That Health reform is consultative and evidence based with enough investment in time to see real change
Australian history needs to be honestly shared.
All of Australia's people must have a shared understanding, acknowledgement and respect for the true history of Australia's first people and the subsequent colonisation by Europeans. Without this, Australia will never be able to work towards... more
Given the large number of children present to small and medium emergency departments, congress recommends the provision of Broselow style resuscitation trolleys in all emergency departments with education.
Develop a workforce in paediatric palliative care that allows partnership between specialist paediatric palliative care services, specialist adult based palliative care services, general paediatric services, and non government organisations. Explore using “hub and spoke”, telehealth, pop up and... more
1. The personal Health Record (PHR) be revised to include extra screening checks for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) screening when immunizations occur at 4, 6 and 12 months in rural areas.
2. Features of clinical assessment for DDH screening at specific ages... more
Provide flexible funds that allow children in regional, rural and remote locations with life limiting and complex conditions to access equipment, respite, allied health support and other in home supports (e.g. domestic assistance, respite, in home nursing).
In care of children with bronchiolitis admitted to a hospital, use of high flow oxygen is helping children to recover their health more quickly. This effect is currently being tested in randomized controlled tirals. Non-paediatric services considering the use of high flow oxygen for babies... more
Provide education in flexible ways to health professionals caring for children with life limiting and complex conditions in regional, rural and remote locations (pop up education, online learning modules, mentoring, shadow clinical placements). This includes end of life care.
The Commonwealth Government to provide recurrent funding to Aboriginal Controlled Medical Services to enable the continuation of the provision of remote dental services to RAS 5 regions. These services are meeting the needs and gaps of remote Aboriginal communities and in particularly 0-5 years... more
Implementation of the NDIS will standardise management and support of people with disability across Australia, CCK recommends a similar standardisation of assessment for elegibility. PEDS and ASQ are already widely used, at least in Queensland, NSW & Victoria and have good specificity. PEDI-... more
How wonderful it would be if all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children AND all children living in rural and remote Australia had access to participation in quality arts programs so they could learn through the arts and be more engaged with schooling and life itself.
There needs to be a national strategy to workforce issues for children. This includes training programs that educate people about the specialist skills needed to work with children, and the out of the box skills you need to make programs work in areas that have limited support. There needs to be... more