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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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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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Sep 2018

Karratha Health Campus to open on September 19

Published in General on September 18, 2018

After four long years of development and the public waiting, the Karratha Health Campus will finally open its doors on September 19th. This hospital cost $207.15 million, and is the biggest health development in the history of the regional WA area. On opening day, the new hospital’s emergency department will be opened and patients will be transported from Nic...

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Sep 2018

Harnessing Renewable Energy: Australia's Largest Hospital Solar Power System to Be Installed in Port Macquarie

Published in General on September 10, 2018

Port Macquarie Base Hospital is getting ready to install the biggest rooftop solar panel set up on any healthcare facility in Australia. The town is known for having one of the most ideal climates in the country, making it a perfect candidate for such an extensive solar system. Located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Port Macquarie receives many hours of dire...

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Sep 2018

Suicide Awareness and Antidepressant Drugs

Published in General on September 07, 2018

Every September, professionals, citizens, and survivors take time to bring attention and awareness to suicide through World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people worldwide die from suicide each year, and many, many more attempt suicide. It is the leading cause of death around the world in people between the ages of 15 and 29. Re...

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Sep 2018

Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre Ward to Reopen as SA Health Prepares for Busy Winter

Published in General on September 03, 2018

According to a recent bulletin issued to Central Adelaide Local Health Network members, SA Health is preparing for the reopening of an old ward in Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre to accommodate seasonal overcrowding of the state’s hospitals during winter. The end of the year is historically the most overwhelming time for healthcare providers due to the uptick...

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Aug 2018

ACT Budget 2018: Canberra Hospital to Get $112 Million Following String of Issues

Published in General on August 27, 2018

In June, the ACT Government added $112 million to the budget allocated for “core hospital services.” This is in response to Canberra Hospital’s well-published troubles and is intended to add at least 12 doctors, 60 nurses and perhaps up to 80 patient beds over the coming years. The core services in need of an influx of cash include the intensive care unit, the...

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Aug 2018

Hospital in the Home Program to Receive $34.5 Million Over Four Years In ACT Budget

Published in General on August 20, 2018

In November 2017, Wendy Bryant was diagnosed with an infection that was classified as “multi-resistant” and as a result, she could have spent the past half year in the hospital. However, as a result of Hospital in the Home, Ms Bryant was able to receive treatment and begin recovering comfortably at her own home where she resides with her husband. When asked...

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