The Australian College of Nursing congratulates new Federal Health Minister
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, welcoming the Hon. Greg Hunt MP as Australia’s new Health and Sport Minister and the Hon. Ken Wyatt MP Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “On behalf of ACN I congratulate Minister Hunt and Minister Wyatt on their new roles. Nurses understand the societal and economic forces that shape health and aged care, and we look forward to working with both Ministers to improve care outcomes.”

ACN is the pre-eminent and national leader of the nursing profession, whose mission is to enhance health care by advancing nurse leadership. Nurse leaders are powerful change-agents in improving care and play an essential role in the reform agenda. ACN is committed to ensuring that health and aged care systems are person centred and sustainable for future generations.

ACN acknowledges the media release made available today by Minister Hunt and thank him for sharing his personal connections with the nursing profession.

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