This year has been like no other for the MDDA. COVID-19 has put an enormous strain on our resources following the devastating drought, fires and floods. Like other Australian health charities supporting patients with chronic, complex care needs, we have seen an impact on both our financial and volunteer resources.
The Centre of Community-Driven Research released a report today on the impact of COVID-19 on health charities in Australia. We are calling on the Federal Government to release funding to support the vital work of health charities who are the heart of the health system and an integral part of the health workforce.