Dedicated Women’s Health Clinic at the Northern Hospital

- Posted by Author: Korey Crawford in Category: News | 1 min read
The Victorian Government Budget 2023-24 includes a new women’s health clinic at the Northern Hospital. People in Thomastown will be able to get advice and treatment from this dedicated, one-stop shop for women’s wellness.

The Victorian Budget 2023/24 invests more than $153 million to completely change the way women’s health issues are treated in our state.

We’ll establish 20 new comprehensive women’s health clinics to provide free comprehensive care and support Victorians experiencing conditions like endometriosis, pelvic pain, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and those managing the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

The clinics will give women access to specialists including gynaecologists and urologists, alongside specialist nursing and allied health support in one spot – making it easier and faster to access the world-class care women deserve.
With five clinics to be established every year over the next four years across Victoria – including one at the Royal Women’s Hospital, as part of the first five – we’ll remove the barriers women face accessing the care they need, by giving them specialist services, close to home and at no cost.

We’ll also work with Aboriginal-health organisations to deliver a dedicated Aboriginal-led women’s health clinic. And because we believe women should be able to get the care they need, no matter where they live – we’ll deliver a mobile Women’s Health Clinic to visit remote parts of the state.

We’ll expand our network of sexual and reproductive health hubs – establishing another nine by 2025, bringing our total number of sites to 20 – to offer information and advice on contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health.
To make sure we have the highly skilled doctors, nurses and allied health professionals trained in providing the best care to women and girls, we’ll provide scholarships for 100 extra specialists.

We’ll launch an inquiry into women’s pain management this year, to examine systemic issues and find solutions, chaired by a panel of experts who will hear directly from women from a range of backgrounds and their experience accessing treatment.

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