Grattan Institute's Proposals Will Lead to Soaring Private Health Insurance Costs For Older People

Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report risks driving up premiums for older Australians by removing community ratings for those under the age of 55.

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Grattan Institute recommendations would compromise health care quality for millions

Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report into 'saving private health' would negatively affect the care of millions of Australian patients.

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Aged care funding boost a welcome start: CHA

The Federal Government’s funding announcement of $537 million for the aged care sector is a welcome start to addressing the issues raised by the royal commission, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA).

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CHA Submission to ACFA Consultation Paper – HCP payments in arrears

On the 2 October 2019, the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, asked the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) to examine the potential financial impact on home care providers of the Australian Government’s 2019-20 Budget measure to improve the way home care providers are paid Government subsidy and provide advice to him by 13 December 2019.

Catholic Health Australia welcomes Fed Govt’s announcement of $90m for Indigenous health

Catholic Health Australia has today welcomed Minister for Health Greg Hunt's announcement of an additional $90 million for the Indigenous Australians' Health Programme.

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Royal Commission’s interim report shows change is needed and possible

Catholic Health Australia, Australia’s largest non-government grouping of health, community, and aged care services, welcomes the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

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CHA announces new CEO

Catholic Health Australia has announced the appointment of Pat Garcia as its new Chief Executive Officer. Catholic Health Australia Chair, the Hon. John Watkins said Pat Garcia’s blend of skills and experience was the right fit for the organisation.

“I am delighted to welcome Pat Garcia as the new CEO of Catholic Health Australia,” Mr Watkins said.

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Catholic Health to farewell its Chief Executive

After almost five years of service, Catholic Health Australia’s Chief Executive, Suzanne Greenwood, will depart the organisation in August 2019. 

CHA Board Chairperson, Paul Robertson AO, said whilst sorry to see Ms Greenwood depart, he was grateful for her leadership contribution and wished her every success in her future career.

Mr Robertson said, “Suzanne is a fierce advocate for expanding access to health care for all people and has led CHA expertly, and always with the best interests in mind of those who are cared for in Catholic hospitals and aged care services."

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Catholic Health and Aged Care Services Response to the 'Voluntary Assisted Dying Act'

On the 19th of June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017‘ comes into effect in Victoria. Since the Act’s passing in 2017, Catholic health and aged care services in Victoria have been working together to ensure that we have a clear and consistent response to the Act. Our services are committed to excellent end of life care and have been serving the Australian community in end of life care for nearly 130 years. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.

CHA congratulates returned Coalition Government

Catholic Health Australia congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and all members of his Coalition Government on their Federal Election victory. Chief Executive Suzanne Greenwood said that Catholic Health Australia looks forward to continuing to work with the Government for improved health outcomes for all Australians. DOWNLOAD MEDIA RELEASE.

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