Extra support for young Australians with kidney disease

The Turnbull Government will support young people with advanced kidney disease, who have received a kidney transplant, to transition into adult healthcare under a new program. Kidney Health Australia will receive $800,000 to establish a social and educational support program for the 500 young people aged 15 to 24 with advanced kidney disease who have…

New eye screening program to protect people with diabetes

The Turnbull Government will provide funding for a new eye health screening program for Australians with diabetes, helping preserve the sight of thousands of people. During National Diabetes Week I am pleased to announce that Diabetes Australia will receive $1 million to develop the Preserve Sight program, which will include a national electronic eye health…

Aussie innovators to drive better health outcomes

The Turnbull Government will further strengthen links between the United States and Australia to collaborate on medical breakthroughs and research and development in healthcare, with the creation of four strategic committees. The four committees, made up of renowned Australians with extensive experience from sectors such as research, technology, innovation and healthcare, will support the Australian…

Doorstop – LaTrobe

E&OE… Topics: $4.8 million for mental health services in North West Tasmania; Bill Shorten’s cancelled business lunch in Devonport; Coastal Pathways project; an AFL team for Tasmania BRETT WHITELEY: Well it’s terrific to be in Latrobe and it’s terrific to have Minister Greg Hunt with me here at the Psychological CAFFE and with Tracey, and…

Mental health funding boost for North West Tasmania

The Turnbull Government will provide $4.8 million to boost mental health services in North West Tasmania, committing new funding for mental health nurses and extra support for patients in regional areas. The funding is a direct response to an assessment carried out by the Tasmania Primary Health Network (PHN), which demonstrated that more community-based mental…

Interview with Lee Dixon – Sea FM. Lee and Jess for Breakfast

E&OE… Topics: $4.8 million for mental health services in North West Tasmania; adverse health effects of recreational marijuana use  LEE DIXON:             Earlier on his morning we had the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt in the studio. Also, Liberal Candidate for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, to discuss major funding for the North…

Interview with Darren Kerwin – 7AD Devonport

E&OE… Topics: $4.8 million for mental health services in North West Tasmania; Bill Shorten’s cancelled business lunch in Devonport; adverse impacts of recreational marijuana use  DARREN KERWIN: A couple of blokes have logged on my studio door today. We’ve got the Braddon by-election coming up in a few weeks, 28 July. If you need to…

Improving patient healthcare through digital trials

Patients from around Australia will benefit from 15 new projects that will utilise information from a consenting patient’s My Health Record to improve the delivery of their healthcare. The $8.5 million Digital Health Test Beds program will trial new approaches in chronic health, palliative care and post hospital support. Eastern Health and Monash University are…

Interview with Michael McLaren – 2GB Breakfast

E&OE… Topics: The listing of breast cancer drug Kisqali on the PBS; A Medicare item for a new MRI scan for prostate cancer; record bulk billing MICHAEL MCLAREN:      The new financial year has brought a whole raft of changes, as we said yesterday, but many are on the health front. For example what’s…

Free whooping cough vaccine for every pregnant woman in Flinders

Pregnant women from the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Phillip Island and beyond are set to benefit as the Turnbull Government will provide the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to every pregnant woman in Australia from 1 July this year. Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the $39.5 million investment will mean the vaccine…