Fleet of Foot Catholic Sector Responds to Covid-19 Surge in Victoria

Cabrini Health has demonstrated the flexibility and speed which the COVID-19 pandemic is demanding of our health and aged care sectors, by converting one of its sites into a dedicated facility to care for residents from aged care homes who are COVID-19 positive.

ST VINCENT’S PUTS THE CALL OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP VICTORIA

Since the day our founders, the Sisters of Charity, arrived in Australia, St Vincent’s has been helping people in need.

BREAST MILK INITIATIVE YIELDS RESULTS AT MERCY AND BEYOND

Mothers across Australia know that breast is best, but for many women breastfeeding can be a struggle.

CATHOLIC SECTOR THANKS VICTORIAN AGED CARE WORKERS

The largest non-government grouping of aged care services in Australia, Catholic Health Australia, thanks its workers as they continue to provide compassionate care in the face of a surging pandemic.

CHA, whose Victorian members include Mercy, St Vincent’s and Villa Maria, among others, said its aged care workers are doing an amazing job as they battle a second surge of COVID cases in Victoria.

MESSAGE TO AGED CARE MEMBERS FROM CHA CEO PAT GARCIA

Once again as the pandemic enters a new phase and gains apace in Victoria I know that you will all be working hard again to ensure that residents and staff are kept safe.

CALVARY’S DR JAIN PROVING THE PANACEA FOR PAIN ISN’T NECESSARILY MORE MEDICATION

Chronic pain is an epidemic affecting one in five Australians. Many relying on opioids to get through the day.

But, relying on these highly addictive medications for years on end does nothing to tackle the underlying cause or help people live with their pain.

CHA’S AWARENESS-RAISING CAMPAIGN FOR AGED CARE IN EDEN MONARO GETS SUPPORT

Catholic Health Australia’s pilot awareness-raising campaign on aged care held during the recent Eden Monaro by-election on NSW’s South Coast attracted widespread support from the political parties, and confirmed the community wants change.

Volunteers and party officials from Labor, the Liberals, the Nationals and minor parties such as the Shooters Fishers & Farmers were all happy to support our Fight for Better Aged Care campaign.

New Staff Member at CHA Beefs Up Aged Care

CHA has hired a new staff member to join the aged care team under Director Nick Mersiades. Paul Linden joins as Senior Policy Advisor this week.

CHA Urges Government to Keep Up The Pace on Home Package Numbers For Elderly Australians

Catholic Health Australia welcomes the release of a further 6,150 home care packages and urges  the Federal Government to increase the pace so  that older Australians  needing care and support are not missing out or receiving fewer services than they require .

CHA Ramps Up Awareness Raising Campaign for Aged Care in Eden Monaro

Catholic Health Australia’s pilot for an aged care awareness-raising campaign during the Eden Monaro by-election on NSW’s South Coast is ramping up. With just over a week to before the polls close CHA has unveiled a suite of ads across radio, print and social media. Corflute posters have been placed in some polling booths - such as the one pictured in Bega Showgrounds - to prompt the community to lobby candidates to commit to better aged care. You can read more about the campaign here and see the YouTube ads and Facebook ads.

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