COVID-19: rapid response boost for Australia’s intensive care units

Ensuring Australian hospitals are able to respond rapidly in the event of increased patient demand during the COVID-19 health emergency is a national priority. Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced the Australian Government has funded and launched the Critical Health Resource Information System (CHRIS) that will operate in all public and private hospitals with Intensive…

Transcript – Sky News First Edition Interview with Laura Jayes

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; international travel; Bondi Beach re-opening   LAURA JAYES:       Let’s go live to the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who joins us live. Minister, thank you for your time. First of all, could I ask you-   GREG HUNT:          Good morning, Laura.   LAURA JAYES:       If you have an update yet, overnight?…

Elective surgery restrictions eased

The Australian Government in partnership with states and territories, peak surgical bodies, the AMA and the private hospital sector will be increasing the availability of elective surgery in a safe and carefully considered way which ensures the wellbeing of both patients and healthcare workers.   This is possible due to the strong collaboration across governments…

Transcript – ABC Radio Melbourne interview with Raf Epstein

E&OE…                       Topics: Elective surgery announcement; Reopening of restaurants and sports events; COVID-19 vaccine; Aged care restrictions; Social distancing restrictions; Malcolm Turnbull’s book.   RAFAEL EPSTEIN: Greg Hunt is the Federal Health Minister, part of Scott Morrison’s cabinet of course. Minister, good afternoon.   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon, Raf.   RAFAEL EPSTEIN: How do people…