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The webinar on 4 March is for disability providers and peak bodies on the Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine rollout to the disability sector. This webinar will also answer participants’ questions.
The grant opportunity for the Disability Support for Older Australians (DSOA) Program service coordinator is now available.
The Australian Government welcomes the Final Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has today been tabled in Parliament, noting its significant and sweeping proposals for reform of the aged care sector.
The Government has added a life-changing new eczema medicine to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The $270 million in funding to list the medicine will help up to 3,600 Australians over 12 years of age living with severe eczema.
The Australian Government has listed a range of medicines for treating multiple sclerosis, asthma and diabetes on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The listings will provide valuable support for more than 51,800 Australians living with these conditions, saving them up to $29,000 a year.
The Australian Government welcomes the final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has today been tabled in Parliament.
Read the transcript of Minister Hunt's interview with Peter Stefanovic on SKY News First Edition on the Aged care funding and vaccine roll out.
Residential Aged Care Facilities managers (or equivalent) are invited to complete a short online survey about the facility’s preparation for and, if an outbreak occurred, management of a COVID-19 outbreak.
The human biosecurity emergency period under the Biosecurity Act 2015, which has been in place since 17 March 2020 will be extended by an additional three months until 17 June 2021.
Read the transcript of the doorstop interview given by Minister Hunt in Sydney on 2 March 2021 about the arrival of additional Pfizer vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine rollout and aged care royal commission.
This summary report outlines the extensive work carried out in the development of the new and updated National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program quality indicators, for implementation from 1 July 2021
Thousands of South Australians needing urgent mental health assistance will now be able to access cutting edge out-of-hospital care, with the doors opened this week at a nation-first mental health centre that is an alternative to a hospital Emergency Department.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has provided advice to support immunisation providers ahead of this year’s influenza season.
In the issue: Consultation regarding residential aged care facilities on identifying hearing health of residents.
National Gene Technology Scheme: Consultation Regulation Impact Statement and Explanatory Paper – Frequently asked questions
We recently held consultation information sessions to modernise and future-proof the National Gene Technology Scheme. This fact sheet contains a selection of questions and answers that address key issues raised during the sessions.
This document provides a quick overview of the current situation in New Zealand, including case numbers and quarantine-free travel criteria, as at 3 March 2021.Part of a collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – New Zealand – situation update
Read the transcript of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Professor Alison McMillan's Press Conference on 8 February 2021 about coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 vaccination – Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program is underway (newspaper poster for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
This poster informs readers that the COVID-19 vaccination program is underway, outlining the groups most at risk of serious illness, who will be vaccinated first.
This infographic issued on 4 March 2021 provides a weekly traffic light report of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across Australia.Part of a collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19) common operating picture
This weekly report provides a snapshot of data on the impact of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities nationally. The report includes data on the number of services impacted and number of staff and resident cases, as well as workforce, testing and PPE provided to affected services.Part of a collection: COVID-19 outbreaks in Australian residential aged care facilities