Parliament should pass the Hospital Pricing Authority law

Non-government hospitals on average deliver quality services at less cost than government-owned hospitals, and the new Independent Hospital Pricing Authority must work closely with nongovernment hospitals if savings in health expenditure are to be achieved.

Respected obstetrician named CHA Emerging Leader of the Year

A Melbourne obstetrician who has earned a reputation as a leading clinician, teacher and researcher has been recognised with a national award from Catholic Health Australia.

Religious Sister receives lifetime contribution award

Sr Helen Monkivitch, RSM, AO has been recognised by Catholic Health Australia for her contribution to Catholic health and aged-care services as the second recipient of the Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award.

Care and compassion for grieving parents earns national award

Losing any loved one is a cause of grief, but the loss and grief seem more acute for parents who lose children in their first few days of life. A nurse who goes beyond her call of duty to comfort parents has been named Catholic Health Australia's Nurse of the Year.

National award honours treatment for prisoners

Occupational therapy services being provided to patients in a maximum-security jail have been recognised by Catholic Health Australia as a shining example of serving society's poor and marginalised. The program received the Outreach Healthcare Award at last night's CHA awards dinner.

Easing transition for aged care earns national recognition

For many people, the transition from living at home to living in an aged-care facility is a traumatic one. An innovative program to make that transition as easy as possible was recognised with the Leadership in Positive Ageing award at last night's Catholic Health Australia awards dinner.

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.

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