Catholic Health Australia supports Royal Commission into Aged Care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) supports Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s call for a Royal Commission into aged care so that the future of care for Australia’s elderly can be properly and independently addressed. 

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Reflections as an ethicist and moral theologian on issues/challenges in the health sector in the last 40 years

CHA Panel Presentation
Cormac Nagle OFM, August 2018

The suggested starting date was my sabbatical as a post-doctoral fellow at Catholic University of America. My supervisor was Professor Charles Curran of some notoriety at the time because of his approach to the Encyclical Humanae Vitae on contraception.

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Fr Gerald Arbuckle CHA National Conference 2018 address

Someone once wrote that we should not look back at the past because that would lead to depression. Nor to the future, for that will lead to anxiety! I cannot agree with this gloomy reflection. By reflecting on our Catholic health and aged care ministries in the past, we are inspired to look to the future by the lives of countless people who have served this ministry so faithfully and creatively.

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New Report Exposes A Long Queue For Home Care Packages & Need For Doubling Of Effort

The long queue of 108k older Australians needing home care packages revealed in the latest quarterly report from the Health Department should be taken as a challenge to double-down on wider systemic reform.

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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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