Renewable energy to cost health millions

The Federal Government's proposed Renewable Energy Target Scheme will cost Australian hospitals and aged care around $10 million a year, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) revealed today.

CHA: Scrap aged care accreditation

Catholic Health Australia has asked the Federal Government to abolish the current three year accreditation process for residential aged care services and replace it with a constant accreditation cycle that focuses on the quality of care being given to residents.

International experts in social justice, Catholic health to examine Australian disadvantage

Australian and international leaders in social justice will gather in Hobart next month to examine why disadvantaged Australians get sicker more and die earlier.

Waiting lists to grow: 216,000 extra public hospital admissions expected

Four times more people than predicted by Treasury may go without private health insurance as a result of changes to the private health rebate and Medicare levy surcharge, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) revealed today.

09 Health Budget: Gotta do the sums

Catholic Health Australia chief executive Martin Laverty said the health and aged care sectors will have to do the maths on changes to private health insurance and the age pension before the full impact of today's Federal Budget will be understood.

Outdated law keeps aged care from growing with ageing population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.

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