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.

New poll finds majority of Eden-Monaro electors back call for major funding boost to the aged care system

More than eight out of ten people in the Eden-Monaro region want the Federal Government to provide the aged care system with more funding, according to a new poll.

The poll is part of a new campaign, Fight for Better Aged Care, being launched in the region this week to raise awareness of Australia’s broken aged care system and to improve the quality of life for thousands of older Australians.

Formation Program for Leaders Makes the Move from Catholic Health Australia to Australian Catholic University

The successful formation program for executive leaders, the Ministry Leadership Program, has officially transferred from Catholic Health Australia to the Australian Catholic University as part of the next chapter in its development in Australia. 

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Australia’s Catholic Health Providers Welcome Key Report Into Palliative Care

Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, today welcomed the release of a key report calling for an overhaul of palliative care services in Australia.

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30 Is the New 25: Kids Should Be Allowed to Stay on Parents’ Health Insurance Plans for Longer

Catholic Health Australia is calling for changes that will allow young Australians to stay on the parents’ health insurance plans for longer to mitigate the current health insurance crisis.

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Catholic Hospitals Welcome Elective Surgery expansion but Call for More PPE to Protect Patients and Staff

Australia’s largest grouping of not-for-profit health providers, Catholic Health Australia, welcomes the expansion of elective surgery but urges the Morrison Government to ramp up its efforts for a co-ordinated and systemic approach to managing the expected spike in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Industry Code For Visiting Aged Care Homes Released

The ‘Industry Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19’ has been released by 13 aged care peak bodies and consumer advocacy organisations.The Code creates a nationaly consistent approach that ensures residents can receive visitors while minimising the risk of COVID-19 spreading the virus.

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