Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, has welcomed the news that the United Kingdom government will make provisions for health workers when it closes the nation’s schools tomorrow.
Statement from Pat Garcia, Chief Executive of Catholic Health Australia, on the new aged care COVID-19 measures announced today.
"We want to reassure families that the health and safety of our residents remains paramount. We accept the new measures limiting the number of visitors but will continue to allow residents managed access to their families, health professionals and anyone else deemed important to their lives.
Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, is calling on governments to ensure nurses, health workers, and clinical staff are not forced from work to look after their children in the event of widespread school closures.
Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health and aged care today welcomed the Federal Government’s $2.4 billion package to protect the community from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and said the measures for the aged care sector were a good first step.
This is a sad day for the wider aged care community. Aged care staff are devoted to their work and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased resident. We also hope the affected aged care staff member makes a full recovery and there are no more outbreaks in this home.
Older Australians who can afford it should be paying more for their aged care, says peak body Catholic Health Australia (CHA).
CHA says means testing could help fix the aged care funding crisis and provide urgently needed funds.
The peak body for not-for-profit aged care says the Morrison Government must provide urgent funding to help NSW’s care sector, which has reached crisis point and has the second highest number of homes facing closure across the nation.
Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit of aged care services has welcomed a $50 million government grant to help homes experiencing financial hardship.
The new Business Improvement Fund (BIF) will be available to the most under-threat aged care homes, allowing them to restructure or upgrade their operations.
Private health insurance does need reform but ditching the community rating system will send premiums soaring for older Australians, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA), the largest grouping of not-for-profit health and aged care services in Australia.
Australia's largest provider of residential aged care says the Federal Government's piecemeal approach to home care packages fails to address the full extent of a very real problem highlighted by the Royal Commission as a high priority.