Safety first in aged care, not profit

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) today told the Senate Community Affairs References Committee that the pursuit of profit must not be allowed to put our vulnerable elderly at increased risk. Providing evidence to the Committee’s inquiry on ‘Effectiveness of the aged care quality assessment and accreditation framework for protecting residents from abuse and poor…

Symposium marks 40 years since the WHO’s Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care

by Stefan Wythes, ACN Policy Officer   On 12 September, ACN Policy staff attended a symposium hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and organised by the Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity based at Flinders University in South Australia. The symposium gave participants the chance to hear from international and Australian experts on…