Queensland Teenagers To Have Free Access For Meningococcal Vaccination

Queensland Teenagers To Have Free Access For Meningococcal Vaccination

19 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick Queensland Invests In Meningococcal Response Victor P Taffa More than 300,000 eligible 15-19 year old Queensland teenagers will have access to a free, four strain meningococcal vaccination from Term 2 of the current school year. Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick today announced the Palaszczuk […]

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Lyell McEwin Hospital’s Emergency Department Stretched To The Limit

Lyell McEwin Hospital’s Emergency Department Stretched To The Limit

16 February 2017

South Australia Shadow Minister for Health Stephen Wade Lyell McEwin’s Dangerous Overload Victor P Taffa State Opposition have released data showing the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) is being swamped by increased patient demand caused by the Weatherill Government’s controversial Transforming Health budget cuts. For more than a week, the Lyell McEwin Hospital’s Emergency Department has […]

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Shepparton Hospital To Be Revamped

Shepparton Hospital To Be Revamped

13 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Health Jill Hennessy Search Starts For Builder To Revamp Shepparton Hospital Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has kicked off a search for a major construction firm to build the $168.5 Million redevelopment of Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton. “We’re getting on with building a modern, first class hospital for the Shepparton community.” […]

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Minister Warns Of Salmonella Outbreaks

Minister Warns Of Salmonella Outbreaks

05 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Health Cameron Dick Stop Playing Russian Roulette With Raw Egg Victor P Taffa Salmonella outbreaks in 5 locations across the state have prompted a warning to Queenslanders to stop playing Russian roulette with uncooked eggs and meat. Health Minister Cameron Dick said more than 70 people were infected by the five outbreaks […]

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Report Shows Cancer Rates Falling

Report Shows Cancer Rates Falling

03 February 2017

Australian Institute Of Health And Welfare As More Cancer Cases Diagnosed Overall Rates Fall And Survival Rates Improve Victor P Taffa Latest cancer report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that while cancer is a major cause of ill health in Australia, and more cases are being diagnosed, death rates have […]

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Next Stage Of Roma Hospital Development Gets Underway In January 2017

Next Stage Of Roma Hospital Development Gets Underway In January 2017

22 January 2017

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Next Stage Of $70 Million Roma Hospital Development Victor P Taffa Next stage of the $70 Million Roma Hospital development will get underway this month with the demolition of the Pathology Building, the old nurses’ quarters and the hospital swimming pool to clear the area for new construction. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk […]

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Port Augusta Gets A Paging Service For Fly Ash Pollution Instead Of Real Help

Port Augusta Gets A Paging Service For Fly Ash Pollution Instead Of Real Help

11 January 2017

South Australia Shadow Minister for Health Stephen Wade That’s Not A Hotline Victor P Taffa State Government’s so-called health hotline for residents of Port Augusta engulfed by fly ash pollution is a sham according to the State Opposition. “Callers to the hotline (08 8226 7100) yesterday got a paging service with an invitation to leave […]

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Child Health Services To Be Transferred Back Into THS

Child Health Services To Be Transferred Back Into THS

07 January 2017

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Improved Access To Child Health Services Victor P Taffa Improved access to child health services and better staffing will result from the move of the Child Health and Parenting Service (CHaPS) from DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) back into the Tasmanian Health Service (THS), Minister for Health […]

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Free After Hours Phone GP Service Trial Until End March 2017

Free After Hours Phone GP Service Trial Until End March 2017

02 January 2017

Western Australia Minister for Health John Day Western Australia Acting Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls Free After Hours Phone GP Service This Summer Victor P Taffa 1800-CALL-A-DOC for out-of-hours GP advice via voice or video calls Available in the Mid-West, South-West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Goldfields A free after hours GP advice service is […]

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Melanoma Rates Declines As People Listen To SunSmart Campaign

Melanoma Rates Declines As People Listen To SunSmart Campaign

28 December 2016

Western Australia Minister for Health John Day SunSmart Campaign Saves Lives, Health Costs Victor P Taffa $288,500 Healthway grant for Surfing WA skin cancer prevention program New data links SunSmart campaign to big drop in youth melanoma rates, while seniors’ skin cancer rates continue to rise Liberal National Government investment aims to reduce suffering and […]

