Topic: Health

Thousands Of Doctors, Nurses And Midwives Start Their Careers

Thousands of doctors, nurses and midwives are preparing to begin long and rewarding careers in Victoria’s world-class public hospitals. Around 810 first-year medical interns and 2,500 new nurses and midwife graduates will start their careers in 2019, ushering in a new era of highly-trained medical professionals to care for patients in hospitals and health services […]

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More Victorians Saving Lives Than Ever Before

More Victorians are surviving cardiac arrest than ever before as public defibrillator units become more readily available and more community members feel prepared and confident enough to use them. The Andrews Labor Government today released the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) which showed 82 people were defibrillated with a publicly-accessible defibrillator in the 2017/18 […]

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No Jab, No Play Laws Keeping Victorian Kids Healthy And Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping kids safe from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses, with tough new No Jab, No Play laws now in place. Acting Premier Tim Pallas and Acting Minister for Health Luke Donnellan visited a childcare centre in Northcote today to remind parents they must comply with the rules aimed at keeping […]

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Pioneering Health Projects To Provide World-Class Care

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting pioneering projects that will change the way Victorian patients receive world-class care. Acting Minister for Health Luke Donnellan today announced the projects included as part of the latest $1.7 million Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund. The fund draws on Victoria’s best and brightest minds to find new and more […]

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Voluntary Assisted Dying A Step Closer

The pharmacy service at The Alfred hospital will become the sole service for dispensing voluntary assisted dying medications across Victoria, adding further safeguards to the historic scheme. Acting Minister for Health Martin Foley made the announcement today that the pharmacy service at The Alfred hospital would be responsible for importing, storing, preparing and dispensing medications […]

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Giving The Gift Of Life This Holiday Season

Victorians are being urged to roll up their sleeves and generously give the gift of life-saving blood this festive season. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today visited the Melbourne CBD Blood Donor Centre to help launch the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s holiday season blood donation drive. The state-of-the-art CBD Blood Donor Centre is open […]

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More Time To Help Shape The Future Of Mildura Base Hospital

Mildura locals and health professionals will have two more months to have their say over the future of Mildura Base Hospital. Earlier this year, the Andrews Labor Government started community consultation to find out what matters to doctors, nurses and patients – and address the key question: should the Mildura Base Hospital be returned to […]

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SafeScript Saving Lives In Western Victoria

SafeScript, the Australian-first real-time prescription monitoring system rolled out by the Andrews Labor Government, is already saving lives and keeping patients with prescription medication addictions safe from harm. The cutting-edge system came online in Western Victoria at the start of October and will be rolled out across the state in April next year. In its […]

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1,100 New Nurses And Midwives To Deliver Better Care

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to give nurses and midwifes the support they deserve to give Victorians the care they need. Legislation will be introduced on the first day of the 59th Parliament today to enshrine once and for all improved minimum nurse and midwife to patient ratios. The new legislation will finish […]

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Cuts To Health Are In The Liberals’ DNA

The Morrison minority Liberal Government’s mid-year budget update is proof their only plans for health are cuts, cuts and more cuts – and putting doctors, nurses and patients last. The 2018-19 MYEFO confirms what we all suspected – the Liberals are ignoring a groundswell of anger from the states and pushing ahead with a sneaky […]

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