Clinical Services

Dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for Townsville Hospital

15 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Health services for children in North Queensland will be expanded following the announcement  that a dedicated Paediatric Intensive Care Unit will be built at Townsville Hospital.


Australia’s National Endoscopic Training Initiative

10 January, 2014 by ahhb

Australia is leading the world in gastrointestinal endoscopy training, certification and quality monitoring, ensuring enhanced access to quality, affordable services for all patients, explains David Hewett.



Burden of chronic liver disease in Australia – It’s time to act

06 January, 2014 by ahhb

Staggering statistics have recently highlighted the impact of chronic liver disease globally on the health of individuals and communities and in the global arena, writes Associate Professor Amany Zekry.


New Medicines Listed on PBS

18 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Medicines to treat diabetes and lung cancer have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


Giving patients the information they need - Medical imaging consent

18 December, 2013 by ahhb

[caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignright" width="200"] ‘Information about the risks of medical imaging services can and should be provided at appropriate times from the beginning to the end of this journey.’[/caption]


Communique from the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee

06 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee (APPFSC) met on recently (18 November 2013) and is pleased to report on the following outcomes.


Scientists Able to Measure Infection Risk from a Droplet of Blood

28 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A team of researchers at BioMEMS resource centre at Massachesetts General hospital have discovered a way to measure infection risk from a droplet of blood in a few minutes.


Updated Price Disclosure Guidelines

26 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An updated version of the Price Disclosure Arrangements Procedural and Operational Guidelines for Expanded and Accelerated Price Disclosure has been published.


New Paediatric Ward Unveiled at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth

20 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The new paediatric ward and playground at the $2billion Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) in Perth has been unveiled.


Science is Running Out Of Ways to Attack Harmful Bacteria

19 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

University of Adelaide's Dr Ian Musgrave says science is running out of new ways to attack harmful bacteria, while drug companies are abandoning antibiotic research and development.


Australians Continue to Pay More for Pharmaceuticals Than Consumers in Other Countries

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australians continue to pay more for pharmaceuticals than consumers in other countries, although the introduction of generic medicines has contributed to some lowering of prices, according to research published in this month's edition of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s journal, The Australian Health Review.


Graduate Diploma of Mammography Program Opens at Charles Sturt University

07 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new Graduate Diploma of Mammography program being offered by Charles Sturt University (CSU) aims to ease the pressures from a radiographer workforce shortage and increased demand for BreastScreen services.


New Ultra-low Dose CT Promises a More Accurate Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

07 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australian radiologists are using tomorrow's International Day of Radiology to unveil the results of research into a new ultra-low dose CT technique that promises a more accurate diagnosis of cystic fibrosis with significantly reduced radiation risks.


Health technology and skills tested at Talisman Saber

31 October, 2013 by ahhb

With more than 28,000 United States and Australian Defence Force personnel participating in Talisman Saber in Queensland recently, it was an opportunity for the military to showcase the technology, equipment and logistics of a Role 2E hospital facility.


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