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Media Releases

Aged care must be next in line for roadmap

Catholic Health Australia is pleased to see Mental Health and Ageing Minister Mark Butler today issue a draft "roadmap" for mental health reform over the next 10 years, and now waits eagerly for a similar way forward to be presented for aged care reform.

Yet more evidence that aged care needs reform in 2012

More than 2500 aged care beds needed by older Australians will not be built because the current aged care system is not sustainable, Catholic Health Australia said following the release of the Aged Care Approvals Round this morning.

Action on palliative care provision long overdue

A new report showing a massive increase in the number of Australians accessing palliative care in hospitals again underlines what health and aged care providers have been saying for years: End-of-life care needs funding support as part of ongoing health and aged care reform.

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