Commission report suggests a single national health system

Productivity Commission findings that public and private hospitals have similar average costs suggest the health reform agenda should focus on utilising the full capacity of the National network of hospitals, instead of favoring either the public or private sector over the other.

Barriers to spirituality in health and aged care

Barriers to caring for the spiritual needs of patients and residents of Catholic health and aged care facilities are to be examined at a special forum exploring the meaning of pastoral care.

Major shake-up of aged care system needed

One of Australia's largest not-for-profit aged care groups today called on the Prime Minister to dump the Howard Government's aged care system and commit to a radical rewrite of the Federal Government's aged care rules.

Cancer social worker named CHA Emerging Leader of the Year

An international pioneer in the field of psycho-social oncology was last night named Catholic Health Australia's inaugural Emerging Leader of the Year.

Leadership in Positive Ageing

Catholic Health Australia has recognised an aged care facility purpose-built for people with difficult behaviours with the inaugural CHA Leadership in Positive Ageing Award.

Cancer rehab the focus for CHA's Nurse of the Year

A nurse who created a new model of outpatient care for cancer patients undergoing rehabilitation has been named Catholic Health Australia's inaugural Nurse of the Year.

Aged Care Community wins Outreach Healthcare Award

An aged care facility that has united residents in supporting a disadvantaged community in Papua New Guinea has won the inaugural Catholic Health Australia Outreach Healthcare Award.

New book offers moral roadmap

Catholic Health Australia CEO Martin Laverty today launched Christian Conscience, a publication designed to guide health care practitioners through moral dilemmas in an increasingly complex world.

Government can't ignore crucial aged care reform

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) today offered to partner with the Australian Government to implement aged care reforms recommended in the National Health and Hospital Reform Commission's (NHHRC) final report.

Renewable energy to cost health millions

The Federal Government's proposed Renewable Energy Target Scheme will cost Australian hospitals and aged care around $10 million a year, Catholic Health Australia (CHA) revealed today.

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