Catholic Health Australia, Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services, welcomes the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Catholic Health Australia has announced the appointment of Pat Garcia as its new Chief Executive Officer. Catholic Health Australia Chair, the Hon. John Watkins said Pat Garcia’s blend of skills and experience was the right fit for the organisation.
“I am delighted to welcome Pat Garcia as the new CEO of Catholic Health Australia,” Mr Watkins said.
After almost five years of service, Catholic Health Australia’s Chief Executive, Suzanne Greenwood, will depart the organisation in August 2019.
CHA Board Chairperson, Paul Robertson AO, said whilst sorry to see Ms Greenwood depart, he was grateful for her leadership contribution and wished her every success in her future career.
Mr Robertson said, “Suzanne is a fierce advocate for expanding access to health care for all people and has led CHA expertly, and always with the best interests in mind of those who are cared for in Catholic hospitals and aged care services."
On the 19th of June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017‘ comes into effect in Victoria. Since the Act’s passing in 2017, Catholic health and aged care services in Victoria have been working together to ensure that we have a clear and consistent response to the Act. Our services are committed to excellent end of life care and have been serving the Australian community in end of life care for nearly 130 years. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.
Catholic Health Australia congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and all members of his Coalition Government on their Federal Election victory. Chief Executive Suzanne Greenwood said that Catholic Health Australia looks forward to continuing to work with the Government for improved health outcomes for all Australians. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.
Catholic Health Australia is supporting a diverse coalition of aged care providers, unions, health professionals and consumer groups who are calling on candidates in the May 18 Federal election to commit to “getting aged care right for everyone”.
CHA CEO Suzanne Greenwood said all Australians deserved to age well and with dignity, whether they chose to be at home or in residential aged care. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.
The Federal Budget was announced on 2 April 2019. CHA has provided a member briefing of the key issues in the 2019 Budget and in the Opposition’s Budget Response.
On Tuesday March 12 Catholic Health Australia (CHA) celebrated the launch of the CHA report ‘Palliative Care in the Catholic Sector’ highlighting the extensive and excellent work Catholic Health providers are undertaking in the Palliative Care (PC) space.
On 11 February, the CHA membership came together to celebrate the launch of a suite of materials developed in response to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017).The event demonstrated the continued Catholic commitment to providing excellent end of life care and celebrates an historic collaborative effort of CHA services.
On 11 February, CHA has made publically available The CHA VAD Response Taskforce Clinical Governance Recommendations. These recommendations were prepared with input from members and stakeholders across ethics, clinical practice, clinical governance, aged care, hospitals, palliative care, mission, nursing and academics. CHA would like to thank all those who have been involved in this extensive body of work. Please follow this link to access the Clinical Governance Recommendations.