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Health Modern Slavery

Catholic Health Australia wants national anti-slavery watchdog

Catholic Health Australia is calling on the Albanese Government to establish an independent anti-slavery commissioner as part of reforms to improve the Modern Slavery Act 2018.

Health Pope Francis

Health is not a luxury: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has praised the work of healthcare professionals and called on governments to ensure universal access to decent healthcare. Source: Vatican News.


Catholic sector welcomes new surgical items funding scheme

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the Albanese Government’s announcement that health insurers will continue to pay for essential surgical items such as sutures and skin glues when reforms of a key funding list come into force.


COVID-19 contributes to Australians’ declining health

Sickness and disease within the Australian population is on the rise for the first time in almost two decades – and COVID-19 is one of the leading causes. Source: SBS News.


Put insurance premiums in hands of panel, says Catholic Health

Catholic Health Australia and the Australian Medical Association are calling for the Health Department and Health Minister Mark Butler to be stripped of their roles in approving health insurance premium rises. Source: Australian Financial Review.

Health HIgher Education

Notre Dame to help boost paramedic numbers in Western Australia

Helping to meet the growing demand for highly skilled paramedics in Western Australia is the aim of a new fast-tracked training program developed by The University of Notre Dame Australia. Source: The eRecord.


Catholic Health urges insurers to pay out more to members

Many of Australia’s biggest health insurance companies are failing to provide good value for customers by keeping too much of their premium revenue for themselves instead of paying it out to patients, says Catholic Health Australia.


How bus stop, fidget blanket improved lives of dementia patients

Dementia is the second-leading cause of death in Australia, which is why Adelaide nurse Liezel Fourie is so committed to making a difference to the lives of patients and their families. Source: The Southern Cross.

Health Poverty Vatican

Vatican opens ‘field hospital’ in St Peter’s Square 

As part of the Vatican celebration of World Day of the Poor on November 13, a dozen doctors and nurses and 90 medical students set up shop in St Peter’s Square. Source: NCR Online.