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July 2018


Students Write to Save Lives Through Gift of Organ Donation

31 July 2018

Media release

What if your words had the power to save lives? This is the challenge facing young writers across Western Australia, in a competition aiming to raise awareness of lifesaving organ donation and to increase organ donor registration.


Community Control and Local Jobs for NT Health Centres

30 July 2018

Media release

A local jobs boost is expected in East Arnhem Land, as the final two of six remote health clinics transition to community control, after the Australian Government provided up to $1.8 million to the Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation.


What are you waiting for? Register now to save lives

29 July 2018

Media release

This year’s DonateLife Week theme – Everyone is a potential donor. What are you waiting for? - is critical because we need many more registered organ and tissue donors.


What Are You Waiting For? Register to be an Organ Donor

27 July 2018

Media release

Australians are urged to wait no longer to register as organ and tissue donors this DonateLife Week (29 July – 5 August 2018).


DonateLife and AFL Team up for Lifesaving Goal

26 July 2018

Media release

Football fans across the nation are urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register, as the Australian Football League (AFL) again teams up with DonateLife to promote lifesaving organ and tissue donation.


Last Chance to be Great, Nominate Australian of The Year

26 July 2018

Media release

Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt AM is putting out an urgent final call for people to nominate their fellow Australians – especially seniors - for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards.


A Better Start to Life to Help More Children Thrive

25 July 2018

Media release

Thousands more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will be given a better start to life through the further expansion of the Australian Government’s, New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (New Directions) program.


New Digital Television Network to Help in Closing The Gap

23 July 2018

Media release

A comprehensive new digital television network will be rolled out across hundreds of health centres, as the Australian Government works with First Nations communities to Close the Gap and achieve health equality.


Funding Helps Riverland Aged Care Service Extend Vital Link

19 July 2018

Media release

The new Ethnic Link Services centre in Renmark will share in almost $1.5 million in funding from the Australian Government to support Riverland seniors to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as they want.


Sam Chisholm’s Lifesaving Legacy Through Organ Donation

10 July 2018

Media release

Sam Chisholm AO leaves many legacies, high among those the leadership he gave to Australia’s Organ and Tissue Authority, as inaugural Chairman.


Funding to Help Waminda Make Smoking History

10 July 2018

Media release

An anti-smoking campaign targeting teenage women and pregnant smokers on the New South Wales South Coast will be able to build on its life-changing work, with a further $610,000 from the Australian Government.


$85 Million to Simplify Aged Care Access and Cut Red Tape

09 July 2018

Media release

Aged care access will be simplified and choice made easier, as the Australian Government invests more than $85 million to streamline means testing and improve the My Aged Care system.


Let’s Get Physical: Reforms Give More Choices For Longer Lives

09 July 2018

Media release

Forty five and 65 year olds will have the opportunity to complete special health, finance and career checks and more than $52 million will be invested in seniors sport and re-ablement programs, to help Australians live longer, healthier lives.


People Plus Technology a Promising Home Care Combination

06 July 2018

Media release

An Australian-first home-based treatment trial that includes holographic virtual doctors, promises to reduce hospitalisation and help older people remain living independently for longer.


New Intraoperative MRI Service to Boost Complex Brain Surgery

06 July 2018

Media release

The new Neville Knuckey Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (IOMRI) suite brings state-of-the-art imaging technology to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, the first service of its kind for adults in Western Australia.


Video Script for the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) Stakeholder Forum

02 July 2018

Speech

Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP transcript of video script for the Medical Software Industry Association (MSIA) Stakeholder Forum.


National Dementia Network to Fast-Track Cures

02 July 2018

Media release

Australia’s quest to find cures and prevent and better manage dementia will be turbocharged by the new Australian Dementia Network (ADNet), including memory centres and a registry of clinical trial volunteers to fast-track research.


Applications Open for Record Aged Care Offering

02 July 2018

Media release

Existing and prospective aged care providers are encouraged to apply for a share in a record offering of more than 14,200 new aged care places, with a special focus on allocations in rural, regional and remote locations.


Funding for Older Australians to Live Independently at Home

01 July 2018

Media release

The Australian Government will invest $5.5 billion in local services to help approximately 800,000 older Australians live independently at home for longer.


$430 Million for Home Support Services in Western Australia

01 July 2018

Media release

More than $430 million will be provided to home support providers to help older West Australians live independently for longer.

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