Hospital Stays Blog - Tips, News and Accommodation Reviews

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Nov 2018

Countries where you really don’t want to end up in hospital

Published in News on November 19, 2018

Getting sick or injured during a vacation away from home can always ruin a holiday, but some of the hospital bills in these Countries will cost you thousands. When you get sick at home it’s bad enough, but you usually don’t have to worry about receiving a vicious hospital bill that could leave you scrambling on your next paycheque. There are a couple of places...

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Nov 2018

Family on-site accommodation unveiled at Perth Children's Hospital

Published in General on November 12, 2018

In a new first, the families of children that will be needing emergency treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital will have full access to a new on-site accommodation, so that they will be much closer to their loved ones during their difficult time. The Health Minister, Mr. Roger Cook recently announced the purpose-built facility will be open on June 10th, and s...

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05

Nov 2018

Bega Regional Hospital Carers Accommodation Opens

Published in General on November 05, 2018

Friday, December 15th, is going to be an exciting day for the public in Bega. After five years, the Community Carers Accommodation South East will finally be able to open stage one of their current project. This is just one stage of three, which will eventually be opened to the public. On December 15th, the public will be able to tour the new accommodation facility...

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Oct 2018

Public hospitals aren't 'free': so charge an accommodation fee

Published in General on October 17, 2018

A bill that is trying to be passed that affects emergency departments was almost completely turned down. The Abbott Government would like to charge a $7 copayment for any GP services offered in an emergency department. Hospitals aren’t free by any means, and the Abbott government made this proposal for people who refuse to meet copayment. This proposal would allow publ...

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Oct 2018

Comparing Hospital Insurance: Private Cover vs Medicare

Published in General on October 17, 2018

Australian citizens automatically have health insurance coverage under Medicare, by virtue of the government's provision and a 2% income tax. This public health coverage does its best to provide universal healthcare for common or regular ailments and complaints. How is Medicare Different from Private Care?   What health insurance plan works for you depe...

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Oct 2018

Hospitals & Clinics: Public and Private Treatment

Published in General on October 08, 2018

Instead of people having to go to a hospital or clinic far away, many Australian towns now have a hospital or clinic readily available. Each one is marked by the big white H on a blue background to be seen easily. Australia’s public hospitals are funding by both the federal government and state or territory governments. They’re administered by the state and terri...

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04

Oct 2018

Lymphoma and Myeloma Treatments to be Subsided Through $48M PBS Listing

Published in General on October 04, 2018

More affordable drugs for Australians living with blood cancer are on the way thanks to the Federal Government’s recent announcement of $48 million in funding. The Leukaemia Foundation is now celebrating the gift of greater funding, which will benefit around 700 people living with advanced follicular lymphoma. In reference to the new Pharmaceutical Benefits S...

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03

Oct 2018

Mona Vale Hospital Redevelopment

Published in News on October 03, 2018

This article summarizes the past and future development of the Mona Vale Hospital, a trusted name in healthcare and hospital services for more than five decades for the residents of Northern Beaches. The campus will be changing in the near future, alongside the transfer of acute services to Northern Beaches Hospital. This is set to take place in late 2018, and is part of the...

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Sep 2018

Innovative Program for Improving Health at the Hospital

Published in General on September 30, 2018

New things are happening at Port Macquarie Base Hospital, the latest of which will help to speed up the recovery of in-patients as well as help maintain their fitness. A newly launched program that has been approved by the Heart Foundation of Australia encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to go “Walkabout” during their hospital stay. Jes...

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Sep 2018

Perth Children’s Hospital Welcomes Child Patients from Princess Margaret in One of the Most Impressive Patient Transfers in History

Published in General on September 19, 2018

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children closed for business earlier this summer, ending more than a century of service to the families of Perth and the surrounding area. The final patients, almost 100 in number, were transferred to Perth’s Children’s Hospital in an incredible undertaking that required weeks to plan. Some fifteen ambulances, supported by...

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