While today's prediction of a shortfall of almost 110,000 registered and enrolled nurses by 2025 won't surprise those who work in health care, Health Workforce Australia's Health Workforce 2025 report should be a wake-up call for consumers and government.
Some of Australia's leading experts on the social determinants of health gathered in Hobart today to endorse legislation that would see the Tasmanian Government adopt a "health in all policies" approach to try to solve the problem of health inequity.
Someone living with a disability, mental illness or in prison is just as entitled to receive quality care at the end of their life as any other member of the population, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has argued in its submission to a Senate Inquiry into palliative care.
More older Australians will be able to receive aged care in their own home, and sustainability of residential aged care services will improve, but the success of today's aged care reform proposals will be determined by the willingness of Government to allow its new implementation council to deliver real reform.
The leading organisation representing older Australians and the largest network of Church aged care providers in the country say there is a strong sense of unity among the aged care sector and the momentum for reform is unstoppable.