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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&rsqu...

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06

Feb 2019

Sam Carroll's TV campaign for new hospital accommodation

Published in General on February 06, 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 des...

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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 “g...

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25

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 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...

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14

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...

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31

Dec 2018

New Royal Adelaide Hospital has no provision for accommodation for families of rural patients

Published in General on December 31, 2018

Citizens of Adelaide had high hopes for the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Erected right at the heart of the city, the hospital promised its citizens quality treatment and care all while not burdening the tax payer’s dollars. Unfortunately, that just simply wasn’t the case. The budget for building the hospital is expected to lose over an astonishing $1 million...

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27

Dec 2018

New $2.6 million primary health hub and staff accommodation opened at Miles Hospital

Published in General on December 27, 2018

Some good news for the humble town of Miles as the latest edition to the Miles Hospital has just arrived. Located right at heart of the humble town of Miles, Miles Hospital is a crucial lifeline to the well being of the people of Miles. Because the hospital is the only public hospital in town, limited resources and patient accommodation can be a real issue. Fortuna...

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21

Dec 2018

Failure of Northern Beaches Hospital not an option

Published in General on December 21, 2018

Up north in the cheery suburbs of Frenchs Forest opened the new Northern Beaches Hospital promising quality care to the residents of northern Sydney. There to officiate the opening was none other than preimier Gladys Berejiklian who, in her struggle to climb the polls and make it through the next unpredictable re-election, used this opportunity to reinstate some good...

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18

Dec 2018

Construction of Accommodation Units Under Way

Published in General on December 18, 2018

Due to the gratitude of the Health and Hospital Infrastructure Grant Program, the Department of Health and Aging has offered to start the construction of 12 housing units inside of the Mater Hospital, Bundaberg.    Executive Officer Ivan Rasmussen said, "these units will not only serve the accommodation needs of family and friends of patients in...

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