Improving patient healthcare through digital trials

Patients from around Australia will benefit from 15 new projects that will utilise information from a consenting patient’s My Health Record to improve the delivery of their healthcare. The $8.5 million Digital Health Test Beds program will trial new approaches in chronic health, palliative care and post hospital support. Eastern Health and Monash University are…

Interview with Michael McLaren – 2GB Breakfast

E&OE… Topics: The listing of breast cancer drug Kisqali on the PBS; A Medicare item for a new MRI scan for prostate cancer; record bulk billing MICHAEL MCLAREN:      The new financial year has brought a whole raft of changes, as we said yesterday, but many are on the health front. For example what’s…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman in Flinders

Pregnant women from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Phillip Island and beyond are set to benefit as the Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in Australia from 1 July this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine…

Life-changing breast cancer medication for patients in Flinders

A life-changing breast cancer medicine listed by the Turnbull Government on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be available for patients around the electorate of Flinders from July 1 this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the investment of $703.6 million by the Government will mean that more than 3,000 Australian…

$8 million in funding to support asthma patients

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $8 million in funding to support thousands of asthma patients in Australia. Asthma can be fatal, causing around 400 deaths each year and asthma attacks cause around 40,000 hospitalisations every year. More than 2.5 million Australians are affected by asthma and it is one of the most common…

Sporting Schools extends its reach to get children more active

Applications close this week for the Coalitions $200 million Sporting Schools program and Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has encouraged all local schools in the electorate to apply. Statistics show more than 80 per cent of children are not getting enough physical activity and that 27 per cent of children aged…

$33 million research funding to fight rare cancers and rare diseases

The Turnbull Government will provide $33 million to our world class researchers to continue the fight against rare cancers and rare diseases, giving hope to thousands of patients.  Although we have seen increased survival rates for some cancers such as breast and bowel cancer, survival rates for rare cancers such as brain and ovarian cancer…

$160 million boost for mental health support

Australians with severe mental health illness will now receive more support services in their communities with a $160 million funding boost following a Turnbull Government agreement with states and territories. The Turnbull Government will provide $80 million over four years, with every state and territory government dollar matching this funding commitment, which will be allocated…

Doorstop – Tyabb

E&OE…                        Topics: GPs prescribing opioids; $80 million for community mental health; ALP’s war on business GREG HUNT: Australian doctors are the best in the world. They are doing a tremendous job and they help Australians protect against pain and chronic illness. One of the…

Kalgoorlie to receive Medicare-eligible MRI licence

The Turnbull Government will provide a Medicare-eligible MRI licence at the Kalgoorlie Health Campus, as the first response to a Parliamentary Inquiry into the availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia.  Western Australia, and in particular Kalgoorlie, has been identified as an area of critical need.   Our commitment ensures important medical scans will…