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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 th...

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Sep 2017

Prepping Your Child for a Hospital Stay

Published in General on September 28, 2017

If your child is staying overnight or longer at a hospital, it may be a stressful experience for them and you. Hospitalization involves a disruption of routine, separation from loved ones and an invasion of perceived privacy. As a parent, you may be unsure how to talk to them about their stay or what to say to prepare them. You may be concerned with how much information is too...

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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 $2...

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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 h...

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11

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 sprinkl...

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Sep 2017

Recovery as a Simple Tip for Avoiding Sports Injuries

Published in Tips on September 07, 2017

Kardinia Health has three Physiotherapists who can treat sports injuries as well as general physical illness. Ben Bisset, Allied Health Coordinator and Physiotherapist, spoke about the types of sports injuries commonly seen in Geelong, and about his time as a competing national-level triathlete. According to Ben Bisset, who worked for two years within the acute and reha...

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04

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...

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Aug 2017

Understanding the Average Length of Stay in Hospitals

Published in General on August 31, 2017

Frequently regarded as a sign of efficiency, the average length of stay in hospitals (ALOS) has a direct correlation with how much people are spending. A shorter ALOS, assuming all other factors are the same, will reduce the average cost of each discharge. This also means patients need to rely more on post-acute services. In addition, a shorter hospital stay usually means more...

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Aug 2017

International Healthcare Worker Migration Affects Nursing Staff

Published in General on August 28, 2017

The proportion of foreign-schooled nurses in almost all OECD countries is significantly less than that of foreign-trained doctors. But, the number of nurses to doctors is much lower anyway, so the number of nurses schooled in foreign countries is likely greater than the number of doctors who also trained abroad. OECD countries have varying numbers of nurses trained outside t...

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Aug 2017

Growing Shortage of Doctors in Some OECD Countries

Published in General on August 24, 2017

The migration of doctors and healthcare workers worldwide isn’t a new issue, but it has garnered attention recently because it might lead to shortages of skilled workers in certain locations, especially in still-developing countries that already deal with workforce shortages. The World Health Assembly adopted the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of...

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