Archbishop Julian joins Catholic Health Australia
Archbishop Julian will join the board of Catholic Health Australia, the country’s largest non-government body of health and aged care services, responsible for around 10 percent of hospital-based healthcare in Australia.
“I am looking forward to taking up this new role with CHA,” Archbishop Julian said.
“Given the rapid changes in the culture and legislation which increasingly are opposed to Christian belief, the work of CHA in advocating and defending the mission of Catholic health and aged care operations is more important than ever.”
Archbishop Julian will replace former board member, Bishop Karol Kulczycki of the Port Pirie Catholic Diocese, as the representative for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.
“I want to thank Bishop Karol for his service and his contribution to CHA during his time on the board,” CHA Chair Hon John Watkins AM said.
“We warmly welcome Archbishop Porteous and look forward to his engagement with our services.”
Australia-wide, CHA members provide around 25 percent of private hospital care, five percent of public hospital care, 12 percent of aged care facilities, and 20 percent of home care and support for the elderly.