Catholic Hospitals Warn Nurse Shortage Problem Must be Solved Ahead of Potential School Closures

Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, is calling on governments to ensure nurses, health workers, and clinical staff are not forced from work to look after their children in the event of widespread school closures.

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Catholic Aged Care Sector Welcomes Coronavirus Package as Good First Step

Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health and aged care today welcomed the Federal Government’s $2.4 billion package to protect the community from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and said the measures for the aged care sector were a good first step. 

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Statement from CHA Chief Executive Pat Garcia on Catholic Aged Care Sector’s Preparedness

This is a sad day for the wider aged care community. Aged care staff are devoted to their work and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased resident. We also hope the affected aged care staff member makes a full recovery and there are no more outbreaks in this home.

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Fairer Means-Testing For Aged Care Will Deliver A Better Service For All Australians, Says Catholic Health Australia

Older Australians who can afford it should be paying more for their aged care, says peak body Catholic Health Australia (CHA).

CHA says means testing could help fix the aged care funding crisis and provide urgently needed funds.

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Half Care Homes in NSW Operating at a Loss. Catholic Health Australia Warns of Closures

The peak body for not-for-profit aged care says the Morrison Government must provide urgent funding to help NSW’s care sector, which has reached crisis point and has the second highest number of homes facing closure across the nation.

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Aged Care Funding Injection A Promising Start, Says Peak Body Catholic Health Australia

Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit of aged care services has welcomed a $50 million government grant to help homes experiencing financial hardship.

The new Business Improvement Fund (BIF) will be available to the most under-threat aged care homes, allowing them to restructure or upgrade their operations.

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The sick and the elderly will be the hardest hit by ill-advised reforms to Australia’s private health insurance industry, says peak body Catholic Health Australia

Private health insurance does need reform but ditching the community rating system will send premiums soaring for older Australians, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA), the largest grouping of not-for-profit health and aged care services in Australia.

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Government’s piecemeal approach fails to address systemic problem of older Australians on home care package wait list

Australia's largest provider of residential aged care says the Federal Government's piecemeal approach to home care packages fails to address the full extent of a very real problem highlighted by the Royal Commission as a high priority.

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Grattan Institute's Proposals Will Lead to Soaring Private Health Insurance Costs For Older People

Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report risks driving up premiums for older Australians by removing community ratings for those under the age of 55.

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Grattan Institute recommendations would compromise health care quality for millions

Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report into 'saving private health' would negatively affect the care of millions of Australian patients.

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