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Opening Address to the National Conference on Incontinence


The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP presented the opening address to the National Conference on Incontinence on 16 November 2017.

Dementia expansion as Government maintains Central West aged care focus


A major expansion of residential care in Lithgow for people with dementia is on track for completion, as the Australian Government maintains its strong commitment to Central West aged care.

Aged care influenza reviews released


The Australian Government released detailed reviews of aged care homes in Victoria and Tasmania that suffered deadly influenza outbreaks this winter, which revealed poor facility management and low staff vaccination rates.

Farm "work" a bonus for Cedarbrook Aged Care Residents


Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt AM has praised the innovative approach taken by one of Australia’s newest residential aged care facilities, officially opened at Mudgeeraba in Queensland.

Minister congratulates award winners for media coverage of positive ageing


Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, has today congratulated the recipients of the Older People Speak Out Awards (OPSO), which recognise the work of the Australian media in promoting positive ageing.

Time to Give Thanks to Organ and Tissue Donors and Their Families – DonateLife Thank You Day


Sunday 19 November is DonateLife Thank You Day, dedicated to honouring living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families across the nation.

$12 Millon NT Investment Aims to Save Lives and Close the Gap in Indigenous Health


The Australian Government will fund nine landmark Northern Territory medical research projects worth over $12 million, aiming to save children’s lives and help close the gap in Indigenous health.

Darwin Suicide Prevention Focus on Communication, Youth


Resolutions from the third meeting of the Darwin steering committee of the National Suicide Prevention Trial include measures to increase youth empowerment, extend communications and map a safer future for local people.

$2.8 Million Investment Towards Aged Care Evolution


The Australian Government will invest $2.8 million in detailed business case planning for a major project to further develop and improve My Aged Care, Australia’s aged care gateway.

Strategy to guide North West age-friendly communities and job creation


A new strategy has been released aiming to create age-friendly communities across the Pilbara and the Kimberley, while encouraging more seniors support services and greater local employment in aged care.

First Australians conquer NYC marathon


Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, have congratulated the latest squad of Indigenous Marathon Foundation runners on conquering the legendary New York City Marathon.

Ice dependence, chronic disease among targets of North Coast health blitz


Ice dependence, mental conditions, suicide prevention and chronic disease are among the targets of a $9.1 million funding investment, from 2016-17, from the Australian Government, aiming to improve Indigenous health across north-eastern New South Wales.

New aged care workforce taskforce to focus on safety and quality


The Australian Government has announced an expert taskforce to develop a wide-ranging workforce strategy, focused on supporting safe, quality aged care for senior Australians.

Official Opening, John Edmondson VC Gardens


The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP officially opened the John Edmondson VC Gardens on 30 October 2017.

Robots, Laser Beams Highlight Future of Aged Care Innovation


A state-of-the-art residential aged care facility in Austral in western Sydney sets new standards in the use of technology to support residents’ safety and wellbeing.

Free healthy food app dials up good tucker for remote Indigenous communities


A new mobile phone app has been launched which promises to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote areas make healthy food choices.

National Press Club Address


The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP spoke at the National Press Club in Canberra on 25 October 2017.

Quality review released: Aged care assessment visits to be unannounced


Announced accreditation visits will be replaced with unannounced audits across Australia’s residential aged care facilities, to help ensure safe, quality care standards are maintained at all centres at all times.

Transition to community control model positions West Arnhem for greater health benefits


The Australian Government will invest almost half a million dollars to support the transition of four health clinics across the Northern Territory’s West Arnhem region to a community control health service.

Evaluation of Indigenous Australians’ Health Program


Independent consultants have been engaged to conduct evaluations of the Australian Government’s Indigenous Australians’ Health Program (IAHP).

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