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Labor Will Help Fund Digital Health Research Project at Northern Health

May 10, 2019

Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare Catherine King and Andrew Giles today announced a Shorten Labor Government will provide $650,000 towards a digital health pilot project.  


This election will be a choice between a united Shorten Labor Government which will restore the Liberals’ health cuts and give Australians the medical care they need, or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos. 


The pilot project will help find the best new digital ways for people to get the care they need. People don’t stop needing the care when they leave hospital, and this program will help get people the care they need at home.  


“I am pleased to support Northern Health looking at new ways of making sure our healthcare system delivers the best care for everyone in our community,” Mr Giles said. 


The project findings will be shared across the health system and communities to make sure the benefits are realised widely.  


This election is a choice between Labor’s plan for more health investment or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals. If you want better hospitals and schools, not more cuts – vote Labor.