Topic: Health

Cutting-Edge Sub-Acute Services For Swan Hill

Patients in Swan Hill will be able to access rehabilitation and care so that they can recover faster from illness and get back home, thanks to new sub-acute services delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the $2.6 million sub-acute services would be open to patients in the coming […]

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

Supporting Men’s Health With Men’s Shed Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today opened this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications while visiting the Banyule Men’s Shed, which has now been serving the community and supporting men in the area for ten years. The Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

New ICU Paves Way For Major Expansion At Northern Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government’s expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping has taken a major step forward with the opening of the new Intensive Care Unit. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today joined northern suburbs MPs to open the cutting edge ICU, which will care for the most critically ill patients. Completion of the $22 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Women In Science Win Prestigious Research Awards

Women in science have dominated the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research, with four of the five award categories presented to female researchers whose discoveries are changing lives. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos last night presented the prestigious awards during a special ceremony at Deakin Edge, Federation Square, which also celebrated the awards’ 25th […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for 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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Ministers