Health

COMPASSION IN ACTION: RECOGNISING INNOVATION AND IMPACT IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

Social justice in the Catholic health and aged care sectors is a rich tradition that for many of us stretches back more than a century when religious orders first provided healthcare in Australia, ministering to the sick, the poor and marginalised.

LESSONS LEARNT FROM COVID-19

Catholic health and aged care operators are calling on government to create clear lines of communication to avoid the confusion that beset the sectors at the height of the COVID pandemic, a review into operations has found.

Multiple data requests, junior staff in the bureaucracy as contacts and a surge workforce that was untrained and unprepared to work with COVID-affected patients were also some of the challenges facing the operators, according to the report, Lessons Learnt from COVID-19.

The report was compiled by Catholic Health Australia in conjunction with Australian Catholic University, and surveyed executives from four major providers in Victoria: Mercy Health, St John of God Health Care, St Vincent’s Health Australia and Villa Maria Catholic Homes.

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CHA RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION PAPER ON PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REFORMS

CHA has submitted its response to the Department’s proposals on extending private health insurance policy coverage to young adults, reforms to out of hospital care in rehabilitation and mental health, and changes to Type C certification. CHA continues to advocate for recommendations made in their recent report OUT OF HOSPITAL CARE IN AUSTRALIA - ADVANCING HEALTH'S 'MISSING SECTOR'.

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CONSULTATION PAPER: OPTIONS FOR REFORMS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PROSTHESES LIST

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is the peak body for Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 15 per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia. Our members provide around 30 per cent of private hospital care, 5 per cent of public hospital care, 12 per cent of aged care facilities, and 20 per cent of home care and support for the elderly.

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CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA SUBMISSION ON HEALTH FOR THE 2021/22 BUDGET

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 15 per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia. Our members provide around 30 per cent of private hospital care, 5 per cent of public hospital care, 12 per cent of aged care facilities, and 20 per cent of home care and support for the elderly. CHA not-for-profit providers promote the ministry of health care as an integral element of the mission and work to fully provide health care to the sick, the aged and the dying. This ministry is founded on the dignity of the human person, giving preference to the needy, suffering and disadvantaged.

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SUBMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE END-OF-LIFE CHOICES (VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING) BILL 2020 FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TASMANIAN PARLIAMENT

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is the peak body for all Catholic health and aged care services in Australia. CHA is the largest non-government provider of health, community and aged care services in Australia. The Catholic Health and Aged Care sector is comprised of eighty hospitals (public and private), representing more than 10,000 hospital beds, 25,000 residential aged care beds, 36,500 consumer of home and community care, 7,000 aged care residential units and employing more than 84,000 staff.

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CHA pre-budget submission for health

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services accounting for around 15per cent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia.

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OUT OF HOSPITAL CARE IN AUSTRALIA - ADVANCING HEALTH'S 'MISSING SECTOR' - A REPORT BY CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA

Advancing health’s ‘missing sector’
Report by Catholic Health Australia

This paper has been prepared by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) in collaboration with the Centre for International Economics (CIE). CHA would like to thank all CHA members for their time, expertise and high-quality evidence provided. The paper would not have been possible without these valuable contributions from CHA members.

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