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Healthcare System To Work As One During Pandemic

The Victorian Government has struck a deal with the state’s major private hospital operators to ensure they can continue to care for Victorians during the coronavirus pandemic.

Giving Victorians Easier Access To Life-Saving Vaccines

While the state fights to slow the spread of coronavirus, Victorians need to protect themselves against other preventable illnesses that can place a burden on our health system heading into the winter months.

Call For Skilled Health Professionals To Join Frontline

Healthcare specialists, including retired doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and allied health professionals, are being called on to return to work as part of the Victorian Government’s coronavirus response.

Elective Surgery Wound Back To Prepare For Coronavirus

Victoria’s public hospitals have today been directed to begin winding back all non-urgent surgery, where it is safe to do so, as preparations escalate for the health system to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Statement From The Premier

Last night, National Cabinet took another big step. I want to tell you why and let you know what we need you to do right now.

Extra Funding Boost For Health System COVID-19 Response

Victoria’s health system is getting a massive $437 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of the $100 million elective surgery blitz announced on Sunday.

State Of Emergency Declared In Victoria Over COVID-19

A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria to combat COVID-19 and help to provide the Chief Health Officer with the powers he needs to enforce 14-day isolation requirements for all travellers entering Australia and cancel mass gatherings of more than 500 people, as agreed by National Cabinet yesterday.

COVID-19 Capacity Boost As Elective Surgery Blitz Starts

New hospital beds will be opened to manage COVID-19 patients, and more than 7,000 Victorians will be fast-tracked for elective surgery in the next few weeks, in the next step of Victoria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


I rise to advise the house of the Andrews Labor government’s continued efforts in responding to COVID-19.

New Wage Deal For Victoria’s World-Class Paramedics

The Andrews Labor Government has reached an in-principle agreement with the Victorian Ambulance Union and United Workers Union to deliver a fair wage deal for our hardworking, dedicated and skilled paramedics.