Outdated law keeps aged care from growing with ageing population

New nursing home accommodation costs $40.32 per bed per day over 25 years to build and fit out, a new analysis has revealed, compared with a legislated cap on the per-bed payment of just $26.88 per day.

Fresh ideas needed for palliative care

Australia's biggest non-government group of health and aged care providers has joined forces with the nation's peak palliative care organisation to offer new ideas about making quality end-of-life care available for all Australians.

New approach needed to ensure enough aged care

A Catholic Health Australia (CHA) analysis has found that thousands of new places will be created in residential and community aged care under changes proposed by the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC).

Health commission reopens debate on bonds in high care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) Chief Executive Martin Laverty said he was pleased that the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission (NHHRC) had highlighted CHA's proposal that Catholic-run hospitals trial direct Commonwealth funding of public hospitals.

Nurse the Nation: An Australian first

Catholic hospitals and aged care facilities across Australia have launched an innovative new scheme encouraging nurses and midwives to broaden their professional experience and fund their travels around the nation.

CHA: Securing Australia's future health workforce

Doctor and nurse shortages and severe training shortfalls would become a thing of the past if Australia's health workforce was overseen by a national commission, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) said today.

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