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.
Healthcare System To Work As One During Pandemic
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.
All non-urgent public dental procedures across Victoria will be placed on hold for the next three months to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect patients and staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned under changes made to the State of Emergency by the Victorian Government.
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.
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.
The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments are working together to establish a new National Drug Discovery Centre.
The State Control Centre (SCC) has been activated to oversee and coordinate Victoria’s response to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), as another Victorian tests positive for the virus.
Our state’s health system is preparing itself for an emerging COVID-19 pandemic with a new plan to manage more cases and the growing risk of an outbreak in Victoria.
I rise to update the house on the Andrews Labor government’s implementation of the nurse- and midwife-to-patient ratios.
I rise to advise the house of the Andrews Labor government’s continued efforts in responding to COVID-19.
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.
The Victorian Government is taking action to prepare Victoria’s health system for the continued spread of COVID-19.