Posts tagged "Health"

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy turns the sod on a new $21 million Melton Health and Community Services facility

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today turned the first sod on construction works for the $21 million Melton Health and Community Services facility on Barries Road, Melton. Image above: Dr Stefan Gruenert, Chief Executive, Odyssey House Victoria and Jill Hennessy, Minister for Health pictured on Friday 10 February at the official sod turning of the new […]

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Record ambulance investment to put Melton and Bacchus Marsh patients first

The Andrews Labor Government will build a new ambulance station in Melton and boost ambulances resources in Bacchus Marsh, giving paramedics the facilities and support they need to quickly respond to local emergencies. The new ambulance station in Melton will receive a new 24-hour team with 14 full-time equivalent paramedics and a new ambulance vehicle. […]

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Melton & Moorabool schools to get Doctor Services

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella has welcomed Melton & Moorabool secondary students being given regular access to a doctor and healthcare. The Andrews Labor Government today announced the 100 schools taking part in the Doctors in Schools Program, with Melton Secondary College, Kurunjang Secondary College and Bacchus Marsh College among the schools selected to […]

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Better Health Channel launches new services and support section

The Better Health Channel has recently launched a services and support section, to help Victorians navigate their healthcare system. This section provides a convenient one-stop-shop of videos, tools and articles to help people find the best health services to meet their needs. There are 12 healthcare themes to cater for different health stages – from […]

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Melton & Moorabool young people access health care

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA was delighted with funding for the Doctors in Secondary Schools program from the government’s announced Budget today. Doctors will regularly visit 100 Victorian government secondary schools as part of a $43.7 million program to help ensure young people get the healthcare they need. Minister for Education James Merlino […]

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Breakfast Clubs Launch at Melton

Don Nardella MLA has welcomed funding for three local schools whose students will enjoy a healthy start to the day thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s new breakfast club program. Victorian Government breakfast clubs officially launch at 78 more primary schools across Victoria today, including three local Melton schools – Kurunjang, Coburn, and Melton Primary […]

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Community to have say on hospital helicopter flight paths

The Andrews Labor Government is engaging with communities as it moves to protect the flight paths at hospitals for helicopters transporting ill and injured Victorians for treatment. The Government is applying for changes to planning schemes to protect the emergency helicopter flight paths. Seventeen public hospitals across Victoria, including Bacchus Marsh now have planning protection […]

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Recognising The True Value Of Paramedics

The Andrews Labor Government has recognised significant changes to paramedic work requirements over the past ten years. Upon coming to office, we resolved the paramedic pay dispute and referred paramedic pay rates to the Fair Work Commission, delivering on a key election commitment to end the war on paramedics. In line with the Fair Work […]

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Victorian Labor Government giving clubs a chance to save lives

Melton MP, Don Nardella said Sports Clubs can now apply for a life-saving defibrillator, so that players, spectators and parents can step in during an emergency until paramedics arrive. Mr Nardella said: Clubs are advised that a new round of applications is open for them to secure one of the life-saving devices. The Andrews Labor […]

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New App Helps Carers To Design A Dementia-Friendly Home

An innovative new app has been developed by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to help families and carers create a home that is more suitable for loved ones with dementia, helping them to lead fuller and more independent lives. Minister for Housing, Ageing and Disability Martin Foley today officially launched the new Dementia Friendly Home App at […]

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More beds and faster care for Melton, Moorabool and west patients

The Andrews Labor Government has fulfilled its commitment to open 101 new beds and points of care through the $200 million Beds Rescue Fund, less than one year after they were promised. Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA said the $200 million Fund had delivered extra Hospital beds to Djerriwarrh Health (4), Western Health (4) […]

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Andrews Labor government getting on with the job of making Victoria safer

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of equipping Sports Clubs with life-saving defibrillators. The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA announced the Bacchus Marsh Basketball Association was one of 100 clubs across the state receiving the life-saving device. Minister for Sport, John Eren said: We promised 1000 life-saving defibrillators at grassroots […]

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Melton & Moorabool sport and recreation clubs invited to apply for VicHealth Grants

