Articles

July 30, 2021

TALK TO YOUR FAMILY, THEN DONATE A LIFE

Organ and tissue transplants can save and transform lives, but the process depends less on medical miracles than on simple but crucial family conversations. Prior to […]
July 16, 2021

COVID THROWS VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Online mental health services boomed throughout the COVID crisis, and that’s not such a bad thing. Psychiatrist Mike Millard says that while the past 18 months […]
July 14, 2021

Compassionate volunteers needed for unique roles in palliative care

VMCH is recruiting for a group of special volunteers to support people in their final stages of life. Our new palliative care service, O’Neill House in […]
July 14, 2021

DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT KEY TO DEALING WITH DIABETES

Professor Jerry Greenfield, head of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, says one in four people have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. […]
July 2, 2021

Deadline for HESTA’s ‘Compassion in Action – Catholic Social Justice’ awards extended

Catholic Health Australia members are being given until 12th July to enter HESTA’s ‘Compassion in Action – Catholic Social Justice’ awards The 2021 HESTA Award for […]
July 1, 2021

DAWN offers hope in fight against alcohol

Australia is a nation of drinkers and the financial, health and social costs are enormous. Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that in 2020 Australians spent […]
July 1, 2021

CHURCH CONTINUES FIGHT FOR FAIR MINIMUM WAGE

by Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv It is important to remember that many people – even people who are in full-time employment – can […]
June 17, 2021

CATHOLICS HONOURED IN QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LIST

Christopher Rigby, former Catholic Health Australia chief and founding CEO of Catholic Healthcare, was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for service to health and aged […]
June 17, 2021

AGED CARE REFORMS WEBINARS STARTING 21 JUNE – REGISTER NOW!

The Department of Health is holding a series of webinars to share information about the aged care reforms announced in the 2021-22 Budget and in response […]
June 17, 2021

Early testing and lifestyle keys to beating killer cancer

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer. The bad news is it’s hard to avoid, especially if you are over 50, but the good news […]
June 3, 2021

BISHOP KAROL KULCZYCKI JOINS CHA BOARD

Bishop Karol Kulczycki of the Port Pirie Catholic Diocese is joining the board of Catholic Health Australia. He will replace Bishop Bill Wright, who is leaving […]
June 2, 2021

TWINS BORN 13 WEEKS PREMATURE REUNITED WITH THE NURSE WHO SAVED THEIR LIFE

Richard and Carlos Celis were born at just 27 weeks gestation following complications from Twin-to-Twin syndrome, on Tuesday 1 June they turned 15-years-old and were reunited […]
June 1, 2021

ST VINCENT’S INDIGENOUS HEALTH CLINIC – A SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARDS CLOSING THE GAP

Indigenous health remains one of the biggest challenges facing the nation. While we work towards “closing the gap”, the fact remains that if you are an […]
May 28, 2021

PALLIATIVE CARE WEEK – COPING WITH THE DEATH OF A PARENT

By Natasha Michael A single death can transform a life, particularly when a child loses a parent. It is estimated that every year in Australia, 10,000 […]
May 19, 2021

STUDY TO HELP THOSE LEFT BEHIND DURING PANDEMIC

When we think about palliative care most of us know it is the care and support given to a person living with a life-limiting illness. But […]
May 19, 2021

ST JOHN OF GOD HEALTH CARE NURSES EARN STATEWIDE RECOGNITION

TWO St John of God Health Care nurses working in mental health and community-based nursing have earned statewide recognition as winners of the 2020 WA Nursing […]
May 19, 2021

CABRINI SPECIALIST OFFERS FAST, SIMPLE TREATMENT FOR BENIGN THYROID GROWTH

A breakthrough procedure introduced earlier this year at Cabrini Health in Melbourne promises to eliminate the need for surgery for many patients with benign thyroid growths. […]
May 6, 2021

VALE FR CORMAC NAGLE OFM

It is with profound sadness that we advise of the passing of Reverend Emeritus Associate Professor Cormac Nagle OFM. Fr Cormac was a highly respected colleague […]
May 5, 2021

NURSE UNIT MANAGER LINES UP FOR MERCY’S 1000 COVID JAB

As debate rages over the pace and intricacies of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Kate Bermingham is adamant: no matter what, when your turn comes, get the […]
April 23, 2021

JAMES MCMAHON – ST JOHN OF GOD HEALTH CARE BOARD DIRECTOR – REFLECTING ON HOW ANZAC VALUES LIVE ON IN CAREGIVERS

Service, courage, duty, and fellowship were values that guided James McMahon’s career in the Australian Defence Force – and they are values he sees reflected in […]
April 21, 2021

PARKINSON’S AWARENESS MONTH – HUNT FOR CURE CONTINUES

Parkinson’s Disease affects 80,000 Australians and there is no cure, but the experts at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital are closing in on one. Until they get […]
April 21, 2021

VACCINATION IS FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Catholic Health Australia and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have released a video encouraging Catholics to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. […]
April 8, 2021

PNG’S CATHOLIC HEALTH WORKERS FACE DAUNTING COVID CHALLENGES

Papua New Guinea is facing a catastrophic COVID outbreak, with nearly 100 new cases daily. Catholic Health Australia and Caritas Australia have joined forces in an […]
April 7, 2021

MELBOURNE’S EXPECTANT MUMS PUT ON POUNDS DURING THE PANDEMIC, AND SO DID THEIR BABIES

Research by a team of specialists from 12 maternity hospitals and seven health services across Melbourne found babies’ birth weights were up, new mums were more […]
March 18, 2021

EPILEPSY BATTLE CLIMBS NEW HEIGHTS

Lisa Gillinder and the epilepsy team at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital are scaling new heights to help Make March Purple. Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated […]
March 4, 2021

SCIENTIST MOTHER IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL

On the face of it Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino is a typical Melbourne mother, working from home and wrangling her four kids through Victoria’s numerous COVID lockdown challenges. […]
February 16, 2021

PROFILE OF CHA BOARD DIRECTOR STEPHEN TEULAN

At the relatively tender age of just 31 Stephen Teulan could have declared to himself that he had scaled the heights. He had just become a […]
September 17, 2020

AUSTRALIA’S AMBASSADOR GOES TO ROME WITH MISSION ON HER MIND AND FOCUS ON CATHOLIC HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

It has to be one of the more unusual postings – a state the size of an Australian suburb with a global community equal to the […]