Better palliative care services at home

The Turnbull Government is funding a pilot program so people nearing the end of their lives receive better care and treatment at home. The $8.3 million program will trial new ways to provide palliative care services, delivering the right care at the right time, while also aiming to reduce hospitalisations.  The Greater Choice for At…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                        Topics: Two new ground-breaking flu vaccinations to protect Australians  JOURNALIST: There was a lot of criticism from the Royal College of GPs and other groups, saying why this stronger vaccine hasn’t been used. Is this a direct response to that criticism that came…

Ground-breaking flu vaccines to protect millions of Aussies

The Turnbull Government will provide two new ground-breaking flu vaccines to over three million Australians aged 65 years and over – free of charge. This is a direct response to last year’s horrific flu season, which had a devastating impact around the world, and aimed squarely at saving lives. More than 90 per cent of…

New action plan to fight childhood heart disease

The Turnbull Coalition Government will develop a national plan to uncover new treatments and care options for more than 64,000 Australians affected by congenital/childhood heart disease.  National Childhood Heart Disease Action Plan will be jointly developed with HeartKids, who will receive $150,000 to undertake this work.  Congenital conditions, including congenital heart disease, are the leading…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                        Topics: Launch of the National Childhood Heart Disease Action Plan; Labor’s plan to destroy private health insurance   GREG HUNT:           Today is a day of hope for parents of beautiful children with congenital heart disorder or heart disease. We know…

Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE…                        Topics: Private health insurance; COAG hospital agreement; Medicare and bulk-billing; Medical Research Future Fund; listing medicine on the PBS; rare cancers  PETA CREDLIN: Joining me now live from Canberra is the federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Thank you for your time, Minister.  GREG…

Jay Weatherill gives up on health

Jay Weatherill has today abandoned all South Australians, turning his back on more than $1.5 billion of additional funding for South Australian hospitals.  He has chosen cheap politics ahead of better care for patients. We welcome the decision by the New South Wales and Western Australian Governments to sign onto an agreement that will deliver…

Interview with Leon Byner – FIVEAA

E&OE…                        Topics: Record levels of Commonwealth funding for Australian hospitals LEON BYNER: So let’s talk to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thanks for being on the program… GREG HUNT: Good morning, Leon. LEON BYNER: Tell us, what is the fight basically about? GREG…

Daniel Andrews is short-changing Victorian patients

It is disappointing that Daniel Andrews has turned his back on more than $7 billion in additional funding for Victorian hospitals.  Today he has put politics ahead of patients. We welcome the decision by the New South Wales and Western Australian Governments to sign onto an agreement that will deliver record funding for their hospitals. …

Applications close on February 19 for Local Drug Action Teams

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has urged organisations in the Flinders community to apply for up to $40,000 worth of funding as part of the Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) program. The LDAT program provides funding for community groups to plan and execute programs that identify, respond to and prevent alcohol…