Media Releases

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 […]
May 11, 2021

CHA WELCOMES PROSTHESES REFORM BUT WARN AGAINST REMOVAL OF ESSENTIAL ITEMS

Catholic hospitals have welcomed the Federal Government’s reforms to bring down the cost of medical devices but warn any move to remove essential items like hips, […]
May 11, 2021

CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA WELCOMES AGED CARE PACKAGE – LEGACY DEFINING MOMENT

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the Federal Government’s formal response to the Royal Commission in Aged Care calling the $17.7 billion package a landmark moment for […]
May 6, 2021

ASSISTED SUICIDE NOT COMPASSIONATE CARE: CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA

Catholic health and aged care providers have urged South Australian MPs to first hold an inquiry into how the state can fund a world class palliative […]
May 3, 2021

CHA CALLS ON SA GOV TO EXAMINE FUNDING PATHWAY FOR PALL CARE BEFORE EUTHANASIA

The peak body for Catholic health and aged care providers is calling on the South Australian Government to properly investigate the cost of a world class […]
April 26, 2021

NEW TELEHEALTH EXTENSION WELCOME, BUT SHOULD BE WIDER AND PERMANENT

The list of Medicare services delivered via the telehealth program was due to end this month, but following calls from patients and providers, including CHA and […]
April 23, 2021

ST JOHN OF GOD ACCORD DISABILITY SERVICES CHIEF LISA EVANS AWARDED MINISTRY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Catholic Health Australia has announced the winner of a new scholarship to attend the prestigious Ministry Leadership Program at the Australian Catholic University. Lisa Evans is […]
April 14, 2021

CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA URGES GOVERNMENT TO EMBRACE AUSTRALIAN AGED CARE COLLABORATION’S WAY FORWARD

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is urging the Morrison Government to use the Federal Budget to adopt the Australian Aged Care Collaboration’s (AACC) priorities for reform detailed […]
April 12, 2021

CATHOLIC HEALTH AUSTRALIA MEMBERS MATCH CARITAS AUSTRALIA FUNDING TO BRING CATHOLIC CASH INJECTION TO FIGHT COVID-19 IN PNG TO HALF A MILLION DOLLARS

Catholic Health Australia members have announced they will match Caritas Australia’s funding to bring the total amount raised to more than $500,000 to fight COVID-19 in […]
April 8, 2021

PANDEMIC HAS LESSONS FOR GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH AND AGED CARE OPERATORS

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 […]
March 18, 2021

FORMER NSW PREMIER MIKE BAIRD TO ADDRESS CHA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Former NSW premier Mike Baird AO has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s Catholic Health Australia National Conference in Brisbane this August. Mr Baird […]
March 4, 2021

THE CHA VIEW ON THE ROYAL COMMISSION’S REPORT INTO AGED CARE

This week the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report into aged care was published detailing an extensive plan to overhaul Australia’s aged-care system. The […]
March 3, 2021

CATHOLIC SECTOR CALLS ON PARLIAMENT TO RECONSIDER THE RIGHT TO ORGANISATIONAL NON-PARTICIPATION IN VAD

Catholic hospitals, aged care facilities and community care operators are deeply disappointed that the Tasmanian Parliament has voted down an amendment that would have given them […]