Two million more face masks for Victorian aged care and disability workers

All aged care workers across Victoria will now be required to wear face masks. The precautionary measure, expanded state wide after consultation between Federal and State Governments, will provide extra confidence that vulnerable senior citizens will receive the highest level of protection against COVID-19. It applies to both residential care and home support care workers.…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; Aged care facilities; Sydney outbreak; COVIDSafe app; George Christensen; Social media rumours; Mask wearing; Genomics testing; Elimination strategy.   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to everybody for joining us.   I want to give a brief summary of Australian Government support for the situation in New South Wales, and in…

Transcript – Today Show interview with Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 Update; Aged care homes; Casula pub   ALLISON LANGDON: Well Australia has now passed a major milestone in the virus fight, and it’s not a good one.   10,000 cases and the death toll rising overnight.   Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now. Minister, thank you so much for…

ABC News Breakfast interview with Paul Kennedy

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus outbreak in Sydney pub; Aged care and coronavirus situation in Melbourne; Suppression vs elimination; COVIDSafe App.   PAUL KENNEDY: Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, joins us now from Melbourne. Minister, thanks your time. We appreciate you being available. A couple of quick ones.   GREG HUNT: Morning Paul.   PAUL KENNEDY:…

Morrison and Marshall Governments come together to support Australians with lymphoedema

Australians diagnosed with lymphoedema now have greater access to therapeutic compression garments, thanks to investments from the Morrison Government and South Australian Marshall Government.   The Morrison Government has committed $2 million a year for lymphoedema support at the National level. That funding will begin immediately and be ongoing, while the Marshall Liberal Government will…

COVID-19: over 1 million online training completions

Over one million people have completed the Australian Government’s Infection Control Training Module: How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID-19. This training is part of the Government’s health response to COVID-19, to support our key people working in the health and aged care sector in this crucial…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Coronavirus update; Additional five million masks, ADF support for Victoria; Aged care support; hospital capacity for coronavirus cases; target of no healthcare worker deaths; Contact tracing; COVIDSafe app; E-cigarettes being sold to children. GREG HUNT: Thank-you very much and welcome everybody to today’s press conference. Obviously Victoria has been going through a very…

National Diabetes Week 2020: Heads Up on diabetes

National Diabetes Week begins today and aims to address a burdensome side effect too many Australians with diabetes experience. The focus of National Diabetes Week 2020 is on the mental and emotional health issues faced by people with diabetes. The Heads Up on Diabetes campaign will raise awareness of this burden and the support available.…

Continuous care with telehealth stage seven

In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements as recommended by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and other medical experts.   Under stage seven of telehealth reforms announced today, Medicare-subsidised telehealth services, introduced as a key part of…

Transcript – Sky News interview with Peta Credlin

E&OE… Topics: Hotel quarantine breaches; Melbourne lockdown; ICU in Melbourne; Use of masks in Victoria. PETA CREDLIN: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins me now from Melbourne. Minister, I appreciate your time. You’re the busiest man in the country. GREG HUNT: Good evening Peta. PETA CREDLIN: I’ve got to ask you about the failure of…