Mornington Service Centre to remain open

Centrelink and Medicare services will continue at 332 Main Street Mornington thanks to a six-month extension to its lease. Federal Member for Finders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said the extension creates certainty for Mornington Peninsula residents through both the health and economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak. “This is not a once in a…

Expansion of telehealth services

We thank and acknowledge all of Australia’s vital health care workers for their ongoing commitment and dedication to providing Australians with the health care they need during this unprecedented time. The Government has been consulting extensively with the AMA, RACGP, ACCRM, RDAA, and other key peak bodies and members of the medical profession and health…

Fast-tracking research into treatments for COVID-19

The Australian Government will provide $13 million to fast-track research into treatments for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.   The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) aims to support rapid development of safe and effective treatment options for COVID-19, and will be awarded via two open competitive grant opportunities:   $8 million to identify…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; measures to prevent medicine hoarding; border closure; social distancing   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pharmacies across the country are facing serious shortages this morning as panic shoppers stock up on vital medicines like paracetamol and Ventolin.   ALLISON LANGDON: The madness is prompting the Government to impose restrictions on…

Transcript – Triple M Melbourne Hot Breakfast – Interview with Eddie McGuire & Luke Darcy

E&OE…                       Topics: update on government’s response to Coronavirus; Chief Medical Officer; measures to restrict medicine hoarding; schools; AFL; medical technology   LUKE DARCY: The Federal Health Minister has been good enough to dial in right now, Greg Hunt joins us on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast.   Minister, thanks for your time this morning.  …

A new plan to tackle kidney disease

The Morrison Government has today launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.   1.7 million Australian adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, however less than 10 per cent are aware they have the condition.   In 2017, 17,000 Australians…

$2.4 Billion health plan to fight COVID-19

The Australian Government has unveiled a comprehensive $2.4 billion health package to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19). The package provides unprecedented support across primary care, aged care, hospitals, research and the national medical stockpile. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said…

$4.9 million for collaborative health and medical research for all Australians

The Morrison Government is providing more than $4.8 million for research initiatives that will lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as suicide prevention, gestational weight gain and low back pain.   The latest round of funding through the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Partnership Projects scheme will…