The Victorian Government is getting on with the massive $562 million expansion of the Frankston Hospital – to provide world-class healthcare for local families and create hundreds of jobs in Melbourne’s south-east.
The Victorian Government is working to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem under the state’s bold new cancer plan. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos tabled the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024 in parliament today – the latest four-year state-wide plan to drive down the harm caused by all cancers.
Important elective surgeries will resume across Victoria’s regional public and private hospitals as soon as tomorrow and in metropolitan Melbourne from the end of September.
The Sunraysia community wakes up this morning with their own public hospital overseen by a local board of directors - the final step by the Andrews Labor Government to return Mildura Base Hospital to public hands.
The Victorian Government will implement vital new measures to keep driving down cases and keep them low, as well as extend existing changes to support Victorians and continue delivering the services they rely on.
Thanks to the enormous efforts of Victorians in following the rules and driving down case numbers, we will take the first of our cautious and careful steps towards a COVID Normal tonight.
As we take our first safe, steady and sustainable steps towards COVID Normal, it’s more important than ever that Victorians are taking the right actions to keep themselves, their friends and families safe.
Victorians are being urged to stop putting off hospital visits and important health checks during the coronavirus pandemic.
Victoria’s wastewater can hold clues to the presence of coronavirus in communities where there are no known cases, and our sewage surveillance program is just one of the defences we’ll be relying on, as we take our next steps towards COVID Normal.
New Suburban Response Units will be set up to give rapid local insights and leverage community connections to help keep localised outbreaks contained, as Victoria takes the first steps to COVID Normal.
Just over one year since its implementation, our voluntary assisted dying laws are giving Victorians suffering with a terminal illness greater choice over the timing and manner of their death.
A big program of work is already underway to drive down coronavirus infections in our healthcare workers as new research released today confirms that most cases are acquiring the virus at work.
Legislation changes will be introduced into the Victorian Parliament to ensure the public health directions protecting Victorians from coronavirus can continue to be enforced.
Regional Victorians experiencing coronavirus symptoms are encouraged to get tested this week - to ensure we find as many coronavirus cases as possible and protect regional communities.
The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for four weeks to continue measures we know are working to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
Victorians are being reminded that coronavirus does not discriminate – and that even those who recover from the virus are left with long-term consequences, both physical and psychological.
The latest hospital and ambulance performance data shows Victoria’s health services have continued to provide high quality healthcare for those who need it most, despite being in the middle of a once-in-a-century pandemic.
Every positive coronavirus case can expect a knock on the door from the public health team working alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF), as Victorians continue work together to fight coronavirus.