Aged & Allied Health

Shaping better meals for older Australians

20 October, 2021 by Jane Allman | Supplied by: The Pure Food Co

Launched in July, Shapes of Goodness is a range of texture-modified food — crafted to be delicious, nutritious, and safe and easy to swallow.

Speech therapy: overcoming service delivery challenges in rural settings

19 October, 2021 by Dr Silvia Pfeiffer* | Supplied by: Coviu

Residents of rural and remote Australia often experience disadvantages and inequalities when it comes to healthcare access and delivery.

In Conversation with Dr Brett Shannon

13 October, 2021 by Jane Allman

John Monash scholar Dr Brett Shannon tells us about his work to improve occupational health outcomes for Indigenous and vulnerable populations.

Why self-compassion is vital for medical professionals

08 October, 2021 by Dr Olivia Ong*

It was a sunny autumn day in April 2020 when the reality of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to hit home in Australia.

Study explores TMS treatment for OCD

08 October, 2021

A collaborative study by Monash University and the Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (ECIMH) explores the benefits of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on people with obsessive–compulsive disorder.

Healius partners with Philips to deploy digital pathology solution

29 September, 2021

Royal Philips, a global health technology player, has partnered with Healius Pathology, an Australian provider of private medical laboratory and pathology services, to deploy a multisite digital pathology solution.

WHO recommends antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients at high risk of hospital admission

24 September, 2021

A treatment combining two antibodies (casirivimab and imdevimab) is recommended for two specific groups of patients with COVID-19 by a WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel of international experts and patients in The BMJ.

ED avoidance: 1 in 7 patients can be cared for outside

24 September, 2021

More accessible out-of-hospital services can help reduce the ongoing pressure on emergency departments (EDs).

Qld hospital begins remote consultation in COVID-19 wards

21 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Rauland Australia Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Health has implemented virtual care technology to support remote consultations in COVID-19 wards via a bedside terminal.

Why we need to support the hospital in the home services

20 September, 2021 by Jonathan Moody* | Supplied by: Physio Inq

The possibility of reducing hospital length of stay while offering quality care to patients in the comfort of their own home are the primary benefits that see hospital in the home as an emerging model to treat patients with illnesses or conditions that need close care and monitoring, but who are not likely to deteriorate rapidly.

Doctor Care Anywhere acquires Tas telehealth company GP2U

10 September, 2021

Doctor Care Anywhere Group has entered the Australian telehealth market with the acquisition of Tasmanian-based GP2U Telehealth.

Digital resource to improve aged-care nutrition

01 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

Nestlé Professional has launched a new digital resource designed to help aged-care providers improve the nutritional quality of meals.

Subsidised GP training to boost mental health access

01 September, 2021

The RACGP has welcomed a new subsidy for GPs to undertake Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST).

Foodservice: best practice in food safety

27 August, 2021 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions

Is your food safe by good luck or good management?

The frontline disability workforce — undervalued and underpaid

20 August, 2021 by Fran Connelley

The pressures on the disability workforce have led to unprecedented health and safety risks, anxiety and income insecurity.

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