Health

Australia lags behind on palliative care in the home

A GRATTAN Institute report, Dying Well, shows that Australia is far behind other OECD countries when it comes to home-based palliative care services to allow people to die in their own homes.

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Medicare co-payment to hit over 65s hardest

IF more proof was required about the negative impact that the proposed Medicare and PBS co-payments will have on people’s health and hip pockets, it has arrived. The University of Sydney released a study in July estimating the additional out-of-pocket costs with which Australian patients will be hit.

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Dying to Know Day

DYING to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

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Public hearing services under threat

THE PUBLICLY run Australian Hearing is facing privatisation with the Australian Budget announcement of a “scoping study” to determine how it can be run by a private enterprise.

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Health Care Complaints

Got a complaint about the health care you received in NSW? You can contact the Health Care Complaints Commission on 1800 043 159 from 9am – 5pm on weekdays.

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