Australian Government Health Budget Overview 2017-18

Australian Government Health Budget Overview 2017-18 Tonight, Australian College of Nursing (ACN) representatives attended the Australian Government 2017-18 Budget briefing by the Hon Greg Hunt MP Minister for Health, Minister for Sport. The following provides an overview of the Health Budget as outlined in the Government’s Health Budget 2017-18 Fact Sheets available here. Guaranteeing Medicare…

Health Investment A Step In The Right Direction

Health Investment A Step In The Right Direction The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the Treasurer’s Budget which outlined investment and support for the four pillars of the health system: guaranteeing Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; supporting hospitals; prioritising preventative and mental health; and investing in medical research. “The Australian College of Nursing supports…

Opt-out Must Be Brought In

Opt-out Must Be Brought In The Australian College of Nursing is calling on the Federal Government to adopt the key recommendation of the Evaluation of the Participation Trials for the My Health Record final report and implement a national op-out approach to shared electronic health records. “Shared electronic health records will save lives,” Australian College…

Choosing Wisely Good For Us All

Choosing Wisely Good For Us All The Australian College of Nursing is throwing its weight behind the Choosing Wisely campaign’s aim of improving health outcomes by reducing unnecessary test, treatments and procedures for patients in hospital. “Nurses make up 50 per cent of the health workforce and have the most contact with patients at the…

Victoria’s Health Investment Aspirational

Victoria’s Health Investment Aspirational The Victorian Government’s prioritisation of health care in this week’s Budget has been warmly welcomed by the Australian College of Nursing. “Around $2.9 billion has been allocated to the health system, which is about 38 per cent of the overall Victorian Budget,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward…

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Receive Further Support

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses Receive Further Support Further funding support announced by the Commonwealth Government for prostate cancer nurses is welcome news for patients and their families. “The Australian College of Nursing welcomes the continued support for prostate cancer specialist nurses announced by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health, today. Prostate cancer nurses…