Funding for aged care and community hub on Noongar country

The Morrison Government will provide more than $240,000 in funding to support holistic and culturally safe aged care and community services for Noongar Elders in Western Australia.

The Morrison Government is providing $247,250 over two years to the Langford Community Association to support the work to establish an innovative Aboriginal Aged Care and Community Hub on Noongar country in metropolitan south-west WA. 

$1.65 MILLION FOR LIFESAVING DIALYSIS INFRASTRUCTURE IN REMOTE QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, today announced $1.65 million to build three specialist facilities to support First Australians needing lifesaving kidney dialysis in remote locations.

The rate of end-stage kidney disease (those on dialysis or waiting for a kidney transplant) for First Nations peoples in remote communities is 18 to 20 times higher than Australians in the broader population.

SENIORS URGED TO HAVE FREE VACCINATIONS TO REDUCE DEADLY FLU RISK

Senior Australians are being urged to take up the free enhanced influenza vaccinations available through the Government-funded National Immunisation Program (NIP) as notification rates for the disease soar, compared with last year.

“This flu season has begun and we know older Australians are especially vulnerable,” said Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM.

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FUNDING TO IMPROVE AGED CARE WELLBEING

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FUNDING TO IMPROVE AGED CARE WELLBEING

The importance of meeting the spiritual needs of senior Australians receiving aged care services will be promoted and supported through national project funding of $544,000 from the Morrison Government.

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM said non-profit organisation Meaningful Ageing Australia would conduct the two programs, helping aged care staff and care recipients understand their obligations and rights in relation to spiritual care.

$10 MILLION TO NAVIGATE MORE CHOICE IN MULTICULTURAL AGED CARE

$10 MILLION TO NAVIGATE MORE CHOICE IN MULTICULTURAL AGED CARE

The Morrison Government will invest $10 million to create a dedicated network of Aged Care System Navigators to assist senior Australians from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds to understand and make the best choices in aged care.

“We are aiming to make a big difference, to ensure our valued multicultural communities have equal access to aged care and retirement services,” said Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Ken Wyatt AM.

FUNDS HELP CAPTAIN STARLIGHT BRING CHILDREN A HEALTHIER FUTURE

The successful Captain Starlight program will help build better health for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, thanks to $816,000 in funding from the Morrison Government.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Healthier Futures Initiative – which includes the Captain Starlight character - works with clinical teams to increase children’s attendance at health clinics and hospitals and improve their health service experience.

$1 MILLION FOR INDI KINDI EARLY YEARS, MENZIES HEALTH LABS AND INDIGENOUS HEAD START TRAINEESHIPS

The Morrison Government will provide up to $1.01 million to continue the Moriarty Foundation’s Indi Kindi Early Years program and establish the Menzies Under 5s Health Labs and Indigenous Head Start Traineeships in two locations in the Northern Territory.

Indi Kindi supports young First Australian children’s health and wellbeing by focusing on their strengths to improve their social, literacy and numeracy skills and help them better prepare for school.

WOUND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN NT TOP END RECEIVES ADDITIONAL $700 000

The Morrison Government is committing an additional $700,000 to the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery to develop educational resources and materials to assist in improving wound management.

The Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery is currently funded to deliver training workshops which includes up-skilling doctors, nurses, community health workers, first respondents and other staff.

$1.6 MILLION TO SHOOT GOALS FOR YOUNG PIONEERS

The Morrison Government is investing $1.65 million over three years from 2019–20 in an exciting program to help improve the lives of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia, through sport, nutritional advice and educational activities.

The Pioneers Aboriginal Corporation uses its successful basketball program as a springboard to help children and youth aged six to 25 years, strengthening and improving social, emotional, cultural and economic opportunities.

BILL BUSTED: INDEPENDENT EXPERTS EXPOSE LABOR’S AGED CARE LIES

You can’t trust a word Bill Shorten and Labor say on aged care, with independent experts repeatedly labelling Labor as “misleading” over its aged care funding lies.  Misleading is a polite term for serial liar. 

Now Bill Shorten’s candidate for Hasluck has been caught out perpetuating these mistruths - after Labor’s discredited claims were busted three times by respected analysts at Melbourne’s RMIT and the Australian National University.

Transcript - Doorstop - Midland, WA

KEN WYATT:

These new urgent care centres in Midland, Osborne Park, Mandurah and Cannington will complement the ones already at Joondalup, Armadale and Coburn.

What it’s done is taken the pressure - in those locations where they exist - off of the emergency departments at those hospitals. 800,000 presentations made to emergency departments. About half; 200,000 of those are low care need and could have seen a GP. So St John Ambulance, in working with WA Primary Health Network and with local GPs’, want to trial an additional foresights to provide an alternative. Where people living in the region or area can have access to GP’s and Emergency-type service between 8 and 10. So the hours of opening will allow them to have that access with a degree of comfortability.