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An announcement today by Ministers Colbeck and Robert of a strategy and funding to support younger people in residential aged care to find age-appropriate accommodation and live independently in the community is warmly welcomed by the Australian...

‘It’s high time that Australia’s referral system to specialist care was brought up to date—in the interests of patients and to meet management requirements for today’s ongoing chronic health conditions’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the...

New Australian research on COVID-19 screening of hospital patients during the first wave of the pandemic found that the documentation of patient screening procedures before surgery could be improved. The COVID Screen Audit study has been published in...

‘The Australian Government’s announcement that Medicare-supported telehealth arrangements for GP consultations will continue to March 2021 is welcome—but there is a sting in the tail for patients’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian...

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT Marie Stopes Australia and Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Government silence on Medicare item numbers is impacting healthcare The Australian Government must act quickly to expand and protect COVID-19 Medicare items...

‘Our nation’s experience in tackling the challenges of COVID-19 provides a catalyst for re-imagining healthcare’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). ‘Not only do we have to be better...

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