Mary Wooldridge MP

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Mary Wooldridge MP is the Shadow Minister for Health

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Liberal Nationals will complete GV Health redevelopment

Monday, November 12, 2018

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will provide more than $21 million to complete the GV Health Masterplan, deliver a Residential Mother and Baby Unit and progress early works and planning of Stage 2 of the hospital redevelopment. Construction of Stage 2 will follow on from the conclusion of the current building works and the entire redevelopment will be completed within 2 terms.

Liberal Nationals to invest $60m in Life. Be in it.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Liberal Nationals Government will invest $60 million over five years in a revitalised Life. Be in it. campaign to promote positive health and wellbeing for all Victorians. Lack of physical exercise, poor nutrition and excessive weight are all significant risk factors for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, kidney and lung disease, cancer and stroke.

For Labor, palliative care is all about politics

Monday, November 05, 2018

Labor's funding for palliative care demonstrates they treat this vital policy area as a political tool and not the life and death policy area it is. This is a reckless, political, short-term commitment to a sector that has been chronically underfunded by Labor.

24 hour medical centre, 7 days a week for Phillip Island

Monday, November 05, 2018

The Liberal Nationals will fund a 24 hour medical centre for Phillip Island. The $1.8 million two-year trial will see the opening hours of the current medical centre extended to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, manned by appropriately qualified medical, nursing and support staff.

Liberal Nationals to cut the cost of hospital parking

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Daniel Andrews has lost control of the cost of living. A Liberal Nationals Government will cut the cost of parking at hospitals saving eligible patients and carers up to $20 a day. The costs of parking at hospitals have also increased, most significantly at Box Hill Hospital where the daily rate has increased from $23 in 2016/17 to $40 presently.

New hope for Victorians with rare diseases

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Liberal Nationals will improve education and awareness of rare diseases so Victorians can receive an earlier diagnosis with quicker and more effective treatment, getting back in control of their health and getting back on the road to recovery faster.

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.

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 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).

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.

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