Hospital Stays Blog - Tips, News and Accommodation Reviews

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May 2019

New Footscray Hospital

Published in General on May 07, 2019

To better serve the growing health needs of Melbourne’s west, the Victorian Government has announced a $1.5 billion investment for the construction of a new Footscray Hospital. Melbourne’s western suburbs are predicted to grow by 40 percent in the next 40 years, so it only seems fitting that Footscray Hospital, built in the 1950s, grows along with it. Footscray Hospit...

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Apr 2019

Seven signs of drug and alcohol dependence

Published in General on April 15, 2019

Globally, the state of addiction in our society has reached alarming rates. In the U.S., opioid addiction alone is now considered a public health crisis. In Australia, the number of drug-related deaths among men is at an all-time high, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.To combat that concerning statistic, one Australian addiction psychotherapist is hoping to brin...

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Mar 2019

Falling Down

Published in General on March 25, 2019

Any parent, caretaker, sibling, teacher or guardian can attest to the simple fact that children can be accident-prone, especially when it comes to falls. But when those falls happen in the hospital, it can be a hindrance to important, ongoing treatment.When these falls do happen, they present a two-fold challenge to healthcare workers. The moral and economic factors have a dire...

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Mar 2019

New Royal Adelaide Hospital: How NRAH differs from old RAH, with new models of care, advanced technology

Published in News on March 18, 2019

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital isn’t simply an update of the original version from 1840. Sporting a 2.3-billion-dollar price tag, this beloved hospital has taken its roots from the past and mixed it with modern technology and techniques to provide all patients the very best for patient care. It’s more than worth the cost with extensive new models of care, its usage of natura...

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Mar 2019

Moving ultrasound pictures capture babies' first breaths

Published in General on March 11, 2019

The birth of a baby is something that always never fails to fill parents and healthcare staff with a mixture of trepidation and joy. These early hours in a newborn’s life are critical as the newborn’s lungs first begin to function.Previously, in the absence of advanced technology, doctors often were unable to provide adequate care and treatment to help newborns born with severe...

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04

Mar 2019

Hospital-acquired respiratory complications costly

Published in General on March 04, 2019

The Australian health system is rated as one of the most comprehensive in the world. However, there has recently been a concerning of hospital visits that have been associated with hospital-acquired complications. The complications during a hospital visit can severely impact a patient’s recovery. Overall, the length of their hospital stay can be greatly prolonged, which puts a...

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Feb 2019

Older hospital patients - having their cake and eating it too!

Published in General on February 28, 2019

While the hospital is a place where folks go for treatment and to rest and recover, hospital cuisine often falls short. In a nutshell, the hospital isn’t a place where people can expect appetising meals.While younger patients often have the benefit of youth on their side, older patients are not as lucky. Given that most ageing people suffer from poor appetite as well as difficu...

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Feb 2019

Tenders called for hospital accommodation project

Published in General on February 22, 2019

In the next two months, an exciting $9 million project is expected to accommodate students and medical professionals alike near the Mildura Base Hospital.With medical technology and career opportunities flourishing in the medical world these days, more and more people are being needed at the Mildura Base Hospital. This means people working in the medical field yes, but also for...

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Feb 2019

Sam Carroll's TV campaign for new hospital accommodation

Published in General on February 19, 2019

For Sam Carroll and his family, the Ronald McDonald House in Westmead has been a home away from home.Sam, a 10-year-old boy from Grafton has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. His cancer was discovered over a year ago and Sam and his family have been travelling to the Westmead Children’s Hospital to receive many treatments. Words cannot describe how much it means to his...

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12

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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05

Feb 2019

Royal Adelaide Hospital patients staying in Riviera Hotel across the road

Published in General on February 05, 2019

When it comes to recovery, no medicine is as essential as a good night’s rest and hospitals all across the world are very well aware of this, or so you would think. It seems the Royal Adelaide Hospital didn’t get the memo as there is now a fundraiser being raised advocating to relocate recovered patients, rather than staying at the hospital, to “go to the hotel acros...

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Jan 2019

Agency nurses, FIFO recruits keep Tasmanian hospitals running at $7.5m cost

Published in General on January 25, 2019

It has been found that the Tasmanian Government spent $7.5 million last year on agency nurses. This cost included flying the nurses from interstate to fill unoccupied positions in multiple Tasmanian state hospitals.The agency staff are nurses and midwives who are flown in from other areas, to help fill in areas that are in desperate need of support. Emily Shepherd, who is the T...

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21

Jan 2019

New package helps put perspective on hospital stays for people living with dementia

Published in General on January 21, 2019

More often than not, it’s difficult for healthcare providers caring for dementia patients to understand or even empathise with those inflicted with the disease. We often take our memory for granted and knowing what it’s like to be in a constant state of disorientation can be difficult to grasp for many which is unfortunate considering empathy is essential for caring for patient...

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Jan 2019

A quarter of heart-related hospital stays linked to disadvantage

Published in General on January 14, 2019

For years now it’s been a well-established fact that rates of heart failure can depend not just on your diet, genetics and so forth, but your location as well. This fact has been attributed mainly to socioeconomics more than anything as a person living in a poorer neighborhood might not be able to afford a healthy lifestyle whereas a wealthy individual living in a better off ne...

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