The Liberal National Government is investing a record $104 billion in 2019–20, up from $75 billion in 2012–13, as part of a comprehensive, patient-focused investment of $435 billion over the next four years. It guarantees Medicare, makes a range of life-saving medicines and services more accessible and affordable, reduces out-of-pocket costs, strengthens primary care and mental health and invests in breakthrough medical research.
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to Aboriginal Health Council of WA
Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech on the Sodexo Reconciliation Action Plan.
The Morrison Government has moved to significantly strengthen the regulations that apply to the use of physical and chemical restraints in aged care homes.
The Morrison Government is providing additional support to people with dementia through the opening of applications under the Specialist Dementia Care Program.
The Morrison Government is investing more than $5 million in specialist dementia care services in the inner Melbourne suburb of Caulfield.
The Morrison Government will provide $300,000 for development of a new learning framework to help nurses working with senior Australians from many cultures.
The Morrison Government is boosting support for specialist dementia care in the NSW city of Lake Macquarie, through an investment of more than $5 Million in an eight-bed unit at Cardiff.
The Coalition Government has slashed the amount of red tape older Australians face when applying for assistance with the costs of aged care services.
The Australian Government has released a new report detailing options for a Serious Incident Response Scheme for aged care, including findings that a broader range of incidents should be reported.
Research funded by the Australian Government highlights the potential of musical reminiscence therapy in reducing negative symptoms and improving the lives of older Australians living with dementia.
Ensuring high quality primary health care is delivered in a culturally competent way is key to improving the health and wellbeing of First Australians in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.
$4.7 million in federal funding has been announced for Wintringham to establish a new residential aged care facility (RACS) adjacent to their existing facility in Shepparton, Victoria.
The Australian Government is investing a further $6.3 million to continue the development of the Health Data Portal (the Portal) used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services funded under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) to report Indigenous health data.
The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has appointed three new members to the Aged Care Sector Committee.
A new health initiative that places culture, language and the expertise of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men at its centre will receive additional financial support from the Australian Government.
The Australian Government is again stepping up the fight against the syphilis outbreak affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in central, northern and southern Australia.
The Morrison Government will provide $1.9 million to continue the successful Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) program, to help ensure senior Australians have access to an inclusive aged care system that embraces diversity.
A new report shows the power of local campaigns - including Aboriginal superhero Deadly Dan in his possum skin cloak - are cementing the success of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program, which is being supported by a $183.7 million commitment from the Morrison Government.
The Morrison Government will sponsor the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference to be held in Darwin from 18 to 20 June 2019.