Life transforming therapy for patients living with an irregular heartbeat

The Liberal National Government will expand the availability of a lifesaving procedure that treats an irregular heartbeat with more than 18,500 Australian patients expected to benefit.   Cardiac ablation catheters, used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia), will now be listed on the Government’s Prostheses List.   The listing means that private health insurers…

Interview with Teghan Hughes – CAAMA Radio

E&OE…                       Topics: Greater focus on Indigenous health outcomes; $23 million for 28 Indigenous health research program; $2 million for a national Indigenous eyesight program   TEGHAN HUGHES:            We are joined in the CAAMA studio right now by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and the Federal Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt. Hey guys, welcome to…

Interview with Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli – ABC News Breakfast

E&OE…                       Topics: Strengthening Labor’s 2012 My Health Record legislation; business tax cuts   MICHAEL ROWLAND:      We’re joined now live by the Health Minister Greg Hunt. Good morning to you.   GREG HUNT:           Good morning, Michael.   MICHAEL ROWLAND:      Why did the Government not know that there were serious flaws in the My Health Record…

$8 million boost for cancer research projects

The Turnbull Government is today announcing more support for cancer research with $8 million in grants.  Through Cancer Australia, we are investing $6.5 million combined with $2.1 million from Cancer Australia’s funding partners, Cure Cancer Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Council NSW. This brings the total funding for the 2017 round of Cancer…