LABOR GOVERNMENT GRANT HELPS NORTHERN HEALTH DELIVER BETTER CARE

Northern Health will receive an Andrews Labor Government grant to help allied health workers build their skills and deliver better and timely care to people in the city of Whittlesea.

It was announced that Northern Health was among 17 Victorian health services to share in $2.3 million from the latest funding round of the Advanced Practice in Allied Health Workforce grants program.

Through the grants program, allied health workers at health services across Victoria will receive the training they need to build their skills and ability to deliver even more services and ensure patients receive the right care, at the right time.

In 2016, the program is funding projects responding to the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children.

Other projects will focus on preventative care in community health services, as well as enhancing podiatry, psychology, physiotherapy, dietetics, speech therapy and palliative care services.

Northern Health will receive $192,626 to Public Health Service.