Health

Deputy CMO and Hospital Leaders to Discuss The New Normal in Australian Health Sector

I am writing on behalf of the Catholic Hospital sector regarding the expected discontinuation of MBS items for telehealth beyond September 2020.

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) commends the Government’s rapid response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures enacted to protect the health and safety of our community, particularly our most vulnerable populations. Of those public health measures, expanding MBS telehealth items has proved a lifeline through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SJOG Births New Model to Reduce Out of Pocket Expenses for New Mums

Out of hospital fees are a concern for all Australians but play heavily on the minds of expectant mothers.

St John of God has recently launched a new service for women who want the peace of mind of having the birth in a private hospital but without being left with a big bill for obstetrician costs. Currently fees can vary from around $2,000 up to around $8,000 which can leave some women facing huge and unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.

Catholic Health Australia submission to the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) appreciates the opportunity to respondto the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHAis Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 15 per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia. Our members provide around 25 per cent of private hospital care, 5 per cent of public hospital care, 12 per cent of aged care facilities, and 20 per cent of home care and support for the elderly. ...

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Letter to Health Minister Greg Hunt concerning PPE shortages

Catholic hospitals account for nearly 20 per cent of all private and public hospitalservices delivered in Australia.

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Letter to Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy concerning impact on health workers of school closures

I am writing on behalf of the Catholic hospital network across Australia, specifically regarding strategies to ensure the availability of hospital staff–both clinical and non-clinical –over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ...

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Submission to the Federal Budget 2020/21

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 15 per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia. CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

Submission to Educating the Nurse of the Future: Independent Review of Nursing Education in Australia

CHA welcomes an independent Review into Nursing Education in Australia, noting that this is the first significant review of education to be conducted in over a decade. CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) Response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health in Australia

CHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input into the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health in Australia. CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

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