Government commits $3 million towards targeting macular disease

Australians who are living with, or are at risk of macular disease, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older people will soon benefit from a $3 million investment by the Liberal National Government.   Federal funding will assist with the awareness, support and management of the condition.   As many as one…

$3 million research funding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Studies leading to a better understanding of the 240,000 Australians suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome will now be of greater focus, thanks to a $3 million investment from the Liberal National Government.   Funding will be provided through the Governments National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help researchers develop a better understanding of…

$65 million to unlock the potential of personalised medicine through genomics

The Liberal Government will provide over $65 million in competitive research grants to Australia’s best and brightest researchers to unlock the power of personalised medicine through genomics and potentially find cures for cancer, children’s illnesses and diseases with low survival rates.   Genomics means that each patient will have their particular disease individually tested through what is…

$65 million boost for Frankston & Mornington Peninsula health

The Liberal National Government will invest $42 million as part of a $65 million package to deliver greatly improved health outcomes for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.   This is part of the Morrison Government’s Victorian Health and Medical Research Plan.   The Australian Government will invest:   $32 million for the Peninsula Health-Monash University…

Health funding facts website launched

A new Health Funding Facts website has been launched to help families and communities see how they are benefiting from the Liberal National Government’s strong track record on guaranteeing essential health services for all Australians.   www.health.gov.au/health-funding-facts is a one-stop-shop enabling Australians to access data on how the Morrison Government is investing in:   Record…

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…

Victoria to lead the world in cancer treatment and medical research

The Morrison Government is investing almost half a billion dollars to deliver world-leading cancer treatment for Australian patients, extra hospital infrastructure, more mental health services and new medical research projects. The $496 million investment backs Victoria’s position as a global leader in health and medical research and provides new support for patients while creating Australian jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said $80 million would help…

$2 million boost for tradie mental health

Tradies in Victoria will have more services to assist them in improving their mental health, thanks to the Morrison Government.   The Liberal National Government will invest $2 million through the North Western Melbourne and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Networks (NWMPHN and SEMPHN) to fund two Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) suicide prevention community…