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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 ground-breaking agreement reached today for private hospitals to contribute to the health sector response to COVID-19 is welcome news, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Chief Executive, Alison Verhoeven. ‘Ensuring we make best use...

‘Last night’s 4 Corners program on out-of-pocket health costs is a warning bell that our political leaders should heed,’ Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. ‘People’s first-hand accounts of...

‘We’re giving Health Ministers an early Christmas gift’, said Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven. ‘Over the past nine months Australian health leaders mapped out how to transform our healthcare system...

‘A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that if you’re very sick, very young or very old, or live in rural areas, and you want to use your private health insurance and choose your doctor, public hospitals are...

‘The right of privately-insured hospital patients to choose their own doctor, whether in a private or public hospital, is fundamental to our healthcare system’, Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association,...

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