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December 2017


Hearing Services Review Aims to Improve Client Care

22 December 2017

Media release

The Minister responsible for hearing services, Ken Wyatt AM, released the findings of the Review of Services and Technology Supply under the Government’s Hearing Services Program (HSP).


My Life My Lead Report: Tackling Social Determinants and Strengthening Culture Key to Improving Indigenous Health

21 December 2017

Media release

The Australian Government has released results of national consultations that highlight the importance of culture and tackling the social determinants of health, to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


$3 Million Lift For Rural and Remote Aged Care Services

19 December 2017

Media release

The Australian Government’s commitment to aged care services for senior Australians living in rural and remote areas has been boosted by more than $3 million.


More Indigenous Health Leaders for Remote Australia

15 December 2017

Media release

The Australian Government will support a further 14 Northern Territory Aboriginal health services staff members to undertake specialised leadership and management training, as it continues moves to bolster the indigenous health workforce.


Launch of the Red Cross Christmas Season of Belonging Campaign

10 December 2017

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Red Cross Christmas Season of Belonging Campaign on 10 December 2017.


Launch of the Passing on Wisdom: Jason’s Diabetes story

09 December 2017

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Passing on Wisdom: Jason’s Diabetes story on 9 December 2017.


Care Alert: Reach Out To Reduce Loneliness This Christmas

10 December 2017

Media release

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM has launched a national campaign to reduce loneliness this festive season, revealing he recently visited an aged care home where, year-round, none of the residents receive visitors.


Tribute to Sol Bellear

09 December 2017

Media release

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM has paid tribute to legendary civil rights campaigner, mentor and sportsman Sol Bellear.


A Brave Young Dad’s Lifesaving Message for all Australians

09 December 2017

Media release

A heartbreaking video message has been released, realising Jason Bartlett’s dying wish to raise awareness of the importance of men taking personal responsibility for their health.


Launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework

06 December 2017

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Aged Care Diversity Framework on 6 December 2017.


Expanding East Gippsland Services for a Healthier Future

06 December 2017

Media release

A $5.14 million Australian Government investment in Bairnsdale’s new Brabuwoolong Medical Centre has secured a major step forward for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services in East Gippsland.


New Era for Diversity in Aged Care

06 December 2017

Media release

The Australian Government has released Australia’s latest Aged Care Diversity Framework, signalling a new, more inclusive era in aged care.


Launch of the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN)

29 November 2017

Speech

The Federal Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP launched the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) on 29 November 2017.


Remote Area Health Corps celebrates 5000th NT placement

05 December 2017

Media release

A successful program to help overcome critical health workforce shortages in the Northern Territory has placed its 5000th health professional.


Appointment of New Aged Care Financing Authority Chair

04 December 2017

Media release

The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM has announced the appointment of Mike Callaghan, AM PSM, as the new Chair of the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA).


1.3 Million Australians Benefit from Record Aged Care Funding

01 December 2017

Media release

The Australian Government spent a record total of $17.1 billion on aged care in 2016-17, for services provided to 1.3 million senior Australians.

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