Federal Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt MP today at Parliament House launched Catholic Health Australia’s (CHA) newest report examining how the growth of privately insured patients in public hospitals is impacting Australia’s health system.
The Australian private hospital sector makes a substantial contribution to training Australia’s health workforce and with further investment from governments could do much more, a new CHA-APHA report shows (available to download).
Catholic Health Australia’s (CHA) CEO Suzanne Greenwood today welcomed Health Minister Jill Hennessy’s announcement that the government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund will for the first time be expanded to include publically funded community palliative care services.
Access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care in aged care facilities will enable more Australians to have a good death, aged care, palliative care and aged care consumer peak bodies said today.
Announced tonight in the 2017/18 Federal Budget, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) has welcomed the partial end to the four-year freeze on the Medicare rebate, however asserts the savings should be passed on to consumers to reduce the financial burden of accessing medical care.