Game changing cancer medicines now within reach for 2,200 Australians

Australians living with non-small cell lung cancer and early stage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia will be able to access better treatment options with new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect on 1 December 2019. More than 2,200 patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer will now be able to access Keytruda® (pembrolizumab)…

Towards Zero Forum – suicide prevention

A landmark forum in Canberra today has moved Australia a step closer to a coordinated, national approach to suicide prevention.   The forum brought together people from diverse community organisations, the health and government sectors, and people with lived experience.   Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, attended the forum, and…

$500,000 for Men’s Sheds across Australia

The Morrison Government is continuing to support the Men’s Shed movement with today’s announcement of successful grant recipients under the National Shed Development Programme. In the latest round, 135 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in grants that will help buy tools and equipment, maintain infrastructure, coordinate training and host community activities about…

Doorstop – Darwin (NACCHO Conference)

E&OE…                       Topics: New funding model for Indigenous health; Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund; Illness outbreak.   GREG HUNT: It’s just a privilege to be here at the NACCHO Conference with Donnella, with Pat, with Senator Sam McMahon.   We’ve made an announcement today of a new funding model agreed by and with NACCHO and Indigenous…

$90 million boost for indigenous health

The Morrison Government is investing an additional $90 million over three years in the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP), to further support the delivery of culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care.   A new way of funding primary health care has also been introduced for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), benefiting the Indigenous health…

Doorstop – Darwin

E&OE…                       Topics: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre; Drought; Mental Health of veterans; Rural workforce; Rural and Regional health; Vaping; NT Government; Climate Change.     UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER: Look, it’s a great pleasure today to have Minister Hunt, our Federal Health Minister and indeed Minister Fyles, our NT Minister for Health as well.…