Media statement: Aged Care Amendment Bill is a first step but more needed to ensure quality care

 

The Federal Government’s Aged Care Amendment Bill is a welcome first step in over-due sector reform, but more is required to meet the complex healthcare needs of older people.

 
 

Aussie tradies asked to share the load, prioritise physical and mental health

 

Through recent lockdowns and disaster relief efforts, tradies have shouldered a lot, and while many workers have been doing it tough, tradies remain consistently over-represented in workplace injuries and mental health statistics.

August is Tradies National Health Month (TNHM) and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) wants tradies to share the load and prioritise their physical and mental health.

 
 

Australian Physiotherapy Association calls for action as Australia lags in recognition and response to long COVID

 
 
 

Preventative health reform key to reducing Australia’s disease burden

 
 
 

Physiotherapy fundamental to sustainable aged care

 
 
 

People living with dementia deserve timely access to physiotherapy

 

The APA and Dementia Australia are calling for timely and ongoing access to appropriately funded physiotherapy for people living with dementia.

 
 

‘Be brave, make change’ theme for NRW rings true

 

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has set out this National Reconciliation Week (NRW) to be brave and make change with their National President, a proud Palawa man, at the helm in the journey towards Closing the Gap and reconciliation.

 
 

Long-term vision for health remains to be seen this election

 

A long-term vision for health is nowhere to be found this election campaign.

 
 

Singular focus on medical workforce investment ignores critical role of allied health

 

Optimal care relies on multidisciplinary teams working together and leveraging the skills of a range of health professionals.

 
 

Long-COVID clinics essential to Australia's recovery

 

Over 6 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, with more than 7,600 tragic deaths