ACN Ruth Zionzee – Distinguished Life Fellow
Earlier this month, ARCS Australia held it’s Annual Conference at the International Convention Centre Sydney – ICC Sydney, with the theme of putting patients at the centre of healthcare. Uniquely, the conference included a number of patients who attended, presented or were referenced.
Dental Health Services Victoria has implemented a value based health model for oral health, around the patient and the clinician that included both during co-design. This has been possible with a single oral health data system for the state of Victoria and staff keeping in mind the value and outcomes that patients seek.
The movement to value based healthcare across the industry in Australia, gained pace last month, with the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association launch of the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care.
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.
The AHHA vision is for a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system.
AHHA membership includes state health departments, Local Hospital Networks and public hospitals, community health services, Primary Health Networks and primary healthcare providers, aged care providers, universities, individual health professionals and academics. AHHA is uniquely placed to be an independent, national voice for universal high-quality healthcare to benefit the whole community.
Founded as the Australian Hospital Association in 1946, the AHHA has become a perennial fixture in the national health conversation, maintaining its vision for an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to healthcare of the highest standard when and where they need it.
Ahead of International Nurses Day on Sunday 12th May 2019, Australian College of Nursing (ACN) hosted the Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers. Australian Health Journal met with the finalists and the winner for 2019, Nikki Johnston.
An ACT nurse dedicated to giving people more dignity and choice in their final days was earlier this week night named the inaugural Health Minister’s Nursing Trailblazer at an awards ceremony in Sydney.
Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair Nursing Now and Australian College of Nursing President, Professor Christine Duffield FACN presented the inaugural Health Minister’s Nursing Trailblazer Award to Nikki Johnston MACN, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner based in Canberra at Calvary Health Care’s Clare Holland House.