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Australian thalidomide survivors and their families have received a formal apology for the role that governments played in the tragedy. Source: News.com.au.
Maternity and intensive care services at St John of God Bendigo Hospital have been granted a 12-month reprieve from closure. Source: ABC News.
South Australia’s largest private hospital, Calvary Adelaide Hospital, has cut carbon emissions equal to taking 521 passenger vehicles off the road in a year.
The Catholic Medical Association held its first national conference last week in Baulkham Hills in Sydney, Deacon Michael Tan reports. Source: Catholic Outlook.
Life expectancy went backwards in Australia for the first time in three decades during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: SBS News.
New South Wales’ local health districts will be forced to reduce their planned spending on palliative care after the state Labor Government cut the budget for end-of-life care by $150 million. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.
Respected Australian journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue and Australian Breastfeeding Association founder Natalie Mary Paton have been awarded honorary doctorates from Australian Catholic University.
Catholic Health Australia says many maternity services are under pressure as St John of God Bendigo Hospital considers closing its ward. Source: ABC News.