Aged & Allied Health

ANMF Outraged Aged Care Nurses' Wage Improvements Were Axed

13 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has expressed its outrage that the Federal Government has axed wage improvements for low-paid aged care nurses.

Australian Science Media Centre's Top 10 Weirdest Science Stories 2013

11 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

From farts on a plane to fake fingers, weird and wonderful science was out in force in 2013. Compiled by the Australian Science Media Centre, with help from the RiAus and the CSIRO, this annual list of the weirdest science stories of the year contains both stories that will make you squirm and those that will have you scratching your head.

The University of South Australia Discontinues Post Graduate Physiotherapy Programs

11 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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Australian Science Media Centre Lists Top 10 Stories for 2013

09 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

From leaving the solar system to resurrecting a frog, the Australian Science Media Centre has determined its top 10 science stories from 2013.

Pharmacists Given Green Light to Administer Vaccines

06 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the decision by the Pharmacy Board of Australia to recognise the administration of vaccines as part of the scope of practice of Australian pharmacists.

Ita Buttrose Launches New Report on Quality of Residential Care

28 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Current Australian of the Year and Alzheimer’s Australia National President, Ita Buttrose, has released a report, Quality of Residential Care: The Consumer Perspective, which calls for urgent action to improve the quality of residential aged care.

Volunteers Wanted for Vaccine Trial

28 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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Queensland's Senior Doctors Approve New Draft Contracts

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

After months of negotiation, Queensland Health’s new draft contracts for senior doctors have received a tick of approval from the Visiting Medical Officers (VMOs).

Australian health design is committed to quality healthcare

18 November, 2013 by ahhb

To demonstrate a commitment to quality design and construction of health buildings, the design professional community has established the Australian Health Design Council. Inaugural chair Jane Carthey explains the council’s focus and aspirations.

LASA National Board Develops Action Plan with Minister Andrews

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

LASA National Board met with Minister Kevin Andrews to discuss key issues affecting the industry.

World Diabetes Day Today

14 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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Off Duty - Adam Lo Occupational Therapist

14 November, 2013 by ahhb

What does your role entail?

New Innovations Recognised at National Aged Care Hospitality Award

12 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The inaugural National Aged Care Hospitality Award for Catering Innovation of the Year has been presented to Victorian  Aged Care contract caterers United Hospitality, along with NSW Aged Care provider the Whiddon Group.

It looks like a refresh of the national e-health strategy will come soon – we sure need it

11 November, 2013 by ahhb

Over the last few months I have been hearing that a range of stakeholders have and are being consulted as to their views on what will be the best way forward for e-Health in Australia, recognising that we need e-Health to work well as a part of the larger strategic health reform response to addressing the rising cost of healthcare in the context of the ageing society.

Outstanding Achievement Recognised by Medical Technology Industry

08 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Jamie Stanistreet, Managing Director of Medtronic Australasia, has been awarded the inaugural medical technology industry Outstanding Achievement Award.

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