Healthcare reform is high on the Rudd government’s policy agenda. In a highly anticipated announcement last March, Prime Minister Rudd made a promise to revamp the national hospital and healthcare system. It was during this announcement that Informa held its 12th Annual Health Congress on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of March in Sydney.
In an exciting week for health and such a pivotal time in health policy reform, the March event could not have been better timed. As the Federal Government was announcing its agenda for health policy reform, leading practitioners from across the Australian healthcare industry shared their thoughts on the issues, challenges and solutions necessary to improve our health system.
Over the three days of the Health Congress and amidst the announcement of possibly the most significant health reforms yet, much of the discussion turned towards the Government’s attention on primary health care services and the policy direction for hospital reform.
A selection of interviews captures important discussion at the Health Congress:
Dr Clive Wright explored the diversity of views relating to dental health policy.
David Crosbie revealed worrying data that more Australians are suffering from chronic mental illness.
The 12th Annual Health Congress provided a fully rounded update on the Federal Government agenda for policy reform and the current issues for the Australia’s health system. The three day event offered important insights and different points of view from key health care leaders and policy influencers on the national approach to health reform.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those involved for your contribution to the 12th Annual Health Congress, and for helping to make it such an interesting and informative event.