$3 million to boost the national coordinated COVID-19 research response

The Australian Government will provide a further $3 million to support frontline health workers with training and information which will support the treatment of patients with coronavirus. $1 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will transform the treatment and management of patients with severe coronavirus, delivering better patient outcomes. The CovED…

Transcript – 2GB Sydney Interview with Alan Jones

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; flattening the curve; international flights; hydroxychloroquine; Beyond Blue 24/7 Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service   ALAN JONES The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is on the line. He’s done a phenomenal job throughout.   I’ve got to say to listeners out there who most probably don’t know this bloke, a…

Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Masks announcement; Telehealth; Aged Care workers online training; support for healthcare workers; Softening restrictions; Modelling; off-label hydroxychloroquine; School closures; Herd Immunity.   GREG HUNT: Today is about focussing on the health care of Australians beyond just the coronavirus, and supporting our healthcare workers.   In particular, supporting our healthcare workers…

Looking after people with existing health conditions during COVID-19

The Australian Government is urging all people with chronic health conditions to not neglect their regular health care and to continue to see their general practitioner or specialist about the management of their conditions. While COVID-19 is rightly front and centre in all our minds, it’s vitally important people with existing chronic health conditions continue…

Free Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service

A new 24/7 support service specifically designed to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic is now available free of charge to all Australians.   The Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service has been developed by Beyond Blue to address the growing mental health impact of the pandemic, including fear about the virus, financial stress, family stress,…

$5 million for research into bushfire impact on Australian communities

The Australian Government is investing $5 million via the Medical Research Future Fund in nine research projects to investigate the physiological and mental health effects of the recent bushfires on Australians and their communities.   The devastating bushfire events have warranted concerns about the medium-term health impacts of exposure to ash and smoke haze, reduced…

Transcript- Channel 7 The Latest with Michael Usher & Melissa Doyle

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 modelling; Easter holidays; community transmission   MICHAEL USHER: For more on the modelling and our social restrictions we’re joined by the Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, in Canberra.   GREG HUNT:          Good evening.   MICHAEL USHER: Greg, thanks so much for joining The Latest again. Now, first up, a few short…

Transcript – The Project interview with Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore

E&OE…                       Topics: Easter weekend; COVID-19 modelling; Exit strategy.   CARRIE BICKMORE: We’re joined now by Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, there does seem to be a lot of nervousness about Easter this weekend. What should it look like for families around Australia this weekend?   GREG HUNT: We want families to be able to…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 impacts on economy; Schools opening in Australia; Easter holidays;   TOM ELLIOT: Our next guest is the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister Hunt, good afternoon.   GREG HUNT: Hi Tom. Good afternoon.   TOM ELLIOT: Now, I know you don’t know when a vaccine will be created. But given that…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE… Topics: COVID-19 modelling; Ventilator beds; CSIRO funding; Younger people in ICU. PETA CREDLIN: Joining me now, Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt. Minister, thank you very much for your time, I know you’re the busiest man in Australia and I feel terrible to trespass on you tonight, but I think hearing it straight from…