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Cancer, Parkinson’s and motor neurone medicines listed on the PBS

19/03/2019

The Australian Government will list crucial medicines for Cancer, Parkinson’s and motor neurone on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $300,000 a year.


New Headspace service for Esperance to combat youth mental health

18/03/2019

The Liberal National Government will establish a new satellite Headspace service in Esperance, to provide mental health services to young people in the region.


$200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans

17/03/2019

The Australian Government will help reduce the out of pocket medical expenses for Australian families needing life-saving scans like ultrasounds and X-rays with an almost $200 million investment.


Doorstop in Melbourne

17/03/2019

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne regarding $200 million to reduce out-of-pocket costs for X-rays and ultrasound services and nine new MRI licences for Victoria.


$400,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

16/03/2019

The Australian Government is funding 99 Men’s Sheds across the country to boost the health and wellbeing of over 3700 men in their communities.


$20 million boost for in need SA drug and alcohol treatment services

13/03/2019

The Liberal National Government has announced the recipients of $20 million worth of grants to boost in need drug and alcohol treatment services across South Australia.


$1.2 million for Indigenous youth health in Victoria through the Real Healthy Program

12/03/2019

The Australian Government will provide $1.2 million to help hundreds of young Aboriginal people in Victoria to lead healthier lives, with a focus on nutrition, fitness, wellbeing and mental health.


$50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research

10/03/2019

The Australian Government is providing $50 million for nationally co-ordinated medical research to improve the recovery of patients with a traumatic brain injury.


Doorstop in Melbourne

10/03/2019

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Melbourne regarding $50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research and homecare packages.


Doorstop in Adelaide

08/03/2019

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's doorstop in Adelaide regarding health portfolio boards more than 50 per cent female, the new CEO of Cancer Australia, International Women’s Day, COAG and Indigenous health.


Health portfolio boards more than 50 per cent female

08/03/2019

The Australian Government is pleased to announce that ministerial board appointments in the health portfolio have reached more than 50 per cent female for the very first time as Professor Dorothy Keefe is appointed the new CEO of Cancer Australia.


New malaria vaccine clinical trials aims to globally eradicate the disease

08/03/2019

The Australian Government will support clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a world-first malaria vaccine in an attempt to globally eradicate the deadly disease.


Continued support for Australia’s community pharmacies

07/03/2019

The Australian Government has announced key measures to support the delivery of medicines and important patient services through community pharmacy including guaranteed remuneration for dispensing of PBS medicines.


$9.6 million to boost domestic violence care

05/03/2019

The Liberal National Government is boosting support for people affected by domestic violence with an additional $9.6 million investment to train 5,000 GPs across Australia to respond better to family violence and the expansion a successful program where health care professionals are trained to recognise and refer domestic violence.


Life transforming therapy for patients living with an irregular heartbeat

03/03/2019

The Liberal National Government will expand the availability of a lifesaving procedure that treats an irregular heartbeat with more than 18,500 Australian patients expected to benefit.


National strategy to tackle specialist out of pocket costs

02/03/2019

The Liberal National Government will launch a national strategy to tackle excessive out of pocket costs charged by medical specialists including by developing a website to provide Australians with transparency and an education campaign to inform patient about the costs of specialist services.


Free access to glucose monitoring now available for thousands of people with type 1 diabetes

01/03/2019

Free access to glucose monitoring devices will save pregnant women, children and more adults living with type 1 diabetes up to $7,000 a year from 1 March 2019.


Increasing Access to GP Services in Queensland Flood-Affected Areas

01/03/2019

As an emergency response, the Australian Government is providing greater access to GP services for Australians living in flood-affected communities throughout Queensland.


NSW and Federal Governments Partner to Build Australia’s First Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre

01/03/2019

Kids sick with cancer or needing emergency care are set to benefit from Australia’s first Comprehensive Children’s Cancer Centre and a rebuild of the Children’s Hospital at Randwick.


Interview with David Bevan & Ali Clarke

28/02/2019

Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Adelaide with David Bevan & Ali Clarke regarding New Emergency Department for Mount Barker Hospital; New SA Statewide brain and spinal rehab unit - REPAT; Ambulance ramping

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