Clinical Services

Keeping the hospital cafeteria COVID-safe

19 October, 2020 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions*

With hospitals being at the forefront of fighting COVID-19, pressure has mounted on hospital food operations to find new ways of feeding hungry employees (and visitors).

Innovative solution disinfects air

16 October, 2020

An innovative air disinfection stick-on filter that can be integrated into all kinds of HVAC systems and kill up to 99.9% viruses and bacteria has been launched by NCH Asia Pacific.

COVID-19 in Australia: what have we learned?

15 October, 2020 by Ms Kaitlyn Radford*, Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo**, Mr Jeremy Malik*** and Professor Ramon Z Shaban****

Learning from collective experiences will help public health units improve infection prevention and disease control responses and plans in future pandemics.

SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces for up to 28 days

14 October, 2020

CSIRO researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass and stainless steel.

Building the robotic cleaning workforce

13 October, 2020

In response to increased demand for autonomous cleaning solutions, Nilfisk has added to its portfolio of autonomous solutions.

Survey says Australians overestimate IVF success

13 October, 2020

A Your Fertility survey reveals that most Australians are unaware of how early their fertility starts to decline, with many placing too much faith in IVF as a backup measure.

Pioneering research gives hope on World Sight Day

08 October, 2020

Gene and cell therapy are two emerging technologies offering new hope to patients with diseases where no treatments have been available in the past.

'No Jab, No Pay' policy has biggest impact in lowest SES areas

06 October, 2020

Australia's 'No Jab, No Pay' policy has been linked to substantial catch-up vaccination activity.

Towards zero lives lost to blood cancer

02 October, 2020

The National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer aims to unite Australia towards the goal of zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

When a basin becomes the difference between life and death

02 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Gentec Australia

After significant research and development, Gentec has launched a range of healthcare basins specifically designed to prevent infections by offsetting the drain hole.

Extroverts less likely to comply with COVID-19 regulation

02 October, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Victoria's COVID-19 regulation will need to recognise the various personality types of its population to ensure widespread behavioural compliance and keep case numbers south of pre-Christmas targets.

Whiteley Corporation Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Whiteley Corporation

The infection-control product is designed to defend against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), which may be present on healthcare surfaces.

InovaAir AirClean DE20 PLUS Air Purifier

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: InovaAir Australia Pty Ltd

The AirClean DE20 Plus from InovaAir is a medical-grade H13 HEPA air purifier that filters 99.95% at 0.3 microns efficiency.

Summing up health costs of the last bushfire season

01 October, 2020

Australian researchers have found that the 2019–2020 bushfire season racked up smoke-related health costs of around $1.95 billion.

Breast cancer study calls for twins

01 October, 2020

Melbourne identical twins have joined a major new study investigating why only one twin in a pair develops breast cancer, or if both twins are diagnosed, why one twin does so earlier.

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