Catholic Health Australia marked a new chapter today by moving to new offices in Canberra with an official blessing by Archbishop Prowse of the Canberra and Goulburn Archdiocese.
The community has given back to frontline aged care and hospital staff at Mercy Health in Victoria.
Staff at Werribee Mercy Hospital received 200 care packs courtesy of the supermarket giant, Coles containing shampoos, deodorants, face and hand creams, bags of lollies, fruit and nut bars and other treats.
Allowing more Australians to be treated in the comfort of their own home would transform palliative care and is wanted by both patients and their families.
Palliative care nurse Caroline Belfanti, of Calvary Kogarah in Sydney’s South, says there are too many barriers and challenges in the current system and that many people often feel like they are a burden.
Sister Clare Nolan, the Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity, holds a unique position in the Catholic health firmament.
As the leader of her order, she is responsible for 109 Sisters, but she is also the Member Representative of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, which in turn is the owner of St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia’s largest, not-for-profit health and aged care provider. It also includes schools in NSW, Queensland and Victoria among its continuing ministries which togethers it employs more than 20,000 staff.
A major new report from Catholic Health Australia is calling on the Federal Government to unlock funding to allow more Australians to be treated in the comfort of their own home.
The report, Out of Hospital Care in Australia – Advancing Health’s Missing Sector, finds current funding mechanisms prevent many private health patients from accessing hospital-level care in their home for services such as renal dialysis, mental health, post-natal services, palliative care, and chemotherapy.
STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF VICTORIAN HEALTH MINISTER JENNY MIKAKOS ATTRIBUTABLE TO PAT GARCIA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA
On behalf of Catholic Health Australia, I wish to thank Jenny Mikakos for her hard work under exceptionally difficult circumstances this year.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 15per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia.
Welcome to this update on CHA activities in 2020. This year has tested the health and aged care sectors more than any other in recent memory. Your systems and staff are under great strain, and are called upon time and again to focus on the task ahead.
Catholic Health Australia rejects the proposed euthanasia legislation and says it members remain more committed than ever in delivering compassionate end of life care to Tasmanians.
It has to be one of the more unusual postings - a state the size of an Australian suburb with a global community equal to the population of China. But as Chiara Porro, Australia’s newly-installed Ambassador to the Holy See says it is every bit as important as a conventional state.