A range of aged care stakeholder organisations and unions have congratulated new prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on Saturday night's federal election victory, hoping the new Government will be swift and committed in addressing many of the pressing issues in the sector.
Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.
Catholic Health Australia is calling on the Government to go beyond retention bonuses for aged care staff and use the upcoming Budget to slash training fees for would be workers and lift care subsidies to provide urgent relief in the Omicron-plagued sector.
Catholic Health Australia says it welcomes the approval of a booster COVID-19 shot, but is calling on the Government to ensure health and aged care workers remain a priority and that the shots are compulsory.
Catholic hospitals and Catholic aged care providers have welcomed the news the Federal Government has declared it has no intention of reversing a ban to allow the Territories to introduce assisted suicide.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) is calling for the urgent approval of a Covid vaccine booster shot to avoid an October 2021 vaccination immunity 'cliff' currently looming on the horizon for Australia's hospitals and aged care facilities.