Doorstop – Sydney

E&OE… Topics: $50 million to provide life-saving support to cancer patients; My Health Record GREG HUNT: Today is about saving lives and protecting lives. It’s about hope for patients and for families who are dealing with the great challenge of rare cancers. Rare cancers affect 52,000 Australian people a year. Individually they may be rare…

$6 million for medical research projects in South Australia

The Turnbull Government will invest $6.1 million to fund new South Australian medical research projects aimed at delivering faster medical breakthroughs for South Australian patients. The funding will go to the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre, which is undertaking vital research projects in areas such as bowel cancer, cardiac rehabilitation and reducing…

$1 million for mental health services in rural and regional South Australia

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $1.17 million to boost mental health services in rural and regional South Australia helping about 1,300 people with mental illness. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the extra funding over two years will allow the Country SA Primary Health Network (PHN) will support current demand on mental health…

Funding boost for children with brain cancer

The Turnbull Government will provide $5 million to ensure all Australian children with high risk brain cancer have access to life-saving clinical trials and genetic testing. The Government’s $105 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission will provide the funding to boost the Zero Childhood Cancer initiative. We are able to provide this funding boost to health…

Interview with Peter Stefanovic – Weekend Today

E&OE… Topics: private health insurance; new cancer medicines PETER STEFANOVIC: Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me live now from Melbourne. Good morning to you, Minister. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Peter PETER STEFANOVIC: This is designed to make a very complicated system much clearer but many people, such as pregnant mothers and people suffering from chronic…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: $250 million investment to list four cancer medicines; private heal insurance   GREG HUNT: Well, welcome everybody to the extraordinary Peter MacCallum Centre. This is not just one of Australia’s, but one of the world’s great treatment centres for patients with cancer. We have research here. We have treatment here. We have breakthroughs here.…

Interview with Jon Faine – ABC Radio Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: My Health Record; private health insurance; $5 million for clinical trials and genetic testing for children with high risk brain cancer  JON FAINE: Greg Hunt is the Minister for Health in the Coalition Federal Government, the Malcolm Turnbull-led Coalition Government. Mr Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: Good morning, Jon. JON FAINE:…

Delivering better healthcare through My Health Record

Almost six million Australians already have a My Health Record with patients benefiting from the secure summary of their key health information, which can help their health professionals deliver better care and may save their life in an emergency. The secure My Health Record has been in operation for over six years and from today…

Making private health insurance simpler and boosting coverage for women

The Turnbull Government is making private health insurance easier to understand and more affordable with the release of a new classification system for every policy. In particular this new system will improve policy coverage for women, including gynaecological services, ovarian and breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction. From April 1 2019 all of the existing…

$250 million investment in life changing cancer medicines

The Turnbull Government will invest $250 million to make four life-changing cancer medicines available to thousands of Australian patients from August 1. The listing of these new medicines will save patients thousands of dollars, in some cases the saving for each patient will be over $130,000 per year. The new listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits…