Clinical Services

Broome Health Campus Upgrade Started

01 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Work has started on the $8.6million upgrade of the Broome Health Campus Emergency Department.


Older Australians Taking NSAIDs for Too Long

01 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Research by the University of Sydney has found that older Australians are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for too long and without sufficient precautions to minimise harmful side-effects.


Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Announces New Chief Executive

01 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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Dental Decay Recognised as a Chronic Disease

30 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Dental decay is a chronic disease. Dentists have always known it. Now the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has confirmed it in their report: Australia’s Health 2014.


BeAWARE Program on Recognising Heart Attack for General Practice Staff

30 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

An online program to educate general practice staff, specifically non-clinical (reception staff), on the best ways to identify patients with suspected warning signs of heart attack and stroke has shown huge increases in awareness, confidence and intended action taken by staff who completed the program.


National Disability Insurance Agency Chief Provides First Year Report

27 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Next week marks the first anniversary of the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is timely that we take a moment to reflect just how far we have come in that year, and also to name some of the challenges we will face going forward to full scheme rollout in coming years.


Bodies Servicing those with Dementia Now in Jeopardy

27 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Aged & Community Services Australia is growing increasingly concerned the Coalition Government will pull funding for aged care programs after it suddenly ceased funding the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement.


Launch of App to Monitor Facebook Use of People Living With a Mental Illness

26 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Mental health experts are using social media to predict when a person living with a mental illness is likely to experience a relapse.


Sustainable perioperative practices - Reducing, reusing or recycling

26 June, 2014 by ahhb

Dr Pat Nicholson PhD, RN, RM, has been involved in perioperative nursing for more than 30 years. Dr Nicholson discusses the evidence behind reducing, reusing or recycling in the perioperative setting.


A Gum Disease Treatment is Improving Vascular health in Aboriginal Australians

26 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A  first of its kind study among Aboriginal Australians has found a simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease.


Concerns for Future of Surgical Workforce

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new report claims that at a time when the number of surgeons in Australasia needs to be growing, medical student interest in surgery as a career is stagnant, raising serious concerns for the surgical workforce of the future.


Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia Released Today

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The management of common health conditions varies considerably depending upon where people live, according to the paper Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


New AIHW report on Australia's health 2014 Released

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Lifestyle-related chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, according to the latest two-yearly national health report card from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


International Research Shows Poor Nutrition Leads to Development of Chronic Diseases

24 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

International research involving the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that poor nutrition – including a lack of fruit, vegetables and whole grains – is associated with the development of multiple chronic diseases over time.


Sanofi Paster Vaxigrants Winners Announced

24 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Sanofi Pasteur has awarded $100,000 in Vaxigrants sponsorships to five healthcare organisations to help increase local community immunisation rates and awareness about the benefits of vaccination.


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