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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.

Health Religious Freedom

Protection of freedom of conscience in Australia ‘dismal’

Freedom of conscience in the practice of medicine was the focus of a talk in Hobart hosted by the Catholic Medical Association of Tasmania. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Families Health

Mercy Health opens Whittlesea Early Parenting Centre

Mercy Health has officially opened the Whittlesea Early Parenting Centre, which will provide crucial day-stay and longer residential-stay programs for children aged up to four years old.

Health HIgher Education

Kimberley medical school a game changer for regional health 

The University of Notre Dame Australia will open a new Broome-based medical school, providing a much-needed boost to medical services and doctor numbers in the Kimberley region. 

Health Politics

ACT Government facing renewed pressure over Calvary takeover

The ACT Government faces renewed pressure over its forced takeover of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, with Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith accused of “bad faith” negotiations in the lead-up to the compulsory acquisition. Source: The Australian.

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.