On 1 January 2015, the Victorian Government established the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to integrate health and human services policies, programs and services to improve the wellbeing of all Victorians. The new DHHS brings together the former Department of Health, former Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria. provides information about planning, policy development, funding and regulation of health services and activities that promote and protect Victoria’s health. This includes delivery of mental health and aged care services in Victoria.

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Victorians support Cyclone Pam response

Australian Medical Assistance Team deployed to assist Vanuatu in its response following Tropical Cyclone Pam.

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New smoking bans to start at hospitals and schools

From Monday 13 April, smoking will be banned on the grounds of, and within four metres of hospital and school entrances.


CarePoint trial integrates services for Victorians

The CarePoint trial intervention is underway in Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne.

New park on old Royal Children's Hospital site

New park on old Royal Children's Hospital site

A new park on the old Royal Children's Hospital site has been officially opened, creating a gateway to Royal Park.