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Oct 2020

Boston Global Invests Further in Converting Hotels to Medical Precincts

Published in General on October 16, 2020

The pandemic has encouraged Boston Global, a strategic investment firm, to convert boutique hotels into medical precincts. They recently announced the conversion of a luxury boutique hotel to support Sydney's Nepean Hospital. Said move was meant to complement the $1.1 billion redevelopment project initiated by the New South Wales government. Boston Global is among the gr...

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Sep 2020

Colac Area Health - Medicare Ineligibility for Hospital Stays

Published in General on September 30, 2020

Who is an Ineligible Patient (IP)? An Ineligible Patient is any visitor to Australia who: Does not hold a valid Medicare card Is from a country who does not have a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia Is not a refugee or asylum seeker Reciprocal Rights The Australian Government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements (RHCA) with the governments of:...

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Sep 2020

Overnight hospital stays becoming shorter and same-day hospitalisations increasing

Published in General on September 29, 2020

NOTE: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) staff are assisting other Government agencies, including the Department of Health, to monitor the COVID–19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This is our top priority and some of the work we had planned for 2020 has been delayed. We are still releasing some reports and other data products, especially those which were close t...

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Sep 2020

Visiting hospitals in Victoria during COVID-19

Published in General on September 18, 2020

Source: Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia Key points From 11:59pm Wednesday 22 July 2020 restrictions changed to limit the number of people who can visit patients in hospital. There will also be limits on the number and duration of visits allowed (outlined below) From 11:59pm on 2 August, visitors to any care facility...

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Apr 2020

Baby diagnosed with Coronavirus in South Australia

Published in News on April 01, 2020

In South Australia, a mom and her baby were tested positive with COVID-19. The mother is a 40-year-old woman who, with her baby, recently came back from Iran. SA Health informed the public that both the mom and baby’s conditions are stable and are “doing well” in the healthcare facility. Another COVID-19 patient is identified as a 58-year-old man who recent...

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Mar 2020

Warburton Hospital for Sale

Published in News on March 23, 2020

A Melbourne landmark, the Warburton Hospital and Wellness Facility, will soon be renovated and utilized as a European-style medispa and health retreat center. Ever since this establishment was closed a decade ago, the building and all its furnishing have been flawlessly maintained. It’s operating theater is still well-equipped and ready for use. The beds even have sheets...

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Mar 2020

Epworth Celebrates 100 Years

Published in General on March 17, 2020

This March, Epworth HealthCare in Victoria celebrates 100 years of providing excellent medical services and care to patients. Over the years, Epworth massively contributed to providing quality healthcare in Victoria. From being a small community hospital that only accommodated 25 beds to being the biggest non-profit private hospital in the entire state. Dr. Lachlan Henderson...

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Mar 2020

Surgery and Hospital Stays Fact Sheet

Published in General on March 13, 2020

If you’re diagnosed with diabetes and are about to undergo surgery or some type of medical procedure, then there are several things that your doctor might require you to do before getting admitted to the hospital. Here are a couple of things that may affect the levels of your blood glucose: Pain, stress, or anxiety New prescribed medications or anesthesia Fas...

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Mar 2020

Victorian hospital staff cop racial abuse over coronavirus fears

Published in General on March 04, 2020

According to reports, there are 81,315 cases of COVID-19 globally, wherein 2770 of them had already died. This has caused widespread alarm and caution amongst every individual in the world, which is something to be expected. But sadly, this has also affected how some individuals treat other people as well, particularly those who have an Asian appearance.   Because of pan...

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Feb 2020

Queensland Resort could be coronavirus quarantine site

Published in News on February 28, 2020

In Queensland alone, there have been five confirmed cases of the highly-contagious COVID-19. People who had recently been in contact with a person who has the virus or had a recent travel history to China are required to do self-isolation or home quarantine to control the spread of the virus. As reported by Jeanette Young, the Chief Health Officer of Queensland, there are more...

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