election commitment […]

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

World-Class Care And First-Class Hospitals For All Victorians

Gippsland patients and their families will be able to access the very best treatment and care in a world-class hospital thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s massive expansion of Latrobe Regional Hospital. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 will ensure the landmark project can begin, with $7 million provided for planning – an important first step towards […]

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

The Smile Squad – Free Dental Vans To Hit Schools Soon

Victorian school students will have brighter smiles and hard-working families will avoid hefty dental bills, thanks to free dental care being rolled out at all Victorian public primary and secondary schools. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 provides $321.9 million for the Andrews Labor Government’s free dental care, as promised, with the first school dental vans to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Recognising Local Volunteer Healthcare Heroes

Victoria’s tireless health volunteers have been honoured at the 2019 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards for their important work enriching the lives of patients. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced six health volunteer award recipients who were commended for their invaluable contribution improving the health and wellbeing of Victorians. These volunteers and organisations are […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Review Into Chiropractic Child Spinal Manipulation

An independent review into chiropractors manipulating the spines of children ordered by the Andrews Labor Government is calling on parents, chiropractors and health practitioners to have their say. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the start of the community consultation for the review, which is being run by Safer Care Victoria. The findings of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Help For New Mums And Dads

New Victorian parents will have better access to the support families need, with the Andrews Labor Government delivering on its election commitment to triple the number of Early Parenting Centres around the state. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited the Tweddle Child and Family Health Service – one of two […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Joan Kirner Women’s And Children’s Hospital Opens Its Doors

Mums and their newborns have made the move into the flagship new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital built by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos met some of the Hospital’s first patients today, who have transferred into the cutting-edge Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital from Sunshine Hospital next door. More […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Ministers

Big Boost To Reproductive Health Services

A free and confidential phone service offering Victorian women with information about their reproductive health choices has received its 5000th caller. The 1800 My Options service was established by the Andrews Labor Government in 2018. It provides Victorians with sexual and reproductive health information, and directs them to clinical services such as contraception, pharmacy services, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health