headspace Rosebud opens for the community

Young people on the Peninsula will now be able to access better mental health support with the opening of a new headspace satellite service in Rosebud. Supplementing the services of the existing headspace centre in Frankston, the Rosebud satellite will provide three of the four core headspace streams. The service will also provide outreach support…

Australians embrace telehealth to save lives during COVID-19

More than 4.3 million health and medical services have now been delivered to a total of more than three million patients through the telehealth items introduced by the Australian Government for the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of telehealth instead of face-to-face consultations is helping to stop the spread of the virus, protecting both patients and…

Transcript – Press Conference – Mornington Peninsula

E&OE… Topics: Record 16.5 million flu vaccine doses to protect Australians; 58 million face masks arrive to protect health workers from COVID-19; independent global review into the coronavirus; Immigration; Malcolm Turnbull; update on the coronavirus response. GREG HUNT: Today is about taking care of our health workers, it’s about taking care of the capacity in…

Record 16.5 million flu vaccine doses to protect Australians

The Australian Government has secured three million additional doses of seasonal influenza vaccines to protect Australians from the flu, bringing the total number of flu vaccines available for Australians to 16.5 million for 2020. These additional three million flu vaccines will be available through GPs and community pharmacies over April, May and June. This includes…

58 million face masks arrive to protect health workers from COVID-19

The Australian Government has now received 58 million protective face masks that will help provide essential protection for frontline health workers at risk of COVID-19. The protective face masks have arrived ahead of the scheduled delivery date of the end of April, and in greater numbers than the 54 million previously predicted. They will allow…

Protecting the lives of Australians with disability during Coronavirus

The Australian Government has taken urgent action to protect the lives of Australians with disability as we continue to confront the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, National Cabinet agreed to release the Management and Operational Plan for COVID-19 for People with Disability (the Plan). The Plan forms part of the national response developed by the Government…

Transcript – 7news The Latest interview with Melissa Doyle

E&OE… Topics: Elective surgery; IVF; Easing of restrictions; WHO funding MELISSA DOYLE Minister, thank you so much for making the time today. I want to ask you how likely it is that elective surgery including IVF will resume next week? GREG HUNT: Elective surgery is being considered by the National Cabinet next week, and I…

Transcript – A Current Affair interview with Tracy Grimshaw

E&OE… Topics: Tasmanian outbreak; Testing; Coronavirus origins; WHO; TRACY GRIMSHAW: Minister, thank you for your time. I want to start by talking to you about this outbreak in Tasmania. There are some conflicting stories coming out. First, the Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said there’d be an illegal dinner party attended by healthcare workers, then…

Transcript – Sunrise Interview with David Koch

E&OE… Topics: COVID-19 testing; planning the easing of restrictions; contact tracing app; elective surgery; Personal Protective Equipment DAVID KOCH: For more, we’re joined by Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Minister, thanks for your time again this morning. GREG HUNT: Good morning. DAVID KOCH: Look, we have one of the most rigorous coronavirus testing systems in the…