Applications open for Medicare MRI licences

A competitive public application process has been opened to determine the location for 20 Medicare eligible MRI licences.   Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said an MRI is a commonly used medical scan which gives a detailed view of the soft tissues of the body such as muscles, ligaments, brain tissue, discs…

400,000 Australians to access lifesaving Medicare scans

More than 400,000 Australians will now be able to access lifesaving scans for cancer, stroke, heart and other medical conditions with a $175 million investment from the Morrison Government.   Patients in 30 additional locations right around Australia will now be able to access MRI scans when they need it under Medicare.   An MRI…

Today interview with Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Ann Sudmalis; My Health Record; Aged Care Royal Commission   KARL STEFANOVIC: Canberra is once again in the spotlight this morning with yet another Liberal MP announcing she will quit Parliament as a result of bullying allegations. Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now on a very busy morning to talk about…

6PR interview with Gareth Parker

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   GARETH PARKER: Greg Hunt is the Health Minister. He joins me on the line. Greg good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning.   GARETH PARKER: Why call a royal commission now?   GREG HUNT: Well, really, it’s about two things. One is increasing evidence that there are…

ABC AM interview with Sabra Lane

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; strawberry contamination.   SABRA LANE: When the Prime Minister announced the inquiry yesterday, two ministers were by his side, one of them was the Health Minister Greg Hunt, who now joins AM in our Canberra House studio. Good morning and welcome to the program.   GREG HUNT: Good…

Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission.   ALAN JONES: As you know the federal government has announced, Scott Morrison, a royal commission into the aged care sector. I think this new outfit, Scott Morrison and the team are doing a very, very good job. This is timely. He made the announcement yesterday along with…

$1 million for cancer research at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

The Morrison Government is investing $1 million to expand a rare cancers clinical trial being conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute to reach patients living in regional areas.   The trial is focused on three rare cancers – gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine and genitourinary – and involves the immunotherapy drugs Ipilimumab and Nivolumab.   The…

$48 million investment in cancer treatments on PBS

The Morrison Government will invest $48 million to list new treatments for lymphoma and multiple myeloma on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), benefiting hundreds of patients and saving families up to $100,000 a year.   From October 1 around 700 patients with untreated advanced follicular lymphoma – a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – will no…

$106 million boost to support older Australians with better care

The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.   Australia’s tough new aged care cop – the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission – will receive a further $16 million to police quality, boost specialist…