Supporting a local breastfeeding support group

Lismore’s branch of the Australian Breastfeeding Association run educational classes for new mothers. They are run by volunteers mothers in small, intimate groups.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan recently announced $3,240 to help the group with training costs.   “This is an important group in our community run by hardworking mothers,” Mr Hogan…

Supporting our Volunteers

Richmond Valley Volunteer Health Transport are a group of volunteers who assist patients travelling between medical appointments.   They are often supporting people who are experiencing mental health issues and are sometimes in crisis.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced $5,000 for the volunteers to undertake mental health first aid training.  …

New storage shed to support important mental health work

The Mental Health Support Group is a registered charity that provides practical support for people with mental health issues. They distribute donated white goods, bedding and furniture for those in need.    Due to increasing demand, they needed to build a new shed to store the donated furniture.    Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he secured funding to make this happen.    “It is so important to support organisations who support…

Cheaper medicine for over 500,000 patients

Cheaper medicine is avaliable for more than 500,000 patients, with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said. “In some cases this will save over $100,000 per patient,” “Medicines to treat lung cancer, lymphoblastic and acute leukaemia, and nausea associated…

Bonalbo MPS now open

Residents in and around Bonalbo now have access to a state of the art health facility, with the official opening of the new Bonalbo Multi-Purpose Service. NSW Member for Lismore, Thomas George and Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, today officially opened the building which provides emergency and acute care and community health services, as…

Headspace for Grafton

 Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the announcement of a Headspace for Grafton along with a range of additional mental health services that are being rolled-out across the Clarence Valley. “This is fantastic news that the Clarence Valley will have its own Headspace,” he said. “Greg Hunt became Health Minister a few weeks…

National Vaccination Program Expanded

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed news seventy-year-old Australians can now get the shingles vaccine for free. He said the shingles vaccine will be free to eligible people, with a catch-up program available for adults aged 71 to 79 years. “This new National Shingles Vaccination Program is an important reminder that vaccinations don’t…