Phillip Island Health Hub opens to the community

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, was thrilled to officially open the Phillip Island Health Hub.   Minister Hunt joined Victorian Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP, Victorian Member for Bass, Brian Paynter MP, members of Bass Coast Health and the local community, to officially open the…

Interview with Alan Jones – 2GB Breakfast

E&OE…                        Topics: Mandatory vaccine for aged care workers to curb influenza ALAN JONES: So what is this story about vaccination? We’re talking about aged care, are we? GREG HUNT: Correct. So what we see is that last year was, exactly as you say, and…

Northern Territory and Tasmania sign onto record hospital funding agreement

The Turnbull Government welcomes the decision by the Northern Territory and Tasmanian governments to sign onto our new hospital agreement.  The National Health Agreement from 2020-21 to 2024-25, will deliver record hospital funding in each and every year, providing millions of additional hospital services for patients.  Under the agreement, Northern Territory public hospitals will receive…

$10 million to support cutting edge medical projects

The Turnbull Government will provide $10 million to support the development of eleven cutting edge medical projects, which will improve the lives of Australian patients and provide new options to help solve emerging health challenges. The projects include “the BioPen”, which is a handheld 3D printer that can be used in surgery to repair damaged…

2018 influenza vaccines now available

More than 4.5 million Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season can now access a free influenza vaccine, under the Federal Government’s National Immunisation Program.  Last year we saw the highest influenza activity in Australia in almost a decade, mirroring a global trend, with more than 250,000 Australians…

Interview with David Koch – Sunrise

E&OE…                        Topics: 2018 influenza vaccines now available DAVID KOCH: Flu season’s approaching and this year is predicted to be a bad one. Influenza claimed 1100 lives in 2017 and more than 250,000 Aussies tested positive for the virus. So, the Federal Government is stepping…

Interview with Ray Hadley – 2GB Mornings

E&OE…                        Topics: GP management plans RAY HADLEY: The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s on the line. Minister, good morning. GREG HUNT:           Good morning, Ray. RAY HADLEY: Am I right about all of this? Because it came as- when the lady…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                        Topics: Greens’ proposal to legalise cannabis GREG HUNT: The Greens’ proposal for open slather on marijuana is dangerous and medically irresponsible. We know from bodies such as the AMA, the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, from Mental Health Australia, from SANE…

Interview with Allison Langdon – Weekend Today

E&OE…                        Topics: Keytruda® listed on the PBS for Hodgkin’s lymphoma; National Health Reform Agreement; Syria ALLISON LANGDON: A lifesaving cancer treatment that costs over $200,000 is about to get a whole lot more affordable. From next month patients fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma will pay less…