Better maternity services for Australian women

Following extensive work by medical experts and industry stakeholders, the Turnbull Government has released new national medical guidelines for the care of pregnant women, while also detailing a new approach to maternity services.   The Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pregnancy Care provides evidence-based recommendations, reflecting the latest scientific evidence, for all health professionals caring for pregnant…

Daniel Andrews continues to short change the Mornington Peninsula

Funding information from the National Health Funding Body Administrator (NHFBA) has shown that Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has slowed investment into healthcare on the Mornington Peninsula to a crawl. Information from the NHFBA shows that Victorian funding to Peninsula Health only increased by 14.1% between 2013-14 and 2016-17. Meanwhile, Commonwealth funding over the same period…

Flinders residents urged to have say on aged care staffing

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is urging interested local residents to have their say on the staffing of Aged Care homes in the Flinders region and across the nation, by participating in an online survey or by contributing to the current national review of the Aged Care workforce. “Everyone understands how…

Interview with Ross Greenwood – 2GB Money

E&OE…                        Topics: Turnbull Government’s reforms to keep Private Health Insurance affordable (Caller excerpt) ROSS GREENWOOD: So, the man who has to deal with all of this is the Health Minster, Greg Hunt, who is on the line right now. Many thanks for your time,…

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…