Mental Health Commission appointments strengthen suicide prevention plan

Three new members have been appointed to the National Mental Health Commission’s Advisory Board to further strengthen the Government’s focus on youth mental health and suicide prevention.   The new Commissioners are Mr Alan Woodward, Ms Niharika Hiremath, and Dr Elizabeth-Ann Schroeder.   The National Mental Health Commission provides advice to Government on ways to…

RECORD INVESTMENT ADVANCES LONG TERM NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN

The Liberal National Government is investing a record $104 billion in 2019–20, up from $75 billion in 2012–13, as part of a comprehensive, patient-focused investment of $435 billion over the next four years. It guarantees Medicare, makes a range of life-saving medicines and services more accessible and affordable, reduces out-of-pocket costs, strengthens primary care and mental health…

$70 million for residential eating disorders treatment centres across Australia

The Liberal National Government is providing $70.2 million to establish six residential eating disorders centres and provide national coordination for eating disorders treatment.   There are around 1 million Australians living with an eating disorder.   Eating disorders are extremely complex illnesses, and have one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric illness –…

$10 million for dementia centre of excellence to be established at Curtin University

The Liberal National Government is investing $10 million in the establishment of a Dementia Centre of Excellence to be located at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus. The funding will go towards building the Centre’s infrastructure, with a further $10 million from Curtin University to fund the fit-out, implementation of the Centre’s activities and to support an…

King Edward Memorial Hospital to receive $15 million revitalisation

The Liberal National Government has announced it will invest $15.1 million to upgrade Perth’s iconic King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), completing a long overdue makeover of the facilities infrastructure.   Federal funding will deliver real benefits to Western Australia’s only tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital that will ensure the delivery of the highest standard of…