Doorstop – Townsville

E&OE…                       Topics: $5.9 million boost to Townsville drug and alcohol recovery services; Labor’s cuts to Queensland Health Care Funding; James Cook University (JCU)   PHILLIP THOMPSON: I’d like to welcome back to Townsville the Minister for Health Greg Hunt.   It’s a lovely day today, we’ve turned on the weather but it’s nice and…

Doorstop – Mackay

E&OE…                       Topics: $12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland; Rural and Regional Health.   GEORGE CHRISTENSEN: Thanks (inaudible). Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to welcome the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt here today for this major announcement – multi-millions of dollars of new…

$12 million to protect and expand Heart of Australia mobile cardiology and other services in rural Queensland

North Queenslanders will now be able to access a mobile cardiology service with the Liberal National Government announcing $12 million in funding to Heart of Australia.   Funding will support their two mobile specialist clinics and help to provide a third service which will service Northern Queensland and the Cape, bringing the total number communities…

Help on the way for lung cancer patients

Hundreds of families across Australia will save close to $90,000 each year from a $96 million investment our Government is making to ensure lung cancer medicine is affordable. Help is on the way for around 400 patients diagnosed with lung cancer with our Government listing Tagrisso®  (Osimertinib) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February. Patients would pay…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $10 million to boost bowel cancer screening participation   GREG HUNT: It’s an absolute privilege to be here today at St Vincent’s Hospital. This is not just one of Victoria’s great hospitals, but one of the great hospitals in Australia, and arguably the Southern Hemisphere.   It is an institution with a…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; national safety, Brexit.   GREG HUNT: It’s great to be here at My Place in Pakenham with Jason Wood, the Member for Latrobe, Graeme Moore, the mayor of Cardinia, with Lucy Brogden, the chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Kiera…

Today interview with Deborah Knight

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security; vaccination – measles; Australia Day.   DEBORAH KNIGHT: Now funding for mental health services will see a major boost with the government this morning announcing a record $1.45 billion for the sector over the next three years.   Health Minister Greg…

$1.45 billion to strengthen mental health services and support job security

The Liberal National Government will provide a record $1.45 billion for community mental health services and change the funding model to ensure security for both jobs and services. The funding will be provided through our Government’s innovative 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs), which are independent regional health organisations that commission health services, including mental health,…