$2.5 million to keep RFDS flying high in WA

Finance

Western Australians will have greater access to medical services where ever they live or travel in the state with the Abbott Government to support the purchase of a new aeroplane for the Western Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA RFDS).

Medicare rebate freeze hurting medical practices

Finance

AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, has said that the ongoing indexation freeze of Medicare patient rebates is placing further pressure on the viability of many medical practices, especially general practices, and forcing patients to pay higher out-of-pocket costs for their health care.

$6.4m to boost care for remote communities

Workforce

A $6.4 million Abbott Government commitment to a nursing in primary health care programme will aim to improve access to health care for rural and remote communities, older Australians and those with chronic disease.

Hospitals spending tops $55 billion a year

Finance

Recurrent hospital expenditure in Australia, for public and private hospitals combined, topped $55 billion in 2013–14, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

MHA welcomes first meeting of ERG

Mental Health

Mental Health Australia today welcomed the first meeting of the Expert Reference Group (ERG) advising the Commonwealth Government on its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s recent Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services.

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