Archives for April, 2020
Up to 100,000 Victorians will be tested for coronavirus over the next two weeks as part of a major testing blitz across the State, to better understand how the virus is spreading in the community and set us up for the potential easing of restrictions.
A massive warehouse in Melbourne’s south-east is stocked with vital medical supplies ready to be distributed to Victorian health care workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
Victoria’s public and private hospitals will begin doing more elective surgeries from next week, where it is safe to do so, following a slowdown of new coronavirus cases.
New state-based modelling shows staying at home and other physical distancing requirements are working to slow the spread of coronavirus, saving thousands of Victorian lives.
New hospital beds are opening across Victoria as the state’s health system gears up to manage increased presentations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure all patients get the care they need.
The Victorian Government will fast-track the recruitment of 120 extra paramedics to boost the frontline of Victoria’s coronavirus response and help ensure all Victorians get the health support they need when they need it.
The State of Emergency in Victoria is being extended for another four weeks to give the Victorian Government the powers it needs to keep slowing the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
Hospital workers and paramedics on the front line of Victoria’s coronavirus response will get access to free accommodation if they need to self-isolate.
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.
Victoria’s health system will receive a massive $1.3 billion injection to quickly establish an extra 4,000 ICU beds as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic and protect Victorian lives.