Transcript – Sky News Saturday Edition Interview with Tim Gilbert

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; flattening the curve; social distancing; medical research TIM GILBERT: Now we are joined by the Federal Minister for Health, Greg Hunt. Minister, what’s the latest update on coronavirus cases here in Australia? GREG HUNT: So the latest advice from the National Incident Centre in the briefing just before coming on air,…

$1.5 million to support clinical management of COVID-19

The Australian Government is investing $1.5 million to support guidance for clinicians to ensure they are given the best possible advice on managing COVID-19 patients. The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce will receive $1.5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to deliver ‘living guidelines’ on the clinical management of patients with suspected or…

Transcript – KIIS 101.1 Interview with Jase & PJ

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; PPE; social distancing.   JASE: Morning everyone. Twenty-nine to eight. Jase and PJ, Greg Hunt, our Health Minister joining us on the air. G’day Greg. Thanks for your time mate.   GREG HUNT: And good morning to you guys.   PJ: Been a little busy lately, Greg?   GREG HUNT:…

Immediate response plan to focus on people with disability during Coronavirus

The Government is committed to ensuring the well-being of Australians with disability are considered as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. As such, an advisory group has been established by the Morrison Government to guide development and implementation of a response plan focusing on the unique health needs of people with disability during the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Transcript – Press Conference – Frankston

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; Commonwealth funding to provide 20,000 nurses with intensive care training; ICU capacity; quarantine measures   GREG HUNT: Well thank you everybody and welcome to the Frankston Hospital. I’m joined today by Felicity Topp, who is the CEO, who was herself a critical care nurse. Lori-Anne Sharp who is the Assistant…

Training more nurses for critical care

The Australian Government will fund up to 20,000 new online education places to enable Registered Nurses (RNs) to develop knowledge enabling them to assist in the delivery of care in intensive care and high dependency units across Australia.   The online training will allow experienced RNs to be used to maximum effect in the national…

Transcript – 7news The Latest interview with Michael Usher

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 update; Infection rates; Regional Australia; PEP stocks in Australia; Flu vaccines; Bringing health workers out of retirement; Social distancing restrictions.   MICHAEL USHER: Queensland’s growth is also pretty steady. Another 38 cases reported. The total – 781.   WA has had a bit of a rise, three times as many new…

Breakthrough medicines now available for blood cancer, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, saving patients up to $194, 000

There’s new hope today for thousands of Australian patients with myeloma, breast cancer, HIV and epilepsy, with the Morrison Government expanding the listing of four key medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).   From 1 April, Revlimid® (lenalidomide) will be available to patients receiving maintenance treatment for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, who have already…

Transcript – 5AA radio interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Flu vaccines for senior Australians; Resources for private hospitals; Public gathering rules in South Australia.   LEON BYNER: Now look, a couple of very important announcements have been made by the Federal Health Minister overnight. There’s a vaccine for the 65 pluses that is available and the Federal Government are fast tracking…

Flu vaccination more important than ever during the month of April

With the 2020 flu season not far away, all Australians —and especially those in vulnerable groups or age brackets— should arrange vaccination against seasonal influenza during the month of April.   Australians should speak to their GP, pharmacist or aged care provider to arrange a flu vaccination over the coming weeks.   Whilst flu vaccination…