Mary Wooldridge MP

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Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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Liberal Nationals to achieve 95-95-95 UNAIDS target 5 years early

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Liberal Nationals Government will commit to the 2030 95-95-95 UNAIDS target by 2025, while investing $3.6m in rapid HIV testing. Hitting the 2030 UNAIDS target 5 years early will improve treatment and the quality of life for people with HIV, help reduce stigma and contribute to the international goal to eliminate the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

Liberal Nationals boost support for regional patients

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Liberal Nationals Government will ease the cost of accessing specialist healthcare for tens of thousands of people living in rural and regional Victoria with significant increases in the reimbursement rates for the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS).

Pioneering cure for kids with allergies

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Liberal Nationals Government will invest $1.5 million to fund a world first Oral Immunotherapy Allergy Trials Program at Melbourne University if elected in November. Victoria has one of the highest rates of food allergies in the world, with 50,000 children suffering from a food allergy and at risk of anaphylaxis.

Liberal Nationals promise over-counter pill

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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.

South East Stroke Ambulance to save lives

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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.

Liberal Nationals will fund Swan Hill hospital upgrade

Monday, October 08, 2018

Swan Hill's District Hospital will get the vital $44 million upgrade it needs under a Liberal Nationals government.

Midwives and nurses not a priority for Daniel Andrews

Friday, September 21, 2018

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.

Victoria's Health Workforce needs a plan

Sunday, September 09, 2018

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...

Four surgical robots for our public hospitals

Sunday, September 02, 2018

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.

Only 20% of Victorians are registered organ donors...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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.

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