Health.gov.au Bondi Beach cattle drive to muster more organ donors 2018-03-17T09:02:55.000000000+10:00 A herd of cattle have hoofed it along Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach today to celebrate hope, mateship and the life-changing benefits made possible through organ and tissue donation. Taking action: Strengthening aged care homes quality compliance 2018-03-17T08:38:25.000000000+10:00 From today, unannounced quality and safety audits will come into force across all Australian residential aged care homes, as the Turnbull Government builds on its aged care reforms. Extra Support for Kiama’s Dementia Friendly Community 2018-03-16T11:17:06.000000000+10:00 Kiama’s development as a dementia-friendly community will receive a funding boost from the Australian Government’s Dementia-Friendly Communities Initiative, to extend the district’s leading role in dementia innovation. Medical research to uncover better treatment for Indigenous Australians 2018-03-15T14:33:54.000000000+10:00 The Turnbull Government will invest more than $6 million in a health science centre in Alice Springs which is focused on addressing health challenges faced by Indigenous Australians. Dementia films and mobile app to support communities in need 2018-03-15T09:44:02.000000000+10:00 Reducing the devastating impact of dementia in Chinese, Indian and Arab communities is the aim of 15 new films in an online and app format now in production across Australia. Cutting red tape for Australian Aged Care 2018-03-15T09:40:00.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government is streamlining aged care accommodation approvals, so that providers can continue to focus on their core business of caring and supporting senior Australians. Dedicated mental health training for undergraduate nurses 2018-03-14T16:01:24.000000000+10:00 The Australian Government is strengthening its commitment to Australia’s health workforce by providing $128,000 to deliver mental health course materials in undergraduate nursing degrees New, comprehensive voice for aged care skills and workforce planning 2018-03-14T08:54:39.000000000+10:00 An Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is being formed to tackle critical skills and workforce issues identified by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce. RAAF Base Tindal PFAS Blood Testing to Start This Week 2018-03-14T08:13:36.000000000+10:00 Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, has announced that a Voluntary Blood Testing Program for people impacted by PFAS contamination from RAAF Base Tindal in Katherine will begin on Saturday 17 March. New partnership to drive better healthcare research and development 2018-03-12T12:34:21.000000000+10:00 The Turnbull Government has set up a new advisory board to work with the United States to promote technology and innovation in healthcare.