Nursing Symposium 2014

Catholic Health Australia Nursing Symposium- Call for Abstracts

Proudly sponsored by HESTA.



Registrations are now open for the CHA Nursing Symposium to be held:

November 24th, 2014

Encore, St Kilda Beach, Melbourne

Returning for a second year, Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms, CEO Australian College of Nursing, will facilitate the day, with the program commencing with a morning of plenary sessions across the themes of leadership and person centred care.

CHA members will then showcase, concurrently, across three different areas relating to person centred care.

A call for abstracts is currently being made for the following areas:

  1. The Nurse Unit Manager role in the patient journey- care and experience.
  2. Engagement with consumers
  3. Consumer sovereignty

CHA members are asked to please forward up to a 250 word abstract, as well as details of presenters to lizc[at]cha[dot]org[dot]au. This call for abstracts closes 30th September, 2014.

Current registration brochure for Symposium can be downloaded here.

Full program to come at the beginning of October, after consideration by the CHA DONM Committee of the submitted abstracts.

2015 Contemporary Catholic Governance

30-31 March 2015 Crown Plaza Coogee Beach

Catholic Health Australia hosts its biennial conference for those entrusted with governance of church ministries. For further details please contact Susan Sullivan

Proudly sponsored by Catholic Super

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CHA National Conference

24-26 August 2015 Canberra

Planning has commenced for 2015 National Conference to be held from 24-26 August at the QT Hotel Canberra. I am delighted to invite your organisation to participate as a sponsor or exhibitor at the conference. The CHA conference is the premier event on Australia's health and aged care calendar. It has become the forum for a significant gathering of health care professionals. Once again we anticipate 400+ delegates including key executives, medical and nursing staff, mission directors, board members and other people committed to the delivery of the health and aged care ministry.

Sponsoring or exhibiting at the Catholic Health Australia national conference provides a unique opportunity for organisations to come face to face with delegates within the Catholic sector. The CHA conference will represent an excellent opportunity to promote and highlight your company's products and/or activities and build positive brand awareness, enhance community relations and demonstrate your organisation's support of the Catholic health and aged care sector, which cares for one in every 10 Australians in hospitals and aged care.

Click here to download the CHA Conference Exhibition Floor Plan

Click Here to download the CHA Application to Exhibit Form

If you are interested in recieving the CHA Sponsorship Prospectus or being an exbibitor for the 2015 national conference please contact Angela Lowe 

Catholic Health Australia would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the 2014 National Conference:

Catholic Super   CCI rgb smHPS Logo website CMYK          HESTA ISF RGB 2012 LARGE

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Annual Awards 2014

The 2014 Awards were presented at a formal dinner on Tuesday, August 26, during CHA's National Conference at Victoria Park, Brisbane. The awards were announced by CHA Board Chair, Rowena McNally and presented by Peter Bugden, the chair of the awards sponsor, Catholic Super.


Bishop Michael Putney (Awarded posthumously)


Elizabeth Oliver, Catholic Homes


Sue Heffernan, St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne


"Safe Place to call Home" program run by Charles O'Neill Hostel, Catholic Healthcare


Erhma Origins Program, based in Dandenong and lead by Erhma and St John of God Pinelodge


Kate Hewitt, Mercy Health Melbourne

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