Health

Pre-Budget 2017-18 Submission (Health & Aged Care)

Although Australians generally enjoy good health by comparison with most other countries, there are many groups that are still missing out. They include people whose circumstances and background make it more likely that they will disproportionately suffer from ill health than those in society at large, as well as those who find it hard to access necessary health services. 

CHA's Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18 provides a number of policy recommendations to government to improve Australia’s vast and complex health and aged care system.   

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Response to IHPA Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-2018

Catholic Health Australia's submission to the Independant Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) in response to its Consultation Paper on the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2017-2018. 

Please follow this link to read the submission. 

Response to the VET Student Loans Bill 2016, the VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2016, and the VET Student Loans (Charges) Bill 2016

Catholic Health Australia's response to the new VET Student Loan proposals and the impact such changes will have on Catholic Health, Aged and Community Care services in Australia. CHA aims to ensure sustainable, high quality healthcare in Australia - something that commences with effective, high quality entry level healthcare education programs.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Submission to the Human Services Inquiry – Identifying Sectors for Reform – Response to Preliminary Findings Report

Catholic Health Australia's response to the Preliminary Findings Report of the Productivity Commission’s Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice in Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Reform.

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Submission to the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation

Catholic Health Australia's submission to the Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Review.

The submission outlines recommendations for changes to current regulation and remuneration arrangements to allow hospital pharmacies to deliver care that is appropriate to and consistent with the clinical complexity of consumers that are treated in a hospital setting.

Please follow this link to read the submission. 

Submission to Senate Standing Committees on Economics, re: Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016

Catholic Health Australia's submission to the Senate Standing Commitees on Ecnomics in response to the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 makes recommendations with respect to Schdule 7 - Abolishing the Naitonal Health Performance Authority, Schedule 8 - Aged Care and Schedule 20 - Psychiatric Confinement.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Submission to the Human Services Inquiry - Identifying Sectors for Reform

Submission to the Human Services Inquiry - Identifying Sectors for Reform

Catholic Health Australia's submission to the Productivity Commission's public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services. Catholic Health Australia is strongly of the view that both hospitals and aged care are services where greater competition and consumer choice and control has the potential to significantly benefit consumers and taxpayers. This submission separately addresses issues relating to both hospital and aged care services.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

Research Priorities for the MRFF: Australian Medical Research and Innovation Two Year Priorities

Research Priorities for the MRFF
Australian Medical Research and Innovation Two Year Priorities

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has identified evidence-based holistic models of care for end-of-life and chronic disease, including mental health, as major gaps in Australia’s health system. To deliver this, structural reform through embedding research into health service delivery must be supported. Although a key recommendation of the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research (the McKeon review), this has largely not happened. Health service research underpins our ability to identify unwarranted variation in the quality, efficacy and efficiency of healthcare delivery as well as to ensure that scarce resources are optimally allocated. A self-learning/improving healthcare system can only be delivered through investment in people dedicated to this task using key infrastructure including clinical registries and clinical trial capabilities.

Please follow this link to read the submission.

 
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