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.…

Mix 104.9 interview with Katie Woolf

E&OE…                       Topics: National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre relocating to Darwin Airport, additional health funding for telehealth and NT hospitals, meeting with National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, mental health   KATIE WOOLF: Now here in the Northern Territory, we know that Darwin’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre do a wonderful…

$67.6 million to support National Critical Care and Trauma response centre and new facilities in Darwin

The Morrison Government has formalised $67.6 million for Northern Territory critical infrastructure, to expand Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters and health emergencies in Australia and the surrounding region.   The Darwin-based National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s (NCCTRC) reputation as a world leader in disaster and health emergency response continues to go from…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Private Health Insurance   LEON BYNER: I caught up a few minutes ago with Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: It is a very powerful and very moving report and that’s exactly why we called it.   We called it after we saw the reviews into the tragedy…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Mental Health Productivity Commission; Private Health Insurance   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt, welcome to Insiders.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Fran.   FRAN KELLY: Minister, will the Government stop neglecting older Australians right now? And announce more funding for these home care packages right now?   GREG HUNT:…

Doorstop – Perth

E&OE…                       Topics: National partnership for mental health; Eating disorders; Safe use of medicines; E-cigarettes; Hospital services; Peel Health Campus eating disorder centre; Royal Commission into Aged Care.   GREG HUNT: I want to welcome today’s progress through the COAG Health Ministers meeting.   In particular, there was a historic agreement to work for a…

Medicare access to life-saving treatment for people with eating disorders

From today, Australians with complex eating disorders will be able to access new services through Medicare that will help save lives.   In December 2018, the Morrison Government announced it would invest $110.7 million through Medicare to enable these life-saving services to be subsidised for the first time.   Today, our Government delivers on this…

New Medicare rebates for PET scans for breast cancer

The Morrison Government will make Medicare rebates available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.   From 1 November 2019, the new Medicare rebates will ensure patients with advanced breast cancer can better manage and plan their treatment.   Around 12,000 patients will benefit from these services each year.   In 2019, the…

Mental Health a COAG priority

Health ministers have unanimously agreed to work in partnership to address the nationally critical issue of mental health.   This historic breakthrough sets a new direction that will help deliver a seamless integrated mental health system – a once in a generation reform that puts the patient at the centre of care. It is an…