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Dec 2019

Three in race for $1.5b hospital

Published in News on December 03, 2019

Three construction companies have been shortlisted by the Andrews Government to build the Footscray Hospital, which is considered to be the biggest hospital in Victoria to date. The new hospital worth $1.5 billion will be built beside Victoria University’s Footscray Park campus and will feature 504 patient beds. It is intended to replace the current hospital which has bee...

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Nov 2019

New technology in sight

Published in General on November 12, 2019

Towards the end of 2018, Ms. Jenny Evans started to notice a mysterious fog which caused her to lose half her vision. “It was quite traumatic. it became difficult to drive or even do household chores. It was like a fog and eventually my sight got worse, “she said.  Fortunately for Ms. Evans, she was one of the first few patients who got to try the new sur...

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Nov 2019

Top hospital chefs serve it up to critics at awards ceremony.

Published in General on November 08, 2019

People usually have nothing good to say about hospital food. In fact, describing someone’s cooking as similar to hospital food is considered as an insult. Fortunately, the norm that surrounds hospital food is about to change in Australia. Healthcare professionals teamed up with some of the country’s top chefs in order to raise the standard on hospital food. They rec...

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Oct 2019

Building A Bigger, Better Monash Emergency Department

Published in General on October 29, 2019

Monash Medical Centre’s emergency department will undergo an expansion. The redevelopment will include a separate waiting and treatment area for patients who have more complex cases. The completion of this project will give the health care staff more space to move around and attend to their patients, and a better environment to work. They will also be equipped with more m...

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Oct 2019

Epworth Eastern Redevelopment Begins

Published in General on October 10, 2019

Epworth Eastern is undergoing a massive expansion which is intended to establish the very first Chinese medicine suite in an Australian western medicine hospital. This redevelopment includes hundreds of new parking spaces and a second emergency facility to Box Hill.   12 operating theatres of Epworth Eastern were recently relocated to another facility in Kew. This enable...

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Sep 2019

Hospital expansion revealed

Published in News on September 30, 2019

The Health Minister, Jenny Mikakos, recently revealed the designs for the upcoming redevelopment of Sunshine Hospital’s emergency unit. There are a total of additional 31 spaces which is worth $29.6 million. In addition, there will be 12 new treatment cubicles and 12 new short-stay beds in the new emergency department valued at $44.3 million. All of these will enable the...

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Sep 2019

Through the eyes of a child

Published in General on September 19, 2019

Perth Children’s Hospital has been shortlisted for the 2019 Dulux Colour Awards. They are finalists in the Commercial Interior: Public & Hospitality category. Their nomination for this award is because of their wonderful use of colour to create a family-friendly and welcoming environment for all patients and visitors.  The hospital managed to create this warm...

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Sep 2019

Health Partnership with Medibank

Published in General on September 13, 2019

La Trobe University and Medibank recently announced a new partnership that is focused on providing assistance to future health care professionals, conducting research to improve the health and well-being of Australians, and helping La Trobe materialize it’s University of the Future. The following are what the partnership aims to achieve: 1. Local and international s...

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Sep 2019

Superhero hospital gown to the rescue

Published in General on September 06, 2019

Just after her first birthday, Jason Sotiri’s daughter, Angela, was hospitalised and diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Sotiri quickly found that one of the biggest struggles was changing Angela’s hospital gown.   “After chemotherapy Angela would wake to vomit, and it was so challenging to change her with an IV drip and chest monitor cables attached...

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Aug 2019

The life-saving piece of technology you never noticed is in every hospital.

Published in General on August 30, 2019

When you hear the phrase “Life Saving Technology” it most likely inspires thoughts of complex machinery and highly scientific testing or treatment. But one of the most overlooked, yet necessary pieces of technology you can find in a hospital is a relatively simple one. The first thing any hospital does when a patient checks in is usually to enter their informatio...

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