The Minister for Ageing has announced 375 additional aged care places for SA and pledged ongoing commitment to Labor’s election promises.
Medicare and NEHTA have signed a contract to develop a Unique Health Identifier (UHI) service.
Western Australian provider St Bartholomew’s House will develop a hostel for aged, disadvantaged and homeless men in Perth with $25 million in state and federal funding.
Victoria will have a Seniors Advocacy, Information and Legal (SAIL) Centre by April.
Justine Elliot and her state and territory colleagues announce extra funding for HACC programs around the country.
The Tasmanian Government launches a new HACC program to promote independent living.
The Minister for Ageing has announced that the Commonwealth Government will continue to fund the Dementia Initiative beyond 2007. Christopher Pyne said the decision demonstrates the Howard Government’s commitment to people with dementia.
The Federal Government has unveiled a $15 million policy that will allow all Australians over 65 to have a geriatric assessment under Medicare.
The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have announced $14.9 million in extra funding for the states Home and Community Care projects.
The Government will provide a further $48 million over four years for the GPs Panels Fund.
The Federal Government will spend $15.4 million on two palliative care projects
The Minister for Ageing Christopher Pyne and Western Australian Minister for Health Jim McGinty announced today the release of around $922,000 to support Home and Community Care (HACC) services in Western Australia.
Frail aged people, younger people with a disability and their carers will benefit from a joint Australian and NSW Government allocation of $3.96 million in funding for Home and Community Care (HACC) services in New South Wales.
The Minister for Ageing has announced a $250,000 ‘Rapid Response Team’ pilot project to help clients and services held up by ACAT backlogs.