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Almost 10,000 new residential aged care places announced

26/05/2017

The Australian Government has announced funding to give almost 10,000 more older Australians access to residential aged care services.


Launch of new online resource - palliAGED website

25/05/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at launch of the palliAGED website at Parliament House on 25 May 2017


Online resource for end-of-life care

25/05/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has launched a new website containing important evidence-based medical and practical information to support the provision of palliative care to older people at the end of life.


Australia provides financial support to global efforts to fight infectious diseases

22/05/2017

Australia will be providing $2 million to support international efforts to develop vaccines to fight emerging infectious diseases, the Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, announced at a G20 meeting of Health Ministers in Germany.


Information Sharing on Digital Health, a Focus of Health Cooperation with Germany

19/05/2017

Information sharing on the best uses of digital health to improve the health status of populations is a key focus of a Joint Declaration of Intent on Bilateral Health Cooperation.


Australia to attend G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting to advance international health cooperation

16/05/2017

The Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, leaves for Germany to attend the first ever G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting, where he will represent the Australian Government at this premier forum for international economic cooperation.


Expansion of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program

16/05/2017

The Federal Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, announced three new sites for the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant, or women pregnant with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child.


Review of Community Visitors Scheme

15/05/2017

The final report of the review into the Australian Government’s Community Visitors Scheme was released by the Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt.


Appointment of Panel to review National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes

11/05/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, announced the two person team who will conduct the independent review on national aged care quality regulatory processes.


Indigenous health programs boost in the Federal Budget

11/05/2017

The Australian Government has continued its commitment to provide better health services for Indigenous Australians with a funding boost in the Federal Budget.


Services for older Australians given a boost in Federal Budget

11/05/2017

Older Australians will benefit from the Australian Government’s 2017-18 Federal Budget with continued funding of $5.5 billion to extend funding agreements for assistance for people to stay in their own homes.


Consultation Opens on the Aged Care Diversity Framework

08/05/2017

The Diversity Framework will be relevant for all older people and will focus on acknowledging an individual’s diverse needs


State of the Art – Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association 2017 National Conference

05/05/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association 2017 National Conference on 5 May 2017


Federal Aged Care Minister to Commission Review of Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes

01/05/2017

The Australian Government is commissioning an independent review of the Commonwealth’s aged care quality regulatory processes to determine why they did not identify the extent of the failures of care at Makk and McLeay wards, as documented in the recent South Australian Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service review.


Strengthening Residential Aged Care Funding

19/04/2017

The Australian Government is continuing to explore options to strengthen the way residential aged care funding is determined.


Consultation invited on reviews of aged care strategies for people from diverse backgrounds

17/04/2017

The Australian Government is reviewing the national strategies that support the aged care needs of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities and people across both sectors are being encouraged to put their views.


Improving Our National Organ and Tissue Donation System

16/04/2017

The Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, released the Federal Government’s response to an independent review of how the national reform program to increase Australia’s rate of organ and tissue donation was progressing.


Community Awareness Grants to help increase donor registration

06/04/2017

The Australian Government has made available $473,000 in Community Awareness Grants to support community-based initiatives to boost the number of registered organ donors and applications are now open.


Transcript of interview on NITV with Allan Clarke

05/04/2017

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP was interviewed by Allan Clarke on NITV Program The Point on 5 April 2017.


Reducing Indigenous smoking to Close the Gap

30/03/2017

The Australian Government will provide $35.2 million next financial year to continue anti-smoking programs targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in regional and remote areas.

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