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HCCA Response to ACT Budget 2024-25

Published: 2024 Local

Overall, the ACT Government has delivered a budget that seeks to meet increasing demand for many health and hospital services through continuing and new commitments to infrastructure and service development. It includes measures relevant to many of HCCA’s current priorities including funding for improvements to: access to outpatients’ services support…

Submission to ACT Government’s 2024-25 Budget Consultation

Published: 2024 Local

HCCA wants to see the 2024-25 ACT Budget address priorities in three key domains of health: 1. improving consumer access to specific support and health services; 2. improving the integration of care within the health system; and 3. supporting the community sector to meet demand for services.

Submission: Consent to Healthcare Treatment Guideline (Canberra Health Services)

Published: 2023 Local

The Canberra Health Services (CHS) Consent to Healthcare Treatment Guidelines provide guidance to clinicians and other health practitioners working within CHS. HCCA views consumer consent to healthcare treatment as a core pillar alongside quality & safety in the operation of health services. HCCA's feedback on the Guidelines emphasises the importance…

Submission: Commonwealth Government COVID-19 Response Inquiry

Published: 2023 National

HCCA's submission to this inquiry details consumer concerns around the Commonwealth COVID response, and suggests mechanisms for better targeting future responses.

Submission: Climate Change Amendment (Duty of Care and Intergenerational Climate Equity) Bill 2023

Published: 2024 National

HCCA's submission to the Senate Inquiry emphasises the impacts of climate change on health and how health equity must be considered in all public policy.

Submission: National Health and Climate Strategy

Published: 2023 National

Climate change is one of the most complex issues we face. It is challenging to address as it cuts across all ecological, social or economic systems and affects human health at a global and local level. We need to be able to answer the question: how do we continue to…

Submission: ACT Health Directorate Draft Disability Health Strategy

Published: 2023 Local

Consumers with disability can find accessing health care and having their specific health and support needs met more difficult. We strongly support the development of the ACT Disability Health Strategy to recognise and address the impediments to equity of care and access and to meet the unique needs of people…

Submission: ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee on Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT

Published: 2023 Local

Canberrans are struggling with the rising cost of living, and these pressures disproportionately affect low- and moderate-income households, especially where these households are not receiving assistance through ACT or Commonwealth Government Programs. The effects of high inflation, stagnant wage growth, and interest rate increases are having a significant impact, meaning…

Submission: Senate Inquiry into Assessment and Support Services for People with ADHD

Published: 2023 National

Consumers with ADHD can find that having it diagnosed helps them make sense of their life and can provide an opportunity to consider treatment options. When there is a lack of early treatment, combined with the experience of symptoms of ADHD, this can lead to the development of other health…

Submission to ACSQHC Consultation on Draft Sustainable Healthcare Module

Published: 2023 National

The proposed Sustainable Healthcare Module (the Module) is a valuable tool that aims to assist Australian healthcare providers in establishing long-term strategies for improving environmental sustainability. It is imperative for healthcare providers to stay up to date with regards to environmental sustainability in order to safeguard the health and well-being…

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