Tasmania’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was narrowly defeated in the lower house on Thursday night, 13 votes to 11.
With the support of the local council and state government, a Tasmanian operator has started building a new $46 million independent retirement living and aged care complex in Hobart.
The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler visited a nursing home in Tasmania last week, to see the results of the government’s Day Therapy Centre program.
The University of Tasmania launched its teaching aged care facilities program yesterday, at the same time as the government announced more funding for similar initiatives elsewhere.
A unique music therapy program for aged care residents in Tasmania puts them in control and gives them a new sense of purpose.
The federal member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, threw his support behind aged care nurses on Friday.
Professionals from all parts of the healthcare sector will conduct collaborative projects.
The Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments have increased the state’s HACC funding in a new three-year plan.
Darren Mathewson has been appointed CEO of Aged and Community Services Tasmania.