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ACT Government takes first STEPS towards new health precinct

The ACT Government has lodged plans for the development of a new health precinct, which will include a youth mental health service run by Marymead CatholicCare. Source: Canberra Times.


From cleaners to nurses, new dementia care training program covers entire staff

An innovative, in-house dementia care training program is seeing positive outcomes for aged care residents living with dementia – and greater understanding from staff. Source: VMCH.

Health Politics

Senate votes down bill to force inquiry into Calvary takeover

The Senate yesterday voted down a last-ditch attempt to force the ACT to conduct an inquiry into the takeover of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Source: Canberra Times.

Health Politics

Work to draft Calvary takeover law signed off a year before it was announced

The ACT’s Cabinet signed off on the start of work to draft a law to compulsorily acquire Calvary Public Hospital Bruce almost a year before the Government announced the takeover. Source: Canberra Times.


Doctor described as ‘an institution’ honoured at Catholic Health conference

A renowned gynaecologist/obstetrician who has worked at Melbourne’s Mercy Hospital for Women for almost 40 years has been awarded this year’s Sr Maria Cunningham Lifetime Contribution Award at Catholic Health Australia’s annual conference. 

Health Politics

Senate committee rejects call for inquiry into hospital takeover

A Senate bill to force the ACT Legislative Assembly to conduct an inquiry into the takeover of the former Calvary Public Hospital Bruce should not pass, a committee has concluded. Source: Canberra Times. 

Health Politics

Calvary inquiry told ‘self-government in ACT not a right’

Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese chancellor Patrick McArdle has told a Senate inquiry that self-government in the ACT is not a right. Source: ABC News.

Health Politics

Senate inquiry told Calvary takeover ‘bordered on unconscionable conduct’

Leaders of Calvary Health Care have criticised the ACT Government for the way it took over its former public hospital in the Canberra suburb of Bruce. Source: Canberra Times.

Euthanasia Health

ACT Government criticised over legislative tactics

Senior Canberra-Goulburn priest Fr Tony Percy has criticised the ACT Government for the way it passed legislation decriminalising some drugs, raising alarm over whether the same “lack of due process” will be applied to its euthanasia laws. Source: The Australian.