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Health HIgher Education

New OT course addresses workforce shortage

The University of Notre Dame Australia is addressing the critical shortage of occupational therapists in remote and regional communities, launching a unique program focused on rural health and evidence-based practice.

Education Health

School’s Health Hub program expanding at a healthy rate

A Toowoomba Catholic school is expanding a program that offers students industry-standard health training to meet the growing demand in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland. Source: Toowoomba Catholic Schools. 


Catholic health institutions to be acknowledged on World Day of the Sick

World Day of the Sick this Sunday will pay tribute to the invaluable work that Catholic health institutions undertake not just in Australia but around the world. Source: ACBC and CHA.

Health Research

Study finds most vape stores located near schools

Almost 90 per cent of Western Australia’s vape stores are located less than one kilometre from a school, an Australian-first study by the University of Notre Dame Australia has found.

Health Pope Francis Prayer

Pope invites all pray for terminally ill and their families

Pope Francis has released his prayer intention for February, inviting people to pray for the terminally ill and their families. Source: Vatican News.


St John of God Health Care to build new hospital in Perth

St John of God Health Care is set to deliver a new standalone private hospital in Midland, the first of its kind for Perth’s eastern suburbs and the wider Wheatbelt region. Source: The eRecord.

Bioethics Health Vatican

Pope warns against inequality in healthcare and clinical research

Inequalities in healthcare and clinical research must be prevented, Pope Francis has told medical doctors, health practitioners, researchers, ethicists and other experts attending a conference at the Vatican. Source: CNS.

Health Pope Francis

Love the first therapy that must be offered to the sick: Pope

The “first therapy” that must be offered to the sick, and to the world, is a dose of closeness, friendship and love, Pope Francis said in his message for the World Day of the Sick. Source: CNS.

Appointment Health

Catholic Health Australia appoints new policy directors

Catholic Health Australia has appointed two new directors to build capacity across the peak advocacy body’s health and aged care divisions.