5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Private Health Insurance   LEON BYNER: I caught up a few minutes ago with Minister Greg Hunt.   GREG HUNT: It is a very powerful and very moving report and that’s exactly why we called it.   We called it after we saw the reviews into the tragedy…

Transcript – ABC Insiders interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE…                       Topics: Aged Care Royal Commission; Mental Health Productivity Commission; Private Health Insurance   FRAN KELLY: Greg Hunt, welcome to Insiders.   GREG HUNT: Good morning Fran.   FRAN KELLY: Minister, will the Government stop neglecting older Australians right now? And announce more funding for these home care packages right now?   GREG HUNT:…

Doorstop – Perth

E&OE…                       Topics: National partnership for mental health; Eating disorders; Safe use of medicines; E-cigarettes; Hospital services; Peel Health Campus eating disorder centre; Royal Commission into Aged Care.   GREG HUNT: I want to welcome today’s progress through the COAG Health Ministers meeting.   In particular, there was a historic agreement to work for a…

Medicare access to life-saving treatment for people with eating disorders

From today, Australians with complex eating disorders will be able to access new services through Medicare that will help save lives.   In December 2018, the Morrison Government announced it would invest $110.7 million through Medicare to enable these life-saving services to be subsidised for the first time.   Today, our Government delivers on this…

New Medicare rebates for PET scans for breast cancer

The Morrison Government will make Medicare rebates available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.   From 1 November 2019, the new Medicare rebates will ensure patients with advanced breast cancer can better manage and plan their treatment.   Around 12,000 patients will benefit from these services each year.   In 2019, the…

Mental Health a COAG priority

Health ministers have unanimously agreed to work in partnership to address the nationally critical issue of mental health.   This historic breakthrough sets a new direction that will help deliver a seamless integrated mental health system – a once in a generation reform that puts the patient at the centre of care. It is an…

Sky News interview with Chris Kenny

E&OE…                       Topics: Royal Commission into Aged Care; Mental health Productivity Commission; Private Health Insurance; Drought.   CHRIS KENNY: The Health Minister Greg Hunt is with us live now, joining us from Perth.   Thanks for joining us Minister. Just on that (inaudible), first up on aged care, obviously it’s not your direct responsibility as…

CliniKids gives best chance to kids with autism

A new service run by the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth will see clinicians and researchers working side by side to provide cutting-edge interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.   For children with autism and their families, it offers new hope and support through holistic care and access to the best and latest evidence-based…

Victoria signs record hospital funding agreement

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $7.3 billion in funding for Victorian public hospitals and patients following Victoria signing on to the public 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…