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Archbishop Prowse ‘stunned and shocked’ by hospital takeover plan

After serving Canberra for more than 44 years, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce has been blindsided by the ACT Government, who yesterday announced it had begun an acquisition process to take control and ownership of the hospital. Source: Catholic Voice.


Catholic parents and agencies welcome crackdown on vapes

Catholic health providers and parent groups have welcomed a national crackdown on the illegal sales of vapes and e-cigarettes announced by Health Minister Mark Butler yesterday. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Health HIgher Education Indigenous

Partnership to help boost Indigenous doctors

The University of Notre Dame Australia has teamed up with St John of God Health Care to help increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors working in Australia’s health care system.


Misrepresented hospital reaffirms commitment to quality care

Calvary Public Hospital has reaffirmed its commitment to professional, non-judgmental quality care after the health facility was misrepresented at an ACT abortion inquiry last week. Source: Catholic Voice.


Health Minister to address Catholic sector’s annual conference

Federal Health Minister Mark Butler will speak at Catholic Health Australia’s annual conference in Perth in August.


Catholic sector calls for nurses’ accommodation near hospitals

Catholic Health Australia is calling on Labor to re-establish targeted accommodation for nurses close to where they work in a bid to alleviate shortages and help hospitals retain staff. Source: The Australian.


Catholic sector says funds should pay for home health services

Catholic Health Australia is calling for an overhaul of private health insurance to force funds to pay for home health services to reduce pressures on the ­nation’s hospitals. Source: The Australian.

Fundraising Health

Telethon grant will help parents keep an ‘Angel Eye’ on newborns

The St John of God Foundation has been awarded a grant from Western Australia’s Channel 7 Telethon Trust which will be used to help monitor the health and wellbeing of newborns who need specialist care. Source: The Record.


Anti-slavery commissioner to address Catholic Health Australia conference 

The New South Wales anti-slavery commissioner and a modern slavery survivor will address Catholic Health Australia’s annual conference, to be held in Perth in August.