Welcome to this update on CHA activities in 2020. This year has tested the health and aged care sectors more than any other in recent memory. Your systems and staff are under great strain, and are called upon time and again to focus on the task ahead.
Catholic Health Australia rejects the proposed euthanasia legislation and says it members remain more committed than ever in delivering compassionate end of life care to Tasmanians.
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.
“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.
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.
It’s one of the biggest bugbears for patients the world over and can waste hours of valuable time for paramedics.
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.
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.
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.
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.