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Feb 2019

UniLodge opens newest combined hotel and hospital

Published in News on February 12, 2019

Recently, a new hotel accommodation has launched right above the Westside Private Hospital in Taringa. This new commercial space, which costs $65 million to build, will be managed by UniLodge Australia, making it their second hotel/hospital combination. Their first hotel/hospital launch was back in 2011. Their flagship hotel opened right next to Chermside’s Prince Charle...

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Dec 2018

New $2.6 million primary health hub and staff accommodation opened at Miles Hospital

Published in News on December 27, 2018

Some good news for the humble town of Miles as the latest edition to the Miles Hospital has just arrived. Located right at heart of the humble town of Miles, Miles Hospital is a crucial lifeline to the well being of the people of Miles. Because the hospital is the only public hospital in town, limited resources and patient accommodation can be a real issue.Fortunately, the new...

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Nov 2018

Australia Gets its First Heart Hospital

Published in News on November 26, 2018

Great news for Australia: the very first Victorian Heart Hospital is now under construction at Monash University Clayton campus. This Australia's pioneer is $543 million worth, and its due date is in 2022.Thanks to the state government, Monash Health and Monash University, the idea was born in 2014. The idea is being realized for cardiac patients of all ages. This will be the f...

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Oct 2018

Karratha Health Campus to open on September 19

Published in News on October 23, 2018

After four long years of development and the public waiting, the Karratha Health Campus will finally open its doors on September 19th. This hospital cost $207.15 million, and is the biggest health development in the history of the regional WA area.On opening day, the new hospital’s emergency department will be opened and patients will be transported from Nickol Bay Hospital. Th...

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Aug 2018

After 3 Years of Disease and Contamination Scares, Perth Children’s Hospital to Open

Published in News on August 13, 2018

Originally set to open in 2015, the Perth Children’s Hospital is finally accepting patients as of mid-May this year. In a project costing $1.2 billion, the three years of delays were due to such things as contamination from asbestos, lead, and two suspected cases of Legionella disease. Attending the opening were 300 guests, including the Health Minister and the WA Premier. As a...

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Jun 2018

Victoria Sets Aside $50 Million for Hospitals to Combat Flu Season 2018

Published in News on June 11, 2018

In the wake of the record-setting 2017 flu season in Victoria, Premier Daniel Andrews is taking steps to assure families that the state is on top of flu season 2018 and that hospitals are being made ready for what could be another horrible year. Although it is yet too early to gauge the influx of those suffering from influenza, the state government is being proactive in prepari...

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Jun 2018

Flu Season 2018: When Should You Get Your Influenza Shot This Year

Published in News on June 05, 2018

In Australia, last year’s season of killer flu made international headlines after over 250,000 people contracted the virus. This year, health professionals are saying that 2018 could be much, much worse and they are pushing people in every age group and demographic to go and get their flu shot in anticipation of this.Greg Hunt – Health Minister – has led this initiative in a vi...

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May 2018

Major Infrastructure Upgrade For Wonthaggi Hospital

Published in News on May 28, 2018

Thanks to the Andrews’ Labor Government funding boost for core infrastructure at Wonthaggi Hospital, patients on the Bass Coast are going to have access to the care they require, as and when they need it.Premier Daniel Andrews met hospital staff in announcing the local health authority – Bass Coast Health - is to be given a $1.9million boost in funding, funding which will help...

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Feb 2018

Tent Hotel to Be Opened on Old Royal Adelaide Hospital Rooftop

Published in News on February 13, 2018

Redevelopment plans devised by the South Australian government are underway to transform the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a luxury rooftop tent hotel.The hotel will comprise of a total of 14 canvas tents placed on the old hospital rooftop and helipad. The transformation will begin as soon as SA Health completes the three-day move of patients and staff over to the new h...

