Immediate response plan to focus on people with disability during Coronavirus

The Government is committed to ensuring the well-being of Australians with disability are considered as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. As such, an advisory group has been established by the Morrison Government to guide development and implementation of a response plan focusing on the unique health needs of people with disability during the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Transcript – Press Conference – Frankston

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; Commonwealth funding to provide 20,000 nurses with intensive care training; ICU capacity; quarantine measures   GREG HUNT: Well thank you everybody and welcome to the Frankston Hospital. I’m joined today by Felicity Topp, who is the CEO, who was herself a critical care nurse. Lori-Anne Sharp who is the Assistant…

Training more nurses for critical care

The Australian Government will fund up to 20,000 new online education places to enable Registered Nurses (RNs) to develop knowledge enabling them to assist in the delivery of care in intensive care and high dependency units across Australia.   The online training will allow experienced RNs to be used to maximum effect in the national…

Transcript – 7news The Latest interview with Michael Usher

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Infection rates; Regional Australia; PEP stocks in Australia; Flu vaccines; Bringing health workers out of retirement; Social distancing restrictions.   MICHAEL USHER: Queensland’s growth is also pretty steady. Another 38 cases reported. The total – 781.   WA has had a bit of a rise, three times as many new…

Funding Delivered for Western Port Biosphere

The Morrison Government is delivering $300,000 to help protect the exceptional biodiversity of Australia’s Mornington Peninsula and the Western Port Biosphere.   The Biosphere holds a uniquely wide range of habitat types and mix of environmental landscapes, including National and Marine Parks. This diversity made it a significant environmental area, identified as a Biosphere Reserve…

Breakthrough medicines now available for blood cancer, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, saving patients up to $194, 000

There’s new hope today for thousands of Australian patients with myeloma, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, with the Morrison Government expanding the listing of four key medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From 1 April, Revlimid® (lenalidomide) will be available to patients receiving maintenance treatment for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, who have already…

Transcript – 5AA radio interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Flu vaccines for senior Australians; Resources for private hospitals; Public gathering rules in South Australia.   LEON BYNER: Now look, a couple of very important announcements have been made by the Federal Health Minister overnight. There’s a vaccine for the 65 pluses that is available and the Federal Government are fast tracking…

Transcript – Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; partnership with private health sector; expanding ICU & ventilator capacity GREG HUNT: Thank you very much to everybody for joining us today. I’m joined in particular by the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Alison McMillan, and with the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Coatsworth. Nick is a specialist in respiratory…