ACU back Nurse and Midwifery Unit Manager Development Program

Nurse and Midwifery Unit Managers working in Catholic health and aged care services are invited to apply for professional development grants, Australian Catholic University Vice Chancellor Professor Greg Craven announced at today's Catholic Health Australia Conference.


Frank Brennan launches book authored by 40 health experts

A book authored by 40 leading Australian health and social policy experts says three-year-old recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) aimed at improving the health of chronically ill Australians should be adopted by the Council of Australian Governments as the next phase of national health reform.

NSW Health restructure recognises role of non-government hospitals

Empowering Local Health Districts to use non-government health services in the delivery of public health care will enable patients to access quality hospital and community health services sooner.

100% surgery target achievable, with non-government support

A new target to treat all people waiting for elective surgery within clinically recommended times can likely only be achieved if non-government hospitals take on expanded roles in delivering both public and private hospital services.

Better care for older Australians at risk in hung Parliament

In the lead up to next Monday's release of a long awaited plan to improve Australia's aged care system, the Nation's largest network of not-for-profit hospital and aged care services has called on all members of the Federal Parliament to put older people's needs ahead of short term politics.

Health and aged care already acting on climate change

Efforts to cut carbon pollution have been underway in health and aged care services for some years, with many Catholic hospitals and aged homes having in place energy, waste, and water reduction initiatives, and several innovative renewable energy programs.

Universal entitlement to aged care offers better choice for older Australians

A Productivity Commission recommendation for universal entitlement for aged care will see older Australians given new choice in selecting the type of services they need, and aged care providers better flexibility to respond to care needs.

Canberra's move: A national chance to cut surgery waiting lists

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today welcomed the ACT Government's move to reduce public hospital waiting lists by providing public elective surgery in private hospitals.

"Poor die earlier": National report

A major new national study has found that Australians in the lowest socio-economic group die three years earlier than the rest of the nation.

Public and private patients suffer if health insurance rebate cut

The nation's largest grouping of both public and private hospitals says Government plans to increase the cost of private health insurance has created uncertainty that will impact both public and private patients alike.

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