5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care; National Immunisation Program; PBS & Medicare;   LEON BYNER: But in the meantime I want to talk about, first of all, the failure of three South Australian Government run aged care facilities.   The reason I think that people are very upset about this is because this is 2 years…

ABC Radio interview with Jon Faine

E&OE…                       Topics: The re-elected Morrison Government   JON FAINE: Scott Morrison unveiled his new ministry over the weekend. There’s winners and losers, and one of the big winners is the Victorian- senior Victorian Liberal, Health Minister Greg Hunt, who gets new responsibilities as sort of general government trouble-shooter, it would seem as the best…

3AW interview with Neil Mitchell

E&OE…                       Topics: $496 million Victorian health plan; CAR T therapy; Mental Health; Labor’s Medicare freeze   NEIL MITCHELL: On the line now is the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, who personally did help get Gina to the US. Mr Hunt, good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, Neil.   NEIL MITCHELL: Just before we get…

5AA Interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to reduce out of pocket costs for scans; Dental   LEON BYNER: Out-of-pocket costs for procedures including ultrasounds, x-rays, are expected to fall.   It’s ending a 20-year freeze on Medicare payments – 20 years for radiology services – and the Government are announcing rebates which are due for an…

Doorstop – Melbourne

Topics: $50 million for traumatic brain injury medical research; homecare packages; Flinders; federal election   GREG HUNT: It’s a privilege today to be here at the Alfred Hospital.   The trauma unit here is not just one of the finest in Australia but undoubtedly one of the finest in the world. I’m very drawn to…

Remarks – Gold Coast

GREG HUNT: To Trent.   To George Tambassis, for his real vision and passion and focus for community pharmacy.   To David Quilty – six years officially but six years in guild time I think is the equivalent of 12 years in real human time. Thank you for all of your amazing work.   And…

ABC interview with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

E&OE…                       Topics: New Emergency Department for Mount Barker Hospital; New SA Statewide brain and spinal rehab unit – REPAT; Ambulance ramping;   ALI CLARKE: It’s good morning federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   DAVID BEVAN: You come bearing gifts, Minister.   GREG HUNT: I do indeed. I’ve got a…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million for cancer medicines on the PBS; New dedicated Medicare item for heart health checks   DOUG HILTON: My name is Doug Hilton, I’m Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and I’d like to welcome you all today to a wonderful set of announcements.   I’d like to begin…

Today interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: $200 million to list new cancer treatments on the PBS; the creation of a Medicare item for heart health checks from April 1; Julie Bishop   ALLISON LANGDON: Well, the Federal Government will today announce $200 million to list breakthrough new cancer medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. And for more we’re…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…   Topics: $38.6 million for rare cancer and diseases clinical trials   GREG HUNT: I’m really thrilled and delighted to be here at Monash Health today.   I mean what an amazing institution is the broader hospital district, and then the Monash Hospital and the Monash Kids, together they represent the absolute best of…