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Feb 2020

Kira's Courage

Published in General on February 21, 2020

Kira is an 11-month-old fighter. Not too long ago, she suffered from five fatal abdominal and cardiac illnesses. One of her life-threatening conditions include being born with a heart located outside her chest.   She’s currently preparing for her first birthday, a celebration although typical to other babies, is already a big milestone for Kira. Her parents, Kim an...

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Feb 2020

Sydney Hospital Celebrates 200 Robotic Surgeries

Published in General on February 12, 2020

Since October of 2018, the Sydney hospital has successfully performed over 200 robotic surgeries following the launch of its multidisciplinary robotics program. Robert Cusack, who is the general manager at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital, expressed his delight in stating that the success of the program was more than what they initially expected.   “We were tol...

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Feb 2020

A Stroke of Genius

Published in General on February 07, 2020

Each year, about 15,000 Australians suffer from a stroke, which is a deadly and life-altering disease that is caused by a blockage of an artery in the brain. The good news is that Royal Melbourne Hospital’s recent breakthrough is expected to change the lives of many. They are launching Tenecteplase, a drug that is supposed to help stroke patients even after a day of the i...

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Jan 2020

Getting Back into Action After an Operation

Published in General on January 14, 2020

  Post-operative recovery varies from person to person. A few lucky ones can get right back into their normal routines, others, unfortunately, may take more time before they can do such. A person’s mental state, lifestyle, general health before the operation, and post-operative care are some of the factors which can directly affect how fast he/she can fully re...

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Jan 2020

$2B Plea As The Alfred Starts To Crumble

Published in General on January 09, 2020

One of the main trauma centers in Melbourne is in dire need of renovation which costs over $2 billion to fix flooded wards, damaged walls, and cracked roofs. The Alfred Hospital attends to over 1500 Victorians annually who are in critical condition. The senior doctors of this facility have been urging the state government to fix its deteriorated and unmaintained buildin...

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Jan 2020

How To Be A Good Hospital Visitor

Published in General on January 06, 2020

Getting admitted to hospital due to a physical illness can do more harm than good on the mental health of the patient. Hours can seem longer than it is when your movement is restricted and when you have to stare at the same four walls. More than just boredom, it can trigger depression and anxiety to some. This is why seeing familiar faces can ease patients because it helps them...

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02

Jan 2020

Patient's Waitlist Agony

Published in General on January 02, 2020

    Due to huge cuts in government-funded surgeries, state hospitals are compelled to extend its waiting lists for patients who are ought to be operated. This cost-cutting action will affect more than 20,000 sick Victorians. Lists are expected to grow by 43% in main hospitals alone. 40,754 patients from those healthcare facilities will have to extend their patie...

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Dec 2019

Better breast screening machines for Victorian women

Published in General on December 30, 2019

Approximately 4500 women living in Victoria are annually diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s considered as the second leading cause of deaths among women in the state, with roughly 770 each year. The good news is that more women could receive a faster diagnosis with the help of modern 3D screening technology. A total of six machines will be installed this financial y...

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Dec 2019

New Toolkit at Brisbane Hospital Reduces Pain of Opioid Prescriptions

Published in General on December 24, 2019

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, approximately three Australians die every day in which the cause is strongly linked to opioid abuse. Because of this, the federal and state government, as well as the medical community in the country, has been discouraging the use opioids to impede overdoses and other potential risks on the health. As an effect, it...

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Dec 2019

Surgery on Tuesday, room service by Thursday

Published in General on December 19, 2019

The Royal Melbourne is among the five hospitals in Melbourne which participated in a scheme funded by the government. This program encourages hospitals to utilize medi-hotels for the purpose of housing patients who are not necessarily in need of conventional hospital nursing. It includes those who have tests or day treatments. They have been implementing this scheme for several...

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