$67.6 million to support National Critical Care and Trauma response centre and new facilities in Darwin

The Morrison Government has formalised $67.6 million for Northern Territory critical infrastructure, to expand Australia’s capacity to respond to disasters and health emergencies in Australia and the surrounding region.   The Darwin-based National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre’s (NCCTRC) reputation as a world leader in disaster and health emergency response continues to go from…

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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…

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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…

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Breast cancer MRI added to Medicare

Women with or suspected of having breast cancer will be able to claim Medicare benefits for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, from 1 November 2019.   Approximately 14,000 patients each year, predominantly women, will benefit from these services.   Medicare rebates will be available for MRI scans for:   Diagnosis of breast cancer in patients…

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