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Department of Health and Human Services

We aspire for all Victorians to be healthy, safe and able to lead a life they value.  We deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.

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24/7 Supercare pharmacies with free nursing service - closer to home

Eight new Supercare pharmacies have opened around Victoria, offering care and advice 24/7.

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Research boost set to deliver innovative, safer cancer care

More people are surviving cancer than ever before with the five-year survival rate for Victorians diagnosed with cancer, having increased from 48 per cent in 1986 to 68 per cent in 2016, thanks to investments in cancer prevention, treatment and research.

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Review of Assisted Reproductive Treatment

In April 2018, a review of the Victorian regulatory framework for assisted reproductive treatment commenced.

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New Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board appointed

The new Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board will start work this month to prepare for the introduction of the country’s first voluntary assisted dying laws.

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Have your say on the DHHS Disability Action Plan

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking feedback on its draft Disability Action Plan for 2018 to 2020.

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Last updated on 15/03/2018