Additional Funding Announced

We are thrilled to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria has allocated Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) nearly $350,000. This will enable us to provide our nursing and midwifery colleagues, no matter where they are in Victoria, greater access to additional health and wellbeing services to support them through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Minister for Health, Jenny Mikakos, on Friday 6 June 2020 announced the allocation of these additional funds to extend our services and expand our telehealth service response. This will enable us to place greater focus on our on-line service methods and to provide an enhanced response to the anticipated increase in demand. It will also help us extend our existing individual supports through screening, assessment, referrals and treatment, and will allow us to use innovative ways to engage groups and individuals most impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and other significant challenges.

At the announcement Minister Mikakos said: “Our doctors, nurses and midwives provide better care when they’re healthy themselves. We’re putting the wellbeing of frontline health workers first as they continue working around the clock to keep Victoria safe during the pandemic. Whether they’re treating people infected with coronavirus or keeping the rest of our health system running smoothly, the ongoing dedication of our healthcare staff during these challenging times is inspiring.”

Our dedicated team at NMHPV is incredibly proud to have had our work recognised by Minister Mikakos and we are excited for the opportunity to expand our reach and to support many more of our Victorian colleagues at this very challenging time and into the future.

All nurses, midwives and nursing/midwifery students in Victoria can access NMHPV for any issue you need support for. Just call us on 03 9415 7551 between 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or email admin@nmhp.org.au

ANMJ article: NMHPV receives funding boost to provide extra support for nurses and midwives through COVID-19