2GB interview with John Stanley

E&OE…                       Topics: Boosting support for older Australians   JOHN STANLEY: The government is announcing a significant increase in spending on older Australians; we know about the aged care issue.   I did mention earlier in the program that there’s a number which I’ve heard, which is that there are 1000 people turning 85 every…

$500 million to boost primary care in 2018-19 MYEFO

The Liberal National Government has invested a further $512 million in strengthening primary care to support Australia’s doctors and specialists to deliver improved access and outcomes for patients.   $318 million will directly benefit GPs in their important role keeping people healthy and out of hospital, and in managing what can be challenging chronic conditions…

Mission’s fight against Brain Cancer strengthens

The Liberal National Government is providing $5 million from the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to two leading oncology groups to improve outcomes for children and adults with brain cancer through high-quality clinical trials.   The Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) and Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), will each receive $2.5…

$3 million for rare childhood brain disorders

The Liberal National Government is providing $3 million to close the loop from genetic diagnosis to clinical treatment for rare childhood brain disorders known as Leukodystrophies.   The research is being led by a consortium headed by Associate Professor Richard Leventer from the Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital and Professor Ernst Wolvetang from the University of…

ABC interview with Steve Austin

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; More than $500 million for medical research projects; Queensland health funding   STEVE AUSTIN: The federal government, the Health Minister, the Prime Minister announced $1.5 billion plus extra money for health at the Council of Australian Governments Meeting today. The federal government argues the extra…

$1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal National Government will improve the health and care of patients across the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast, with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services.   Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said that this will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory.…

5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: More than $500 million for medical research projects; first dedicated Medicare item for eating disorder; $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program   LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to the federal Health Minister, and wish him merry Christmas, Greg Hunt. Hi.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Leon.   LEON BYNER: Tell me, first…

1.25 billion to improve the health and care of Australian patients

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government will improve the health and care of patients right around Australia with a guaranteed $1.25 billion boost to health services. This will provide more doctors, more nurses and more services in every state and territory. This is the tangible benefit of strong economy and it’s why we are so committed…

Interview with John Stanley – 2GB Mornings

E&OE…                       Topics: $1.25 billion Community Health and Hospitals program; rural and regional health services   JOHN STANLEY: Minister, good morning.   GREG HUNT: Good morning, John.   JOHN STANLEY: So, we hear big lumps of money and that’s a very impressive sounding lump – $1.26 billion. What will it actually produce for people?  …