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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
The Australian Government will invest $56 million that will provide affordable access to four new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), helping patients fighting aggressive forms of cancer and inflammatory conditions.
Australia’s medical device regulator, has today announced that it is proposing to take
strong and decisive action to suspend or cancel and recall certain textured breast implants
from the Australian market, following a review of apparent links to rare forms of cancer.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt’s announcement on agreements with all 8 states and territories for projects under the $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals Program.
The Morrison Government is investing almost $92 million to support better health care for all Tasmanians, improving waiting times for elective surgery, boosting mental health and maternity services and increasing cancer diagnosis scans.
The Liberal National Government will today launch the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 with more than $50 million in funding to improve women’s health in areas such as ovarian cancer and endometriosis.
An additional joint investment of $10 million to the Australian Brain Cancer Mission will bring new hope for children with brain cancer.
The Liberal National Government is improving the lives of patients with breast cancer and a rare skin cancer by subsidising innovative medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to $150,000 a year.
The Liberal National Government will invest $32.6 million so breast cancer patients have life-saving scans covered under Medicare, saving patients up to $1,500 per scan.
Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said that the Coalition Government was committed to helping deliver health services locally announcing $3.5million in funding towards health projects across the Bass Coast.
The Liberal National Government will invest $6 million that will enable Cabrini Health to establish a new Institute of Cancer at its Malvern site, allowing researchers and clinicians to work together towards life-saving breakthroughs.
The Liberal National Government is expanding the cancer treatment capacity at the Central Coast Cancer Centre with a $3.8 million investment for a new linear accelerator (LINAC).
The Liberal National Government invest almost half a billion dollars to make Victoria a centre for health, medical research and innovative cancer treatments.
The Australian Government is providing almost $25 million so Australians with cancer and rare diseases have access to clinical trials no matter where they live including regional and remote Victoria.
Patients in Bowen will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with the Liberal National Government awarding $5 million to Bowen Hospital for the purchase of a CT Scanner.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian Government is investing more than $200 million to list four new breakthrough cancer treatments on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), saving patients up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's Doorstop in Melbourne regarding $200 million for cancer medicines on the PBS and the new dedicated Medicare item for heart health checks.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on Today with Allison Langdon regarding the $200 million to list new cancer treatments on the PBS and the creation of a Medicare item for heart health checks from April 1.
The Australian Government has released the National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions to help people living with chronic lung conditions and has provided $4 million as an immediate response to support its recommendations.