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The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
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.
The Liberal National Government will invest $4 million to improve vital health care and youth mental health services for Bellarine communities.
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.
The Australian Government will provide $1.5 million over the next 12 months for Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc. (GRSI) to fund its drug rehabilitation program and medical detoxification facility.
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.
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 devices will save pregnant women, children and more adults living with type 1 diabetes up to $7,000 a year from 1 March 2019.
As an emergency response, the Australian Government is providing greater access to GP services for Australians living in flood-affected communities throughout Queensland.
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.
Transcript of Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's interview on ABC Adelaide with David Bevan and Ali Clarke regarding New Emergency Department for Mount Barker Hospital; New SA Statewide brain and spinal rehab unit - REPAT; Ambulance ramping.
Gympie’s much loved Little Haven Palliative Care has secured funding from the Liberal Nationals Government, enabling it to continue to extend its highly regarded service in the community.
The Liberal National Government will invest $8.6 million to build a new emergency department at Mount Barker Hospital in South Australia, improving important health services for people throughout the Adelaide Hills region.
The Liberal National Government will provide $160 million for a national research initiative to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Australian Government is launching a comprehensive research effort to tackle the nation’s two biggest killers - heart disease and stroke - with an unprecedented $220 million for a 10-year Mission for Cardiovascular Health.
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 will ensure that Australians at risk of heart disease receive timely and appropriate medical advice with the creation of a new Medicare item for heart health checks.
The Australian Government is providing unprecedented investment in mental health services for young Australians living on the Mornington Peninsula by establishing a new youth mental health hub in Rosebud.
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.
The Liberal National Government is providing more than $22 million for important early stage research that will lead to new interventions, cures and treatments of major diseases.