Budget contains a number of positive initiatives for health but concern remains about public hospital funding and Medicare indexation
Catholic Health Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Suzanne Greenwood, noting the very tight fiscal environment currently facing the Government, welcomed a number of announcements contained in the health portfolio.
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Aged Care Budget increases consumer choice in Home Care
Catholic Health Australia CEO, Mrs Suzanne Greenwood, applauds the Government for increasing consumer choice and flexibility for older Australians. The Government will provide $73.7 million over four years for older Australians eligible for a Home Care Package by allocating packages directly to consumers from 1 February 2017 rather than by the Aged Care Approvals Round. Mrs Greenwood welcomed this move as a significant step towards further reform of aged care.
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This year the CHA National Conference will be held in the National capital, Canberra. Mark your diaries now to attend this flagship event to be held from 24-26 August 2015 at the QT Hotel Canberra. Our theme this year is 'Together Towards Tomorrow - collaboration, advocacy and action' this is our opportunity to come together in Christ's ministry in our formation of how we answer that call to human service. We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra and the conference.
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If you are interested in undertaking sponsorship or being an exbibitor please contact Angela Lowe, Event Manager.
Call for nominations for 2015 CHA Awards
The Catholic Health Australia awards are designed to recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations that have worked towards improving the development and delivery of services within a Catholic service delivery framework. The awards recognise services large and small, as well as individuals and collaborations doing outstanding work.
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At the CHA National Conference the My Future Care website was launched. The web based resource provides information to help ensure people think about their health care needs and discuss them with others. The resource provides a framework that is consistent with the CHA Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic health and aged care services, but has been designed to be appropriate for people of all faiths and none.