News From DoHA

Living Longer Living Better Aged Care Reform Update

The sixth edition of the Living Longer Living Better Aged Care Reform Update has recently been released. It addresses the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy and the Lesbian. Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Strategy, and several other subjects of interest.

If you have any queries on the Living Longer Living Better Aged Care Reform package, please call 1800 900 554.

Or to access the Aged Care Reform Update newsletters please visit http://www.livinglongerlivingbetter.gov.au/internet/living/publishing.nsf/Content/newsletters

DoHA’s response to recent Gastro outbreak 

Dr Susan Hunt, Senior Nurse Advisor, Office of Aged Care Quality and Compliance, has released letters addressed to residential aged care and community aged care service providers, regarding the larger than usual numbers of cases of severe gastroenteritis reported recently. It is thought this is due to the spread of a new strain of norovirus that has caused a winter epidemic in Europe and the United Kingdom, and is a reminder that outbreaks of gastroenteritis can occur all year round.

If you have any queries, please contact

Communicable Diseases Control Branch
ph: 1300 232 272
fax: 08 8226 7187

For further information, please click on the links below:
DoHA Gastro Letter for DoN and Care Managers
DoHA Gastro Letter for Home Care Service Providers
Gastro Info Kit

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