Healthcare: Coping with demographic change
13 February 2014
Hyatt Regency Perth
The population of WA is projected to grow by 750,000 people to 3.06 million by 2026. Likewise, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that by 2056, 6.4 million Australians will be aged over 65 and a further 1.7 million aged over 85. These demographic shifts are already placing enormous pressure on the state's healthcare system.
If no action is taken, the State faces extensive rationing of medical access or bankruptcy of the existing system.
- What changes are required to existing policies, funding models and facilities to avoid this outcome?
- Can WA be more innovative in its approach to healthcare to ensure adequate service for future generations?
Join CEDA for these vital discussions as our panel of healthcare experts outline the scope and scale of the challenges presented by the growing and ageing population, and potential solutions.
MEET THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr the Hon. Kim Hames MLA, WA Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Minister for Training and Workforce Development
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Prof. Mike Daube, Professor of Health Policy, Curtin University; Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA
Christopher McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Silver Chain
Committee for Economic Development of Australia
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