Tag Archives: AHHA

Why are we waiting in queue for home care?

Immediate action is needed to reduce the waiting times for Australians approved for home care packages, according to Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Acting CEO Dr Linc Thurecht. “Australians who have been assessed as needing aged care services should not be left waiting in a queue,” he said. “We …

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Insurers’ health plans or unhealthy scams?

Private health insurers’ plans to expand their reach by funding health services in the home met opposition on multiple fronts this week. An article in The Australian  revealed private health insurers are pushing for a reform of the healthcare system to enable them cover patients for treatment outside the hospital …

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Health group’s action call

“Whoever is elected to the next parliament, whether to government, opposition or crossbenches, please consider health in any decisions that you make,” says Alison Verhoeven, CEO of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). In a media statement released this week, Ms Verhoeven outlines how a person’s health and wellbeing …

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Big healthcare reforms needed

The winner of next month’s federal election must have the courage to lead reforms to the health system to keep it effective, efficient and affordable, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) CEO Alison Verhoeven. “Simply throwing new money at old problems will be doing current and future generations of …

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