The long queue of 108k older Australians needing home care packages revealed in the latest quarterly report from the Health Department should be taken as a challenge to double-down on wider systemic reform.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) and its members are deeply concerned that Senator David Leyonhjelm’s proposed “Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015” serves to distract from the shameful reality of inadequate access to palliative and End of Life care in this country, contributing to a widespread fear of death and dying.
The theme of NAIDOC week 2018, ‘Because of her, we can!’, celebrates the essential role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played and continue to play at all levels of society. The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women is an important priority which should not be overlooked.
“…it’s time for healthcare to move on from fax machines”
Catholic Health Australia CEO Suzanne Greenwood is urging Australians to rationally consider the transformative benefits of the My Health Record to patient treatment, particularly in complex aged care.
In light of recent statements in the media purporting that the private hospital industry in Australia is driven only by profit rather than patient care, Catholic Health Australia feel it timely to emphasise that our not-for-profit public and private hospitals make a substantial contribution to those needing hospital care, aged care and other services.