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BACKING NURSES AND DOCTORS IN MELBOURNE TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

Patients and their families in Melbourne will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost for Melbourne Health from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos today announced a massive $1.94 billion investment for nurses and doctors at Melbourne Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Royal Children’s, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear and Royal Women’s Hospitals to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need. The Labor Government’s funding is $111.35 million more than the previous 12 months, ensuring our hospitals are perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve. The $1.94 billion allocation is $505.06 million more than when the Liberals were last in power. Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state. More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations. It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner. The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects. Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos “We’re backing local doctors and nurses to do what they do best, with a big funding boost for Melbourne Health.” “There’s nothing more important than the peace of mind that world-class care is just around the corner when you or a loved one is sick. We’re making sure families in Melbourne can get that care.”

BACKING NURSES AND DOCTORS IN MELBOURNE TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST

Patients and their families in Melbourne will continue to get the very best care from our hard-working doctors and nurses, thanks to a big funding boost for Melbourne Health from the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos today announced a massive $1.94 billion investment for nurses and doctors at Melbourne Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Royal Children’s, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear and Royal Women’s Hospitals to do what they do best – provide the world-class care that locals need. The Labor Government’s funding is $111.35 million more than the previous 12 months, ensuring our hospitals are perfectly placed to continue to offer the services and treatment that families deserve. The $1.94 billion allocation is $505.06 million more than when the Liberals were last in power. Across the state, the Labor Government is providing a record $12.2 billion for our hospitals and health services to treat more patients and provide even better care, helping meet the needs of our growing state. More than two million patients will be treated in Victorian hospitals over the next year, including more than 200,000 elective surgeries and 750,000 emergency department presentations. It means more patients will receive care, treatment and surgeries sooner. The Labor Government is also making dental care free in Victorian public schools, providing 500,000 specialist appointments in regional Victoria, recruiting more nurses, midwives and paramedics, and getting on with the job of delivering its $3.8 billion pipeline of hospital construction projects. Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Metropolitan Jenny Mikakos “We’re backing local doctors and nurses to do what they do best, with a big funding boost for Melbourne Health.” “There’s nothing more important than the peace of mind that world-class care is just around the corner when you or a loved one is sick. We’re making sure families in Melbourne can get that care.”

Serving Up Better Meals In Hospitals And Aged Care Centres

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian public hospitals and aged care centres. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited St Vincent’s Hospital today to announce the Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to conduct a food audit of meals served in hospitals and aged care facilities. The audit will focus on taste, nutritional value, local procurement and diverse foods for modern diets, so that patients and residents can consume the meals they know and love. The Labor Government made an election commitment to lift the standard of meals, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. The audit will: Consider the nutritional value of food and drinks served, and how public hospitals and aged care facility menus cater to the diverse needs of modern diets Assess the taste and variety of meals currently on offer Look at ways to source food from local Victorian farmers and producers Look to reduce high fat and high salt foods from hospitals, either at the bedside, in hospital-run cafes or vending machines A balanced, nutritious diet is essential for patients to recover from their injury or illness and get back on their feet. Healthy eating can help prevent chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, many cancers and even mental health conditions. The audit will be led by Parliamentary Secretary for Health Anthony Carbines, who will work closely with health experts and hospitals. After the audit, all public hospitals and aged care facilities will be required to follow the revised nutrition standards and guidelines. Quote attributable to Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos “We’re taking action to make sure patients are being served up a wider variety of yummy nutritious foods that they know and love.” Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan “A healthy, balanced diet is the key to residents staying fit, healthy and happy. That’s why we’ll be serving up the very best, locally sourced food.” Quote attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Health Anthony Carbines “Our hospitals and aged care facilities already do a great job feeding their patients and residents – now we’re working together to lift the bar and provide even better meals than ever before.”

Serving Up Better Meals In Hospitals And Aged Care Centres

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian public hospitals and aged care centres. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos visited St Vincent’s Hospital today to announce the Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to conduct a food audit of meals served in hospitals and aged care facilities. The audit will focus on taste, nutritional value, local procurement and diverse foods for modern diets, so that patients and residents can consume the meals they know and love. The Labor Government made an election commitment to lift the standard of meals, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. The audit will: Consider the nutritional value of food and drinks served, and how public hospitals and aged care facility menus cater to the diverse needs of modern diets Assess the taste and variety of meals currently on offer Look at ways to source food from local Victorian farmers and producers Look to reduce high fat and high salt foods from hospitals, either at the bedside, in hospital-run cafes or vending machines A balanced, nutritious diet is essential for patients to recover from their injury or illness and get back on their feet. Healthy eating can help prevent chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes, many cancers and even mental health conditions. The audit will be led by Parliamentary Secretary for Health Anthony Carbines, who will work closely with health experts and hospitals. After the audit, all public hospitals and aged care facilities will be required to follow the revised nutrition standards and guidelines. Quote attributable to Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos “We’re taking action to make sure patients are being served up a wider variety of yummy nutritious foods that they know and love.” Quote attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan “A healthy, balanced diet is the key to residents staying fit, healthy and happy. That’s why we’ll be serving up the very best, locally sourced food.” Quote attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Health Anthony Carbines “Our hospitals and aged care facilities already do a great job feeding their patients and residents – now we’re working together to lift the bar and provide even better meals than ever before.”

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