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A delegation from Australia, including the Prime Minister’s Suicide Prevention Adviser, Ms Christine Morgan, attended a major international suicide prevention conference in Northern Ireland last week.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers have five weeks to finish uploading grandfathered client data into the My Aged Care Provider Portal.
The Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, and Minister for Youth and Sport, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, has released the Home Care Packages Program Data Report covering the period from 1 April to 30 June 2019.
Statement from the Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers about e-cigarettes and an emerging link between their use and lung disease.
The Australian Government has agreed to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s request for an extension of six months to continue to hear evidence from Australians and conduct its deliberations.
The Australian Government is working proactively to find solutions to support patients following an unexpected shortage of nuclear medicine scans in hospitals and medical centres.
A reminder that feedback on the Australian Healthcare Associates' discussion paper for system navigator models is due on Monday 16 September 2019.
The Prime Minister’s National Suicide Prevention Adviser works across government and with relevant Ministers to improve the coordination and delivery of suicide prevention activities.
The Australian Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for reproductive and gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, cervical and fallopian tube cancer.
The high risk season for major Australian weather events and bushfires is approaching. It is important that all aged care providers are well prepared and able to respond to emergency events which may impact your service and ability to deliver care.
The department is seeking applications from existing aged care and disability service providers to deliver priority Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) services to targeted Aged Care Planning Regions.
We are seeking your feedback on two proposed alternative models for allocating residential aged care places that encourage greater consumer choice. Your suggestions for other allocation models are also welcome.
The Australian Government will invest $27 million to provide affordable access to 3 new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 September 2019.
The Australian Government will establish an expert National Taskforce, and commission a National Action Plan to improve diagnosis, treatment and the understanding of blood cancers.
This consultation aims to assist in the development of the finer details of a SIRS and inform further advice to government on structure and operation, legislative requirements and resourcing implications.
A new medicinal cannabis manufacturing facility in Southport, Queensland will help meet growing demand in Australia, and secure export opportunities.
The department is seeking feedback from all Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) providers about current and planned service delivery. This information will be used to develop the design of the CHSP over the 2020 - 2022 extension period.
The Aged Care Forms Taskforce webinar was a huge success, with a large number of aged care stakeholders logging in to hear about the new and simplified aged care means assessment forms.
The Chair of the Inquiry into the events at Earle Haven Retirement Village on 11 July 2019 has called for public submissions to inform her investigation.
The Australian Government will invest over $40 million to provide affordable access to 2 new medicine listings through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This will help Australians with opiate addiction and those suffering breathlessness throughout their final stages of life.