Lack of detail causing planning confusion for hospitals, aged care

Hospital and aged care service planning is in uncertainty across Australia as the Government continues to make health reform announcements without detailing how they work with the yet to be established Local Hospital Networks, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) said today.

Empowering Nurse Unit Managers to achieve best practice in patient care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and Health Super today announced a partnership to conduct a study into how patient care in hospitals and aged care services can be improved by providing Nurse Unit Managers with better support and training.

Blood tests warning for regions as pathology industry under review

Small and not-for-profit pathology providers could soon be muscled out by just one or two mega-providers, leaving Australians with less choice and access to pathology services, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) warned today.

Federal Budget a boon to sustainable aged care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) tonight welcomed the Federal Government's commitment to improve access, sustainability and quality in aged care.

CHA welcomes move to support NFP hospitals

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today welcomed the Government's commitment to protect tax concessions for not for profit organisations, despite the recommendations of the Henry Tax Review.

Success of reform will depend on detail and delivery

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has called on the Australian Government to create a Health Reform Implementation Council (HRIC) of health and aged care system providers to immediately develop the operational detail for the hospital reform plan to be delivered.

First step in building a new aged care community

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has commended the Australian Government for outlining the terms of reference for a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the future of aged care services in Australia, calling for aged care to become an entitlement for all who need it.

Short-term aged care fixes welcome

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today welcomed the Federal Government's plans to simplify access to aged care and take responsibility for all aged care in Australia.

CHA keen to use private beds to cut surgery waiting lists

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today welcomed and endorsed the Federal Government program to reduce public hospital waiting lists by allowing private hospitals to perform Medicare-funded surgery.

Guiding governance for Catholic health and aged care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) are collaborating to develop a new practical guide to governance for Catholic health and aged care organisations.

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