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November 2017


Opening Address to the National Conference on Incontinence

16 November 2017

Speech

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

15 November 2017

Media release

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.


Farm "work" a bonus for Cedarbrook Aged Care Residents

14 November 2017

Media release

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

14 November 2017

Media release

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.


Aged care influenza reviews released

13 November 2017

Media release

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.


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

13 November 2017

Media release

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


Darwin Suicide Prevention Focus on Communication, Youth

10 November 2017

Media release

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.


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

10 November 2017

Media release

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.


$2.8 Million Investment Towards Aged Care Evolution

07 November 2017

Media release

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

07 November 2017

Media release

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

06 November 2017

Media release

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

06 November 2017

Media release

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

01 November 2017

Media release

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.

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