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…

$38.6 million for rare cancer and diseases clinical trials

The Liberal National Government will provide $38.6 million to support 23 new clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers and rare diseases.   The Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Clinical Trials program is a competitive program that focuses on clinical trials that address areas of health…

The HeartKids Project: $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease

The Liberal National Government will establish the HeartKids Project with $26 million to tackle childhood heart disease,  which affects more than 65,000 Australians.   Today, on international day for congenital heart disease, our Government will provide $20 million for medical research into congenital heart disease.   This funding from the Medical Research Future Fund will…

$1.6 million for innovative ovarian cancer care pilot

The Liberal National Government will invest $1.6 million in an innovative pilot project to support women living with ovarian cancer.   Delivered through Ovarian Cancer Australia, the pilot program is built upon a psychosocial support case management model using telehealth to provide care and support to ovarian cancer patients and their families.   It is…

$32 million program to support Australian researchers

The Liberal National Government is providing the medical research sector a $32 million boost over four years to help researchers make their medical breakthroughs a commercial success.   Funded through the landmark Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) grant initiative will assist Australian researchers gain access to entrepreneurial…

$26 million for perinatal mental health

The Liberal National Government will support the mental health of expectant and new parents with $26 million for a new Perinatal Mental Health and Wellbeing Program.   The impending birth and arrival of a baby—the perinatal period—brings incredible joy as well as new challenges and responsibilities which can be overwhelming.   Each year, an estimated…

Today interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: New $662 million aged care package to support senior Australians; aged care royal commission; retiree’s tax; federal election.   ALLISON LANGDON: Well, the Government has just announced a massive funding boost for the aged care sector meaning elderly residents will be able to stay at home for longer.   A massive $662…

Doorstop – Mandurah

E&OE…                       Topics: $25 million for Peel Health Campus; Sustainable Health Review; Donations; Flinders   MARGARET STURDY: Hello. I’m Margaret Sturdy, I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Peel Health Campus. It gives me great delight today to introduce the Member for Canning Andrew Hastie to our site, who will introduce the federal Minister for Health.…

Doorstop – Perth

E&OE…   Topics: $10 million for research into precision medicines; Stirling; Labor’s tax policy   GREG HUNT: It’s great to be here with Ben Morton and Andrew Hastie and Steve Irons.   Today’s a great day for WA. Today’s a great day for Australia. And potentially, it’s a great day for the world.   The…

$25 million for Peel Health Campus

The Liberal National Government will invest $25 million to upgrade the Peel Health Campus (PHC) in Western Australia, improving important health services for people in Mandurah and the Peel region.   An investment of $21 million through our Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Fund will deliver the expansion of the Emergency Department, the construction of…