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 population of China. But as Chiara Porro, Australia’s newly-installed Ambassador to the Holy See says it is every bit as important as a conventional state.

On behalf of the Catholic Bishops in Victoria, on the release of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board Report of Operation January – June 2020

“The latest report from the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board is not a celebration of good healthcare, but a sad story of the loss of hope and care for vulnerable people.

The report is notable mostly for what it does not address: mental health, the proportion of patients who died alone, and the number of patients who were able to receive a comprehensive palliative care assessment before a VAD assessment.

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Catholic Sector Welcomes Additional Aged Care Support

The largest non-government grouping of aged care services in Australia, Catholic Health Australia (CHA), welcomes the additional investment of $563.3 million to help aged care providers to continue responding to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Algorithms Deployed to Save Queuing Time at Hospitals

It’s one of the biggest bugbears for patients the world over and can waste hours of valuable time for paramedics.

SJOG Subiaco Hospital Trials Wearables to Reduce Workplace Injuries

St John of God Subiaco Hospital is the first private hospital in the country to trial a ground-breaking wearable coaching device designed to reduce workplace injuries.

STATEMENT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY

CHA supports the health and welfare of all Australians. We support the rapid development and equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine for all but especially the poor, marginalised, aged and vulnerable.

MESSAGE FROM CEO PAT GARCIA

COVID continues to test us in many ways but it is also bringing us together. Different member organisations have been putting their heads together to come up with solutions on how to deal with the staffing shortages that Victoria is experiencing.

HEALTH MATTERS INTERVIEW WITH PAUL ROBERTSON

When Paul Robertson joined the board of Catholic Health Australia five years ago his mission was to cement CHA’s position as one of the major players in health and aged care in the country.

AUSSIES TO TAKE PART IN GLOBAL SURVEY INTO PANDEMIC EFFECTS

Australians are invited to participate in the world’s largest survey of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical and mental health, to generate new insights that can drive better health policies and investments.

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS SAY MORE SHOULD AND COULD BE DONE FOR YOUNGER AUSTRALIANS EXITING PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

Catholic hospitals are calling for a reduction in financial penalties for younger Australians who fail to take out insurance before the age of 30.

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