Aged & Allied Health

Regional Queensland Health Programs Given a Boost

27 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Regional Queensland Health Programs have been given a boost with the announcement of a new indigenous health clinic and increase in ambulance officers.


Two New Centres of Research Excellence in WA

26 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The National Health and Medical Research Centre has awarded $5 million to establish two new centres of research excellence based at The University of Western Australia. 


Future GPs Call for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health to be an Election Priority

22 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The commencement of the National Aboriginal Primary Health Care Summit and the looming election has prompted future doctors and medical students to call on all politicians to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health a federal election priority.


AIHW Report Shows a Slow Rise in Injuries Resulting in Hospital Stays

21 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

 The number of injuries resulting in hospital stays has slowly risen over recent years, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 1999-00 to 2010-11.


Health Ombudsman to be Appointed in Queensland

21 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

 With the passing of the Health Ombudsman Bill in Parliament yesterday, a Health Ombudsman will be appointed to oversee the health complaints management system in Queensland and manage serious allegations against health practitioners.


Another Case of Meningococcal Disease in Western Australia

21 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Western Australia Department of Health has reported another case of meningococcal disease, making it the 12th case in the state this year.


Telehealth research gets a $2.5m boost

20 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Healthcare will soon be more accessible for more Australians with the announcement of a $2.5 million Federal Government grant to The University of Queensland to advance telehealth research.


Arthritis Website to Improve with Funding Boost

20 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A University of Sydney arthritis website has received a funding boost from the federal government.


ANMF Commends Funding for Stroke Care and Active Ageing Projects

20 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has commended the Federal Government announcements of funding for stroke care and active ageing projects.


Dr Mukesh Haikerwal Resigns from NEHTA

16 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal has resigned from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).


Griffith Health Institute Research offers New Hope for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

15 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

There is new hope for the fight against breast cancer as Griffith Health Institute (GHI) research aims to target the disease with immune-based therapies.


Registrar's Wishlist Urges Government to Commit to Building General Practice

15 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) is calling on all parties to commit to building general practice with a list of reccomendations and calls for action in five key areas.


New Published Research Could Help Treat and Prevent a Wide Range of Cancers

15 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An international team, including scientist from The University of Queensland and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, have published work that could help treat and prevent a wide range of cancers.


New Mums Needed for Biggest Type 1 Diabetes Study

14 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Researchers in Adelaide are conducting the biggest Type 1 diabetes Study in the southern hemisphere and are recruiting new mothers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia


Aged Care Must be an Election Issue says Australia's Biggest Health Union

14 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australia’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has renewed calls for major political parties and key independents to make aged care an election issue.


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