Aged & Allied Health

Double win for Australian Mental Health Prize

10 November, 2020

Scientia Professor Gordon Parker and Professor Helen Milroy have been announced as dual winners of the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize.


Health collaboration crucial for the best care of older Australians

06 November, 2020 by Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the crucial relationship between aged care, hospitals, general practice, ambulance services and the whole health system.


Exhaustion leaves Qld junior doctors fearing mistakes

04 November, 2020

Nearly half of Queensland's trainee doctors are worried they will make a clinical mistake because they are exhausted from working excessively long hours.


The Qld not-for-profit on a mission to open sport to all

02 November, 2020

Queensland not-for-profit Sporting Wheelies has made active living accessible to all, by enabling team sports and providing rehabilitation for those living with physical disabilities.


COVID-19 and the vulnerability of remote Indigenous communities

30 October, 2020 by Dr Gabrielle O’Kane, CEO, National Rural Health Alliance

Dr Gabrielle O'Kane looks at why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk of COVID-19.


Include pharmacists in aged-care settings, recommendations say

29 October, 2020

SHPA has welcomed the patient safety measures that have emerged from the later stages of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


Program set to improve medication access for Indigenous Australians

27 October, 2020

Metro North Hospital and Health Service is launching a pharmaceutical program that will allow greater access to medications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients visiting its facilities.


The Budget: where's the money going for allied health?

21 October, 2020 by Ed Johnson, Clinical Innovation Officer at Umbo

There is more work to do in acknowledging and sufficiently supporting our rural allied health services into the future.


HESTA Excellence Awards: finalists revealed

21 October, 2020

Twenty-four organisations and teams working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services have been revealed as finalists for HESTA Excellence Awards.


LASA session to explore aged-care design

19 October, 2020

Designing for community, connection and sense of place shows how progressive design helps create vibrant, integrated seniors' communities.


Osteoarthritis discovery could slash health bill

16 October, 2020

University of South Australia researchers are looking for a new biomarker for osteoarthritis, a condition that affects more than two million Australians.


Professor Roianne West: on a mission to achieve equity in our health system

16 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

What would you say if someone told you that racism is embedded in Australia's healthcare system, and that the system itself was perpetuating inequities?


SPC strategically invests in The Kuisine Company

12 October, 2020

At full rollout, the contract will require the provision of nine million meals per annum to NSW hospitals.


The rising cost of workplace mental health injuries

12 October, 2020

An Allianz report reveals that the cost of workers compensation claims relating to mental health has increased by 80%.


Meditation app promotes healthy minds

09 October, 2020

To coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Healthy Minds Innovations is encouraging people to download the free Healthy Minds Program App.


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