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Construction Tenders For Northam Health Service Announced By Minister

Construction Tenders For Northam Health Service Announced By Minister

24 December 2016

Western Australia Minister for Health John Day Acting Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls Building Starts On Northam Health Service Victor P Taffa Construction begins in January, project supports up to 290 jobs Design includes expanded emergency department Construction tender for the $42 Million redevelopment of the Northam Health Service has been awarded […]

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Construction Tenders For Narrogin Health Service Announced By Minister

Construction Tenders For Narrogin Health Service Announced By Minister

24 December 2016

Western Australia Minister for Health John Day Acting Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls Building Starts On Narrogin Health Service Victor P Taffa Cockram Construction awarded tender for Narrogin Health Service refurbishment Upgrade includes new inpatient unit, birthing suites and dental and chemotherapy services $50 Million project to support up to 500 jobs […]

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Toowoomba Hospital To Receive An MRI Service In 2017

Toowoomba Hospital To Receive An MRI Service In 2017

20 December 2016

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick Toowoomba Hospital Expanded CT Service In Full Swing MRI Coming Next Victor P Taffa Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said a $9.55 Million project to install a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) service in 2017 would deliver enormous benefits to patients of Toowoomba […]

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New Town To Deliver Peacock Centre Services Following Fire

New Town To Deliver Peacock Centre Services Following Fire

13 December 2016

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Peacock Centre Services Now Delivered In New Town Victor P Taffa Minister for Health Michael Ferguson after visiting what remains of the fire damaged Peacock Centre this morning, can confirm that mental health outpatient services previously provided at the facility will now be delivered at the Clive Hamilton Building […]

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Gunner Govt Accepts All 14 Recommendations From Remote Area Nurses Report

Gunner Govt Accepts All 14 Recommendations From Remote Area Nurses Report

11 December 2016

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Improving Safety For Remote Area Nurses Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government will mandate a ‘Second Responder Policy’ as part of its response to a report on remote area nurse safety. Minister for Health, Natasha Fyles, has released the Remote Area Nurse Safety: On-Call After Hours Security report, […]

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Glenorchy Health Centre Expected To Be Open By December 2017

Glenorchy Health Centre Expected To Be Open By December 2017

23 November 2016

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Glenorchy Health Centre On Track Victor P Taffa Construction work on the $21 Million Glenorchy Health Centre is on track with the project due to be completed in December 2017, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said. Latest works to be completed include the installation of a TasNetworks cable and […]

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Monique Tippett Commissioned To Create Artworks For Merredin Health Service

Monique Tippett Commissioned To Create Artworks For Merredin Health Service

22 November 2016

Western Australia Minister for Health and Culture and the Arts John Day Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman Merredin Art A Catalyst For Quiet Contemplation Victor P Taffa Suite of Percent for Art pieces commissioned for Merredin Health Service Dwellingup’s Monique Tippett selected as successful artist Health service redevelopment made possible by Royalties […]

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Queensland To Be Home For Biofabrication Institute

Queensland To Be Home For Biofabrication Institute

21 November 2016

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick Queensland To Revolutionise Modern Medicine With New Biofabrication Institute Victor P Taffa Brisbane will soon be home to an Australia-first research institute manufacturing human organs, bones and tissue using advanced technology including 3D printing and robotics. Metro North Hospital and Health Service and QUT (Queensland University […]

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Answer In Stopping Suicide Is For People To Talk

Answer In Stopping Suicide Is For People To Talk

15 November 2016

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Men’s Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It Victor P Taffa Around 1.5 Million Australian men aged 18 years and over (17 %) had a self-reported mental or behavioural condition in 2014-15, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Dr. Paul Jelfs, ABS General Manager of Population and Social Statistics, said […]

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Progress Being Made On RHH Redevelopment

Progress Being Made On RHH Redevelopment

15 November 2016

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson Major Progress Made On RHH Redevelopment Victor P Taffa Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said that major progress is being made on the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Redevelopment project which will deliver Tasmanians the state-of-the-art hospital they deserve. “The new two storey J-Block (formerly referred to as the temporary in-patient […]

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