$32.6 million for breast cancer scans under Medicare

The Liberal National Government will invest $32.6 million so breast cancer patients have life-saving scans covered under Medicare, saving patients up to $1,500 per scan.   Two new Medicare items for MRI of the breast will be available from 1 November 2019, which will help with the more accurate diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.  …

Beyond the horizon innovation

On Monday, 25 March 2019, CSIRO co-hosted the Inaugural U.S.- Australia CTO Innovation Dialogue with the Council on Competitiveness in Sydney, Australia.   The Dialogue brought together leaders from the Council on Competitiveness and its “Technology Leadership & Strategy Initiative”, CSIRO, the Australian Advisory Board on Healthcare and Technology Competitiveness, with U.S. and Australian delegates…

$12.6 million to improve cancer and rehabilitation services in Mornington

Local’s battling cancer along the Mornington Peninsula will soon have access to closer and improved services following a $12.6 million investment by the Liberal National Government. $10 million in federal funding will boost cancer support services delivered by The Bays Healthcare Group, and improve community health access with the construction of a new Comprehensive Cancer Centre at…

$1.2 Million for YMCA youth mental health centre in Rosebud

The Liberal National Government will invest $1.2 million to help improve youth mental health on the Mornington Peninsula. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced that local youth organisation, YMCA Southern Peninsula Youth Services (YSPYS), will receive $400,000 per annum over the next three years to support Jimmy’s, a new purpose built…

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…