INTERVIEW WITH MERCY HEALTH CHAIR VIRGINIA BOURKE

Words are important, none more so than when they are spoken by a teacher to a child. Ask Virginia Bourke whose ambition as a 15 year-old schoolgirl in a Melbourne classroom was kindled. She had expressed to her English teacher a desire to study law; the reply was a simple but affirmative declaration delivered by someone not used to handing out platitudes. “I can imagine you as a lawyer Virginia”. It was enough. 

Catholic Health Australia and Australian Catholic University host global health leaders on World Day of the Sick

An online forum hosted by Catholic Health Australia and the Australian Catholic University will discuss how solidarity and cooperation are key to dealing with the challenges of COVID-19.

ALLIED HEALTH GETS A BOOST WITH CHA FOCUS

Catholic Health Australia has recognised the pivotal role of allied health professionals in the Catholic sector by setting up a new committee that will drive advocacy and improve health outcomes for patients across the country.

CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES NEW MISSION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR FUTURE AGED CARE LEADERS

Catholic Health Australia is offering a new scholarship to attend the prestigious Ministry Leadership Program at the Australian Catholic University.

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS TO WORK WITH GOVERNMENT ON MEDICAL DEVICE REFORMS (FED)

Catholic Health Australia welcomes the news that the Federal Government is consulting with the wider health industry on how to improve the benefit setting process for medical devices.

MYEFO HOME CARE PACKAGES WELCOME BUT PRESSURE REMAINS ON BUDGET TO ADDRESS WORKFORCE SHORTFALLS

Catholic Health Australia, Australia’s largest non-government grouping of aged care services, today welcomed the federal government’s additional funding for home care packages but says future reform and funding needs to address a looming shortfall of a properly trained and valued workforce to care for older Australians.

LESSONS FROM A PANDEMIC

One of our largest aged care members, VMCH experienced 15 lockdowns during Victoria’s deadly second wave. Twenty four of its staff and nine residents tested positive for COVID-19 across five of its facilities, including one being a home for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WINS AWARD FOR CELEBRATING AND PROMOTING THE VIRTUES OF AGEING AND DIGNITY

Catholic Healthcare’s ‘Win a Wish’ campaign to mark its 25th anniversary has just won the NSW Award in the Not for Profit Marketing category at the 2020 Australian Marketing Institute Awards for Marketing Excellence.

CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA MAKES SUBMISSION TO LAW REFORM COMMISSION ON VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING

Catholic Health Australia has lodged its submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s consultation into voluntary assisted dying legislation.

CHA LODGES SUBMISSION ON PROPOSED VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING LEGISLATION IN QLD

Catholic Health Australia will today lodge its submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s consultation paper into voluntary assisted dying legislation.

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