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MEDIA RELEASE: Budget Reaction - Failure To Tackle Key Issues For Aged Care Residents

A leading Australian elder care lawyer from Hunter based firm, Catherine Henry Lawyers, says the Federal budget has not tackled the key issues to benefit aged care residents.

New aged-care policy falls woefully short - The Herald

Principal, Catherine Henry, comments on the Federal Government’s latest aged-care policy announcement, which falls significantly short of what’s required to address the crisis in the sector.

Doctors running skin cancer clinics with no training - The Guardian

The principal of a law firm specialising in medical law, Catherine Henry, said she first raised the issue a decade ago in a legal journal after seeing clients whose cancers had been mismanaged.

Radio - 1233 ABC Newcastle

Principal Catherine Henry interview with Jenny Marchant on 1233 ABC Radio Newcastle on compliance and treatment in aged care homes and why more people are taking legal action against aged care facilities.

Television - ABC 7.30 Report

Newcastle nursing home accused of failing to deliver care, resulting in elderly resident’s death, Now the families of the deceased are planning to sue the home over claims of negligence.

Television - ABC 4 Corners

Four Corners looks at the booming business of fertility, where the industry pulls in more than half a billion dollars in revenue, and asks whether clinics are giving women clear, unambiguous advice about their chances of giving birth.

Nursing home deaths spark concerns over aged care complaints - ABC News

Solicitor Catherine Henry says the alleged recent poisoning deaths of two residents at the Summitcare nursing home has highlighted her concerns about the ineffective complaints system.

Hunter MPs and lobby groups disappointed in third Morrison budget - The Herald

Newcastle specialist health and elder care lawyer Catherine Henry says the budget had not tackled  key issues for aged care residents, leaving Australians in aged care facilities unable received appropriate care

Newcastle lawyer Catherine Henry urges federal government to 'be brave' in wake of landmark elderly abuse report - The Herald

A leading Newcastle lawyer has urged the federal government to “be brave” and adopt the recommendations of a landmark report into the financial and physical abuse of the elderly.

Nursing home sued over death - The Herald

Vera Crebert was 87 when her family reluctantly decided to place her into an aged care facility.

Courts strong avenue for battling neglect - The Herald

What can be done to reduce the incidence of death and inadequate treatment of the frail elderly in our community?

Civil case against SummitCare possible after insulin poisoning - The Herald

Newcastle health litigation solicitor Catherine Henry said she had been instructed by two of the families to investigate the viability of negligence claims against the aged care facility.

Working in a medical minefield - Lawyers Weekly

Adding to the complexities of the medical issues themselves, medical negligence lawyer Catherine Henry highlights the high level of risk associated with the practice area.



MEDIA RELEASE: New Aged Care Watchdog Again Fails to Deal with Key Issue of Inadequate Staffing Requirements

Newcastle-based lawyer and Australian expert in aged care and health law, Catherine Henry, has criticised the Federal Government’s latest aged care policy announcement.

Labor Slam Federal Budget: What does it mean for the Hunter? - 2NURFM

Catherine Henry fears clinical standards are worsening, with mandated staff-to-patient ratios the only way to tackle the “woefully inadequate staffing arrangements” operating within the industry.


Report on Aged Cared Negligence. - 2NURFM

Families in the Hunter are welcoming a report by the Australian Law Reform Commission on the negligence of our elderly in aged care facilities.


This Court Case Shows The Risks Of Abortion Remaining In The NSW Crimes Act - Buzzfeed

What should have been a medical negligence case then escalated into a “landmark case about the legal status of abortion”, in which the Catholic Church intervened.


How the tragic death of a baby has pro-choice advocates extremely worried - Mama Mia

Doctors could easily decide that it’s just not worth the risk to carry out abortions at all, given the ever-present possibility that they could be charged with a criminal offence.


A healthy approach to law - The Herald

Former Newcastle Law Society president Ms Henry, the daughter of former Newcastle City councillor Margaret, said the decision to relocate from Hunter Street to 133 King Street was to accommodate her 27 staff.



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