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Sep 2018

Karratha Health Campus to open on September 19

Published in General on September 18, 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 Nic...

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10

Sep 2018

Harnessing Renewable Energy: Australia's Largest Hospital Solar Power System to Be Installed in Port Macquarie

Published in General on September 10, 2018

Port Macquarie Base Hospital is getting ready to install the biggest rooftop solar panel set up on any healthcare facility in Australia. The town is known for having one of the most ideal climates in the country, making it a perfect candidate for such an extensive solar system. Located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Port Macquarie receives many hours of dire...

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07

Sep 2018

Suicide Awareness and Antidepressant Drugs

Published in General on September 07, 2018

Every September, professionals, citizens, and survivors take time to bring attention and awareness to suicide through World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people worldwide die from suicide each year, and many, many more attempt suicide. It is the leading cause of death around the world in people between the ages of 15 and 29. Re...

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03

Sep 2018

Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Ward to Reopen as SA Health Prepares for Busy Winter

Published in General on September 03, 2018

According to a recent bulletin issued to Central Adelaide Local Health Network members, SA Health is preparing for the reopening of an old ward in Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre to accommodate seasonal overcrowding of the state’s hospitals during winter. The end of the year is historically the most overwhelming time for healthcare providers due to the uptick...

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Aug 2018

ACT Budget 2018: Canberra Hospital to Get $112 Million Following String of Issues

Published in General on August 27, 2018

In June, the ACT Government added $112 million to the budget allocated for “core hospital services.” This is in response to Canberra Hospital’s well-published troubles and is intended to add at least 12 doctors, 60 nurses and perhaps up to 80 patient beds over the coming years. The core services in need of an influx of cash include the intensive care unit, the...

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Aug 2018

Hospital in the Home Program to Receive $34.5 Million Over Four Years In ACT Budget

Published in General on August 20, 2018

In November 2017, Wendy Bryant was diagnosed with an infection that was classified as “multi-resistant” and as a result, she could have spent the past half year in the hospital. However, as a result of Hospital in the Home, Ms Bryant was able to receive treatment and begin recovering comfortably at her own home where she resides with her husband. When asked...

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13

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...

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07

Aug 2018

Construction Begins on $340 Million Herston Quarter Health Facility

Published in News on August 07, 2018

In a total allotment of $1.1 billion construction project for the Herston Quarter Redevelopment, construction has begun on the public health facility which is to be state-of-the-art. According to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk who visited the work site in mid-June, her government is providing Queenslanders with “world-class healthcare,” of which this project com...

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30

Jul 2018

10 Tips to Help Parents Survive Their Child’s Hospital Stay

Published in Tips on July 30, 2018

Any parent who has suffered through a child’s hospital stay knows that this is one of the most difficult things in life to endure. No matter how serious the illness or disease, there is always cause for concern. Thanks to the advances in modern medicine and a totally new way of approaching paediatric healthcare, parents can find better ways of coping with the stress....

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Jul 2018

How Pathology Advancements Helped One Regional Hospital Tackle the Horror of 2017 Flu Season

Published in General on July 23, 2018

With flu season quickly approaching, doctors throughout Australia are working nonstop to educate healthcare workers and the general public as to the potential dangers inherent in contracting influenza. Last year, New South Wales was hit especially hard in the Illawarra region and so 2017 has gone down as one of the worst flu seasons on record in recent history. The following ar...

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