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‘It is with great sadness that we report the death of Professor John Deeble AO at the age of 87 years’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. Often dubbed ‘the father of Medicare’, John Deeble...

‘Despite national guidelines recommending that the safest option for pregnant and breastfeeding women is not to drink, almost half of pregnant women in Australia consume some alcohol during their pregnancy—one of the highest rates in the OECD,’ Deeble...

‘Innovations and lessons learned by our New Zealand neighbours could help Australia provide better coordinated healthcare across our hospitals and general practice, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven...

‘Reforms to home care arrangements for older people are well-intentioned—but have led to some problems’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. ‘Tied in with this is a serious lack of national...

‘It was the worst of times as well as the best of times for us last year at Merri Health in Melbourne’, says Merri Health CEO Nigel Fidgeon. ‘Our head office was totally destroyed by fire in the very early hours of Monday 3 July, thankfully without any...

‘Current funding arrangements for medicines in Australian hospitals are so complex and fragmented that they are difficult to navigate, and may result in unexpected costs or lack of timely and affordable access to optimal medicines’, says Alison Verhoeven...

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