The community is being invited to have their say on a new national plan that aims to improve the lives of people with mental health issues.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Sussan Ley's doorstop at Parliament House on 19 October 2016 speaking about prostheses reform, private health insurance and GP fees.
The Australian Government will replace the IT system to deliver reliable and accurate health, aged care and veterans’ payments.
The Australian Government will reduce the cost of thousands of medical devices ranging from pacemakers and lenses to knees and hips by half-a-billion dollars to take pressure off private health insurance premiums for Australians.
Legislation establishing a new National Cancer Screening Register aimed at saving lives through increased detection, treatment and prevention of cancers has been passed by Parliament today.
Sometimes acknowledging that you need help and reaching out is the hardest part but on headspace Day young Australians around the country are being reminded that mental health is important and help is always available.
This World Mental Health Day (10 October) the Australian Government has re-affirmed its commitment to trialling innovative approaches in delivering mental health services, in an effort to curb rates of suicide around the country.
The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley spoke at the Leading Age Services Australia National Congress at the Gold Coast on 9 October 2016.
Minister for Health Sussan Ley has used the start of Mental Health Week (9 October – 15 October) to promote community awareness about mental health issues and remind Australians about the importance of the social and emotional wellbeing of themselves, their families, loved ones and communities.
The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley and Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM MP have welcomed the release of the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s first annual report today.
Millions of consumers will be able to access more affordable medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 October – and they can go online to check the savings they will make.
Federal Minister for Health and Sport, The Hon. Sussan Ley says there has been an overwhelming response to the Sporting Schools program since it began a year ago.
Federal Sports Minister Sussan Ley has congratulated Australia’s Paralympic team on its performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, following the squad’s return home to Australia.
Existing and prospective aged care providers are encouraged to apply for allocations from the more than 10,000 national residential aged care places and 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places for 2016-17.
Minister for Health Sussan Ley has urged Australians to take care around waterways, following the launch of the 2015-16 Royal Life Saving Society Australia’s (RLSSA) National Drowning Report.
Cancer patients could potentially have access to some new medicines two years earlier than at present under changes to the regulation of medicines and medical devices announced by the Australian Government.
The Australian Government has introduced important legislation to ensure security and law and order is maintained.
A new snapshot of Australia’s health has found we are living longer than ever before, but the rise of chronic disease still presents challenges in achieving equal health outcomes for Indigenous Australians and people living outside metropolitan areas.
The Minister for Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley, has announced that Dr Peggy Brown has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Mental Health Commission.
The importance of not consuming alcohol during pregnancy is highlighted through International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day.