Sports and active recreation clubs throughout Melton and Moorabool are encouraged to apply for funding as part of the second round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program, announced on 1 February. Melton MP, Mr Don Nardella is encouraging local sports clubs to apply for grants which aim to get more people involved in physical […]

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Victorian Labor government delivers medical equipment boost for Western Health, while Liberals cut funding

Patients and hospitals in Melton and Moorabool and across Victoria will benefit from the latest cutting edge, lifesaving medical technology thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA today announced that Western Health was one of 20 Victorian hospitals to share in the $35 million Medical Equipment Replacement program. The program […]

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Nardella supports ice education program in Melton & Bacchus Marsh

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has said Victorian families affected by ice can now access a new, specialised education program as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $45.5 million Ice Action Plan. Mr Nardella said: I welcome the government’s commitment in its attempts to educate the community on the devastating effect of our […]

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Planning progresses for new Melton health hub

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed planning advances for the new Melton Ambulatory Care Centre to be built in Barries Road, with construction due to commence in 2016. Mr Nardella said: Once completed, the Melton Ambulatory Care Centre will provide adult community mental health and youth mental health services, a range of […]

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Labor Government giving local clubs a chance to save lives

Melton & Moorabool sports clubs can now apply for a life-saving defibrillator, so that players, spectators and parents can step in during an emergency until paramedics arrive. Don Nardella MP today advised clubs applications are open for them to secure one of the life-saving devices. The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out 1000 defibrillators to […]

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Nurse & Midwife – Patient ratios enshrined in law

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s decision to introduce landmark legislation to guarantee minimum numbers of nurses and midwives to care for Victorian patients. Mr Nardella said: The Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Bill 2015 will ensure quality care and better outcomes for […]

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Nardella welcomes funding boost for Djerriwarrh Health Services

The Andrews Labor Government is providing hospitals with extra funding to ensure Victorians can get the care they need when they need it. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2015-16 budget allocations for Victorian hospitals, including $45.5 million for Djerriwarrh Health Services. This is $2.3 million more than Djerriwarrh Health Services was provided […]

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Melton & Moorabool families will suffer from Abbott’s health cuts

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, is deeply concerned over Djerriwarrh Health Services funding cuts of $66.147 million dollars over the next ten years as a result of the Abbott Government’s draconian cuts to health. Mr Nardella said: The Abbott Government has walked away from key components of the National Health Reform Agreement, cutting […]

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Free whooping cough vaccine for parents

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed news that expectant parents and parents of newborns in Melton & Moorabool will be able to receive the whooping cough vaccine for free from 1 June 2015. Announced during World Immunisation Week, the Parents’ Whooping Cough Vaccination Program will be available to all pregnant women from […]

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Ice action plan to save lives in Melton and Moorabool

The Andrews Labor Government will embark on a landmark, $45.5 million effort to reduce the supply, demand and harm of a drug that’s ruining lives in Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews today released Victoria’s Ice Action Plan. Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, said: While ice use is a complex problem, the Ice Action Plan deals […]

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Nardella joins growing organ donor list

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA is asking residents to consider becoming organ donors. I decided to become a donor to ensure others could survive should the worst occur.  There is no doubt that thousands are alive today because of the decision of selfless individuals and or their families made at a time of […]

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Underfunded hospitals and ambulance crisis puts local lives at risk

Every day, more ambulances are “ramped” outside our hospitals, because there aren’t enough hospital beds to shift patients into. The Napthine government has only added 43 beds to the system, despite promising 800. This means, with fewer ambulances out on the road, it takes longer than ever for ambulances to reach patients in an emergency, […]

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Melton & Moorabool Sporting Clubs to get boost from Labor defibs

The Member for Melton, Mr Don Nardella MLA has welcomed an Andrews Labor Government commitment to provide 1000 defibrillators to Victorian sporting clubs and facilities to improve survival rates for people who enter cardiac arrest. Sporting clubs in Melton & Moorabool will be able to apply for a government funded defibrillator thanks to this life […]

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