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Category: Health

Kept in the dark: Disability community says NDIS reforms are not transparent

The disability community objects to a perceived lack of transparency in the Federal Government’s proposed reforms to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS was developed through co-design, Dougie Herd, chair of...

I am not a number: Do NDIS reforms put people into boxes?

Opponents of National Disability Insurance Scheme reforms believe that independent assessments are simplistic, and overlook individual needs.

‘Guaranteed to fail’: Canberra disability community opposes NDIS reforms

The Government says reforms will make the NDIS more flexible, but disability advocates and support services fear changes will be disastrous.

ACT to roll out new prescription monitoring system

A new real-time prescription monitoring system will be rolled out in the ACT next year.

Canberra Health Services chief resigns

Canberra Health Services CEO Bernadette McDonald announced today that she would resign to return to her family in Melbourne.

Survey finds volunteering delivers health, career benefits, friendships

Volunteering improves physical and mental health, enhances skills and knowledge, builds friendships and networks as well as delivering feelings of personal satisfaction through contributing, a new survey has found.

Job insecurity, poor work-life balance affect whole family

Research by UniSA’s Centre for Workplace Excellence shows that poor work-life balance and job insecurity can affect the whole family – not just individual workers.

Safe and Connected Youth pilot keeps young people off the streets

The Safe and Connected Youth pilot has reduced the risk of homelessness for all participating young people, an evaluation shows.

Shawls save lives: Encouraging Aboriginal women to get checked for breast cancer

Aboriginal women can get checked for breast cancer in style and safety, thanks to culturally appropriate shawls designed by a local artist.

New designs released for the Canberra Hospital expansion

The public has until mid-June to comment on the revised Development Application for the Canberra Hospital expansion.

Organ donation to be recorded on ACT death certificates in Australian first

From today, families of organ donors will have the option to have their loved one’s donation recorded on the death register and on the donor’s death certificate.

Mother’s Day Classic ambassador Louise Momber dreams of a cancer-free future

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, a fact of life Mother’s Day Classic ambassador Louise Momber is determined to change.

Check your heart this Heart Week

Almost 10 years ago, Canberra local Glen Farrant thought he had only pulled a muscle as his chest began to ache. He had spent hours doing heavy lifting and at midnight, after a...

Step Up Step Down mental health facility opens

The first patients at the new Southside Community Step Up Step Down mental health facility in Garran take up residence today.

Canberra Hospital opens refurbished cancer ward

The Canberra Hospital’s refurbished cancer and haematology ward was opened today by ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith.

Assistive Technology Australia comes to Canberra for a week of activities

Assistive Technology Australia (ATA) will be hosting a series of events and activities in Canberra next week to help locals with disability, seniors and carers thrive. After a strong and repeated calls for...

Public health alert: Death Cap mushrooms increasing markedly in Canberra

The growth of Death Cap mushrooms in the ACT has increased significantly this week with the onset of autumn, prompting ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman today to again warn Canberrans not to eat or pick any wild mushrooms.

Gawanggal mental health unit helps patients return to normal life

The newly refurbished Gawanggal mental health unit will help Canberrans with mental health conditions resume everyday life.

Dip in sexual assault stats prompts ACT Policing to encourage reports

Despite fewer police reports, anecdotal evidence from other services in recent weeks indicates higher demand for help from sexual assault survivors.

Youth urged to complete Mission Australia survey

Focusing on young people’s housing situation, disability and experiences of discrimination, Mission Australia’s 2021 Youth Survey is now open. Now in its 20th year, the Youth Survey is the largest online survey of its...

New project supports middle-aged ACT women to avoid risky alcohol use

A project to discourage “risky levels” of drinking amongst middle-aged ACT women launches this week, using an online tool to intervene.
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