The Department of Health has announced that secretary Glenys Beauchamp is retiring and chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy as her successor.
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The federal and state health ministers have made medicine safety a national priority in the wake of the aged care royal commission’s interim findings.
The government has announced a $3 million funding boost to support the national programs for training the aged care workforce and supporting facilities to better manage dementia-related behaviours.
A research institute at Macquarie University has secured $1.8 million to develop a digital dashboard to help aged care providers monitor quality indicators and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Aged care is set to move department again – for the second time in two years. While Christian Porter becomes shortest serving minister responsible for the sector, of just over a week.
It was a case of power to the people when residents of northern Sydney took on the State Government for crucial palliative care services