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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 $200 millio...

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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 hospital.Th...

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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 sprinkler system, upgra...

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07

Sep 2017

Recovery as a Simple Tip for Avoiding Sports Injuries

Published in General 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 rehabilitatio...

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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 new Royal Adelaide Hospital, will be...

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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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28

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 the c...

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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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21

Aug 2017

Winners of Best Business Idea From St George's Bank

Published in News on August 21, 2017

Robert Quinn spent 200 days in a hospital bed following his liver transplant. The reason? His medical staff needed to monitor his vital signs. But this time gave Quinn plenty of thinking time and sparked a new and exciting addition to his career. “I was just lying there, and I realized basically the only reason I was there is because they needed to monitor my vitals,” Quinn...

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10

Aug 2017

The Next Level for the RCH Immunisation Team

Published in News on August 10, 2017

Immunisation should be an important part of any child’s health care. Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) staff member Sonja Elia is now an endorsed nurse practitioner with a specialization in immunisation. She is one of only three nurse practitioners in the field of immunisation in Australia, and this is a first for the RCH immunisation team.Sonja can now give special ris...

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07

Aug 2017

Ins and outs of asthma

Published in News on August 07, 2017

An estimated 2.5 million Australians suffer from asthma, many of them children. But it’s a difficult condition to diagnose in young children. Joanne Grindlay, deputy director of Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) Emergency Department, says, “Most children have what we call viral-induced wheeze. Some of those children go on to have asthma and lots of them don’t.” The...

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03

Aug 2017

Is HIV-Free Child Sign of a Cure?

Published in News on August 03, 2017

In years past, when a baby was born with HIV, it was a certain death sentence. Think actor Paul Michael Glaser’s daughter Ariel, who was born with HIV from a tainted blood transfusion her mother received. Both eventually succumbed a few years later.Flash forward to present day, when a few babies born with HIV who receive early treatment at high doses are considered HIV-free aft...

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01

Aug 2017

Finally, An Affordable Cure for Hepatitis C

Published in News on August 01, 2017

You’ve probably seen the ads on television talking about Hepatitis C. The World Health Organization estimates over 71 million people globally have Hep C and that 95% of those patients can be cured using expensive antiviral medications. Now, the more than 200,000 people in Australia who suffer from Hep C might be able to afford a brand-new and effective treatment.Health Minister...

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