Assisted Suicide Bill A Distraction From Shamefully Inadequate Palliative Care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and its members are deeply concerned that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s proposed “Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015” serves to distract from the shameful reality of inadequate access to palliative and End of Life care in this country, contributing to a widespread fear of death and dying.

 

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Catholic Health Australia supports My Health Record but confidence is critical

“…it’s time for healthcare to move on from fax machines”

Catholic Health Australia CEO Suzanne Greenwood is urging Australians to rationally consider the transformative benefits of the My Health Record to patient treatment, particularly in complex aged care.

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Partners Apunipima and Catholic Health Australia Recognise NAIDOC Week through Collaborations with Community

The theme of NAIDOC week 2018, ‘Because of her, we can!’, celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played and continue to play at all levels of society. The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is an important priority which should not be overlooked.

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Providing quality Catholic health and aged care services in Australia since the 1850s

In light of recent statements in the media purporting that the private hospital industry in Australia is driven only by profit rather than patient care, Catholic Health Australia feel it timely to emphasise that our not-for-profit public and private hospitals make a substantial contribution to those needing hospital care, aged care and other services.

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Western Australia Inquiry into End of Life Choices

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) welcomed today’s opportunity to present to the Western Australia (WA) committee as part of the WA inquiry into end of life choices.

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Outcomes focused, value based healthcare

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) welcomes the recent release of the Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association’s (AHHA) blueprint of Australia’s healthcare system for a post-2020 National Health Agreement.

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Upsetting the balance of Australia’s dual health system

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) welcomes today’s release by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare of a detailed report on the utilisation of private health insurance in all Australian Hospitals using data from 2006 to 2016.

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Dangerous Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes Victorian Legislative Assembly

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is disappointed the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill has been passed today by the Victorian Legislative Assembly.

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Private health insurance reforms improve value and access

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) congratulates the Health Minister for continuing to pursue important reforms in the private health insurance sector.

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Aged Care Review signals a pathway for further aged care reform

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today stated that the David Tune five year review of aged care reform signals a way forward for further reform toward a single care service system with both residential and home care places allocated direct to consumers based on assessed needs.

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