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.
In the lead up to next Monday's release of a long awaited plan to improve Australia's aged care system, the Nation's largest network of not-for-profit hospital and aged care services has called on all members of the Federal Parliament to put older people's needs ahead of short term politics.
Efforts to cut carbon pollution have been underway in health and aged care services for some years, with many Catholic hospitals and aged homes having in place energy, waste, and water reduction initiatives, and several innovative renewable energy programs.
A Productivity Commission recommendation for universal entitlement for aged care will see older Australians given new choice in selecting the type of services they need, and aged care providers better flexibility to respond to care needs.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today welcomed the ACT Government's move to reduce public hospital waiting lists by providing public elective surgery in private hospitals.
A major new national study has found that Australians in the lowest socio-economic group die three years earlier than the rest of the nation.
The nation's largest grouping of both public and private hospitals says Government plans to increase the cost of private health insurance has created uncertainty that will impact both public and private patients alike.
The coordinator of elective surgery at a busy Melbourne hospital has been named Catholic Health Australia's Emerging Leader of the Year 2010.