Media Releases

Media Releases

2019 Federal Budget

The Federal Budget was announced on 2 April 2019. CHA has provided a member briefing of the key issues in the 2019 Budget and in the Opposition’s Budget Response.

Palliative Care in the Catholic Sector

On Tuesday March 12 Catholic Health Australia (CHA) celebrated the launch of the CHA report ‘Palliative Care in the Catholic Sector’ highlighting the extensive and excellent work Catholic Health providers are undertaking in the Palliative Care (PC) space.

Clinical Guidelines Framework

On 11 February, CHA has made publically available The CHA VAD Response Taskforce Clinical Governance Recommendations. These recommendations were prepared with input from members and stakeholders across ethics, clinical practice, clinical governance, aged care, hospitals, palliative care, mission, nursing and academics. CHA would like to thank all those who have been involved in this extensive body of work. Please follow this link to access the Clinical Governance Recommendations.

Our Enduring Commitment to End of Life Care

On 11 February, the CHA membership came together to celebrate the launch of a suite of materials developed in response to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017).The event demonstrated the continued Catholic commitment to providing excellent end of life care and celebrates an historic collaborative effort of CHA services.

Additional home care packages will help address demand

The Morrison Government’s announcement of an additional 10,000 home care packages is another welcome step towards reducing the queue of older Australians looking to access home care services, Catholic Health Australia CEO Suzanne Greenwood has said.

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