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Record Investment Advances Long Term National Health Plan

02/04/2019

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.


Transcript Speech to Aboriginal Health Council of WA

01/04/2019

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech to Aboriginal Health Council of WA


Transcript Speech – Sodexo Reconciliation Action Plan

01/04/2019

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP speech on the Sodexo Reconciliation Action Plan.


Stronger Restraint Regulations to Protect Senior Australians

30/03/2019

The Morrison Government has moved to significantly strengthen the regulations that apply to the use of physical and chemical restraints in aged care homes.


Applications open for Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCU)

29/03/2019

The Morrison Government is providing additional support to people with dementia through the opening of applications under the Specialist Dementia Care Program.


Caulfield to get a Specialist Dementia Care Unit

29/03/2019

The Morrison Government is investing more than $5 million in specialist dementia care services in the inner Melbourne suburb of Caulfield.


Culture Training for Nurses working with Seniors

29/03/2019

The Morrison Government will provide $300,000 for development of a new learning framework to help nurses working with senior Australians from many cultures.


Lake Macquarie to get a Specialist Dementia Care Unit

29/03/2019

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.


Simplifying Forms for Senior Australians Requiring Aged Care Services

29/03/2019

The Coalition Government has slashed the amount of red tape older Australians face when applying for assistance with the costs of aged care services.


Stronger Aged Care Protections for Senior Australians

29/03/2019

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.


Music Therapy Improving Lives as People Living with Dementia Tune in

28/03/2019

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.


$180,000 for Nganampa Council to deliver Health Programs in APY Lands

27/03/2019

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.


Wyatt and Drum Announce $4.7 Million for Care of Disadvantaged Elderly

27/03/2019

$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.


$6.3 Million to Continue Health Data Portal Development

26/03/2019

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.


Aged Care Sector Committee Appointments

26/03/2019

The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has appointed three new members to the Aged Care Sector Committee.


New Bush Camp Vehicles to Improve Health Outcomes for Remote First Australians

26/03/2019

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.


Response to Syphilis Outbreak Steps up Again

26/03/2019

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.


1.9 Million to Continue Partnership in Culture Care Program

25/03/2019

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.


Local Heroes Like Deadly Dan Drive Down Indigenous Smoking

25/03/2019

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.


Support for Premier Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference

25/03/2019

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.

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