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Health Politics

PM delivers national apology for ‘dark chapter’ in Aussie history

Australian thalidomide survivors and their families have received a formal apology for the role that governments played in the tragedy. Source:


Reprieve for hospital services but future remains unclear

Maternity and intensive care services at St John of God Bendigo Hospital have been granted a 12-month reprieve from closure. Source: ABC News.

Health Religious

Celebration: Sisters of Mercy are 100 years Young

Mercy Health is celebrating 100 years of service of the Sisters of Mercy in the local community of Young, NSW, through a month-long celebration this November.

Environment Health

Small changes produce big result for Calvary Adelaide Hospital 

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. 


Catholic Medical Association holds first national conference

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 in Australia drops for the first time in 30 years

Life expectancy went backwards in Australia for the first time in three decades during the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: SBS News.

Health New South Wales Palliative Care

Doctor warns palliative care appointments could be cancelled amid cuts

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.

Health HIgher Education Media

ACU honours journalist, Breastfeeding Association founder

Respected Australian journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue and Australian Breastfeeding Association founder Natalie Mary Paton have been awarded honorary doctorates from Australian Catholic University.


Severe financial pressure forcing private hospitals to close maternity wards

Catholic Health Australia says many maternity services are under pressure as St John of God Bendigo Hospital considers closing its ward. Source: ABC News.