COVID-19

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has today announced it will jointly award the 2020 Sidney Sax medal for outstanding contributions to the development and improvement of Australian healthcare to the Australian National University...

The RPA Virtual Hospital, known as rpavirtual, is a new model of care which combines Sydney Local Health District's (SLHD) integrated hospital and community care with the latest digital solutions. rpavirtual was launched in early 2020 as an...

‘Tonight’s Commonwealth Budget makes major commitments in health and aged care, much needed to address the major challenges Australia has confronted during the COVID-19 pandemic - but there are many areas of significant need where more effort is required...

‘The pandemic experience this year is a clear reason for the establishment of an Australian Centre for Disease Control,’ says Alison Verhoeven, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive. ‘We welcome Labor’s announcement today...

‘Telehealth hospital outpatient specialist appointments do not seem to have a reduced rate of non-attendance compared with face-to-face appointments’, says the Editor-in-Chief of Australian Health Review , Dr Sonĵ Hall. Australian Health Review (AHR) is...

AHHA provided the following submission in response to the Australian Government Department of Health’s Consultation Paper to inform the development of a 10-year National Preventive Health Strategy. The consultation paper was made available at...

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...

‘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...

‘Emerging data show that cancer diagnostic and treatment delays due to COVID-19 priorities may lead to a substantial increase in the number of avoidable cancer deaths’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

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