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Catholic Health Australia (CHA) Response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health in Australia

CHA appreciates the opportunity to provide input into the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Mental Health in Australia. CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

Submission to the Queensland Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 10 per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia. CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

Submission to Fair Work Australia, re: 4 yearly review of Modern Awards - Health Professionals and Support Services Award

The Private Hospital Industry Employer Associations (PHIEA), of which CHA is a part, jointly lodged a submission to the Fair Work Commission (Matter No: AM2016/31) in December 2018 in response to the 4 yearly review of Modern Awards – Health Professionals and Support Services Award (MA000027). CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

Submission to Fair Work Australia, re: 4 yearly review of Modern Awards - Nurses Award

The Private Hospital Industry Employer Associations (PHIEA), of which CHA is a part, jointly lodged a submission to the Fair Work Commission (Matter No: AM2016/31) in December 2018 in response to the 4 yearly review of Modern Awards – Nurses Award (MA000034). CLICK HERE to read the Submission.

Deep Concerns raised by Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015

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. Legislating for euthanasia and assisted suicide would have dangerous unintended consequences for our vulnerable Australians including Indigenous, ethnic, disabled, and our elderly, and has been consistently opposed by national and international medical experts.

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Public Consultation on Good Medical Practice

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services, providing care across 80 hospitals, 25,000 aged care beds and 36,500 home and community care clients. CHA represents 83,300 employees in our sector across Australia, all of whom hold distinct and unique views. Our employees continually strive to provide the highest quality patient centred care and we support them to act professionally, ethically, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities on issues of conscience.

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Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2019-20

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the Pricing Framework for Australia Public Hospital Services 2019-20. As the largest grouping of not-for-profit hospitals and aged care services in Australia, we hope our feedback will provide valuable insight for IHPA in the development of a pricing framework.

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Response To Inquiry Into The Science Of Mitochondrial Donation And Related Matters

Thank you for providing Catholic Health Australia (CHA) with the opportunity to respond to the Senate Inquiry into the Science of mitochondrial donation and related matters. CHA is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for approximately 10% of hospital based healthcare in Australia. Our members also provide around 30% of private hospital care, 5% of public hospital care, 12% of aged care facilities, and 20% of home care and support for the elderly.

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