2017 influenza vaccines now available

Vaccinations to protect Australians against four strains of this year’s influenza virus are now available – and are free of charge to those most at risk of getting sick this flu season. I urge all Australians to consider getting a flu shot this year. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for any person six months of…

Transcript – Sydney doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Launch of the national influenza vaccine program for 2017; budget; Medicare GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be here today at the Northbridge Medical Practice with Dr Brian Morton, with the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy and of course the Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman. Today we are launching flu shots and…

Transcript – Interview with Leon Byner FIVEAA

E&OE… Topics: Incorrect Adelaide Advertiser article regarding My Health Record LEON BYNER: Let’s talk with the Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt. Greg, thank you for coming on today. GREG HUNT: Pleasure Leon. LEON BYNER: Are you aware of these accusations and if you are, have you done any digging to find out what’s happened? GREG…

$730 million to secure Mersey Hospital

The Turnbull Government will provide $730 million to secure the Mersey Community Hospital’s future, give certainty to 470 staff and deliver vital health services for the people of North-West Tasmania. The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments have reached an agreement to ensure the Mersey Community Hospital, which has 100 beds, remains a key health service for…

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – one year to go

On 4 April 2018 around 6600 athletes and team officials, from 70 nations and territories, will arrive on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. For 11 days the Gold Coast will be the centre of sporting activity with 18 sports and seven para-sports being contested in front of a global audience of 1.5…

FIVEaa interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Public hospitals incentivising patients to use their private health insurance LEON BYNER: Let’s talk to Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt. Greg, what’s your approach to this? GREG HUNT: Well the first thing is I’m very concerned. And the reason why is you have some states who are effectively driving up the costs of…

Free moves for girls at YMCA

The Turnbull Government’s Girls Make Your Move campaign and the YMCA have teamed up to give girls and young women a great opportunity to get active. One hundred YMCA Health and Fitness Centres around Australia will provide free entry to girls aged 12 to 19, for up to 30 days each. The offer is underway…

Frankston Hospital doorstop

E&OE… Topics: Announcement of the first 40 Local Drug Action Teams to tackle the challenges caused by ice and other drugs GREG HUNT: Thank you to everybody associated with the Frankston Mornington Peninsula Local Drug Action Team. Ice is an issue that affects at least 200,000 Australians directly a year and hundreds of thousands more…

Press Conference and Doorstop Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: free continuous glucose monitoring devices to eligible children and people under the age of 21 years with type 1 diabetes; private health insurance PRESS CONFERENCE: GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to Judy, whom I’ve known for so long, and her work with Diabetes Australia along with Greg, and everybody who’s involved with it,…