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Jan 2018

Footscray Hospital to be Rebuilt with $50 Million

Published in News on January 29, 2018

The proposed rebuild of Footscray Hospital has been given a boost thanks to a $50 million funding allocation in the state budget. The community has fought hard and campaigned relentlessly for the hospital to be rebuilt and their efforts are now paying off. Now the government has conceded that the hospital is in dire need of renovations.In order to make this possible, a $50...

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Sep 2017

Wyong Hospital Upgrades Will Not Be Privatised

Published in News on September 18, 2017

Following fierce protests from the community, the State Government tossed aside its plans to privatise Wyong Hospital, a plan it attempted to put in place almost a year ago.More than 2,000 health workers and other community citizens gathered at Morrie Breen Oval at Kanwal in October following the announcement of a proposed public-private partnership dealing with the $200 millio...

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Sep 2017

New Tweed Hospital Facility Gets a Green Light

Published in News on September 14, 2017

The NSW Government announces a brand-new hospital, Tweed Hospital, which will become the largest infrastructure project to be built in the shire.John Barilaro, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, along with Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard, joined forces with Tweed MP Geoff Provest at Tweed’s current facility to announce the new hospital.Th...

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Sep 2017

Premis Wins Robina Hospital Refurbishment Project

Published in News on September 11, 2017

The Adult Acute Mental Health Unit at Robina Hospital is getting a facelift. Premis has been hired to bring about the changes at the facility on the Gold Coast, a project that will result in a 20-bed hospital, including anti-ligature fixtures.The old building’s exterior will get work in the form of new windows, an RW-rated soundproofing system, a new sprinkler system, upgra...

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Sep 2017

New Women's Hospital Announced in Adelaide, Children's Delayed

Published in News on September 04, 2017

There’s a new women’s hospital coming next door to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the north-west of the Adelaide CBD in South Australia. Jay Weatherill, South Australian Premier, said the $528 million facility will connect to the RAH and expects a completion date of sometime in 2024.“The new Adelaide women’s hospital, positioned next to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, will be...

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Aug 2017

Winners of Best Business Idea From St George's Bank

Published in News on August 21, 2017

Robert Quinn spent 200 days in a hospital bed following his liver transplant. The reason? His medical staff needed to monitor his vital signs. But this time gave Quinn plenty of thinking time and sparked a new and exciting addition to his career. “I was just lying there, and I realized basically the only reason I was there is because they needed to monitor my vitals,” Quinn...

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Aug 2017

The Next Level for the RCH Immunisation Team

Published in News on August 10, 2017

Immunisation should be an important part of any child’s health care. Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) staff member Sonja Elia is now an endorsed nurse practitioner with a specialization in immunisation. She is one of only three nurse practitioners in the field of immunisation in Australia, and this is a first for the RCH immunisation team.Sonja can now give special ris...

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Aug 2017

Ins and outs of asthma

Published in News on August 07, 2017

An estimated 2.5 million Australians suffer from asthma, many of them children. But it’s a difficult condition to diagnose in young children. Joanne Grindlay, deputy director of Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) Emergency Department, says, “Most children have what we call viral-induced wheeze. Some of those children go on to have asthma and lots of them don’t.” The...

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Aug 2017

Is HIV-Free Child Sign of a Cure?

Published in News on August 03, 2017

In years past, when a baby was born with HIV, it was a certain death sentence. Think actor Paul Michael Glaser’s daughter Ariel, who was born with HIV from a tainted blood transfusion her mother received. Both eventually succumbed a few years later.Flash forward to present day, when a few babies born with HIV who receive early treatment at high doses are considered HIV-free aft...

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Aug 2017

Finally, An Affordable Cure for Hepatitis C

Published in News on August 01, 2017

You’ve probably seen the ads on television talking about Hepatitis C. The World Health Organization estimates over 71 million people globally have Hep C and that 95% of those patients can be cured using expensive antiviral medications. Now, the more than 200,000 people in Australia who suffer from Hep C might be able to afford a brand-new and effective treatment.Health Minister...

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