Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health
Joining a number of American states and over 100 countries around the world, including New Zealand, Victorian women will become the first in Australia to have access to the pill without the ongoing need for a prescription. Making the pill available in pharmacies, after consultation with a pharmacist, will make it easier for a woman to access ongoing supply, improving adherence and ultimately fewer unintended pregnancies.
An elected Liberal Government will give residents of Melbourne's South East the best chance of survival and recovery after suffering a stroke. Stroke affects 1 in 6 people, with 14,000 Victorians suffering a stroke last year and 3,000 not surviving. With up to 1.9 million brain cells dying each minute, the faster the response for stroke victims the greater their chance of a full recovery.
Swan Hill's District Hospital will get the vital $44 million upgrade it needs under a Liberal Nationals government.
These amendments have been in the pipeline for years. If Daniel Andrews was serious about improving care for patients through ratio changes he should have brought the Bill into Parliament earlier.
A Liberal Nationals Government will develop a comprehensive state-wide health workforce strategy in order to ensure we have the skilled health professionals needed to deliver high quality health care for all Victorians, now and in the future. Our $1 million plan will include...
A Liberal Nationals Government will significantly expand access for public patients to cutting-edge robotic surgery with the purchase of 4 new Robots, which will help save lives and speed up recovery times.
The lowest rate of any state in Australia, yet 69% of Australians are willing to become organ donors. That's why a Liberal Nationals Government will implement two key policies to increase organ donation rates and help change the lives of more Victorians.
We will deliver a massive $175 million expansion of home and community care and support for Victorians with chronic disease and other conditions who can safely be treated outside hospital in the comfort of their own home and in their community.
As a result of the previous Liberal Nationals government the new Bendigo hospital has an Integrated Comprehensive Cancer Centre with 22 treatment chairs, a CT scanner and cutting edge linear accelerator, a 5-bed mother and baby unit, two more operating theatres and 64 additional beds.
Victoria's public dental system is plagued with excessive wait times and a failure to keep up with demand. Victorians are waiting in pain, and dental conditions are one of the top causes of avoidable hospital admissions.