The announcement of Mr Whitlam's death was made by his family in a statement. Antony, Nicholas and Stephen Whitlam and Catherine Dovey – said he was “a loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians.”
Townsville Hospital's stand-alone paediatric intensive care unit has opened today, completing a full suite of intensive care services for children and adults at the hospital.
New research by the University of Melbourne has found that losing weight slowly, as recommended by current dietary guidelines, does not necessarily mean there is less change of weight gain.
The Ebola epidemic is still spreading in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and projections show there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week by early December, the World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward says.
The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane has unveiled its new $20 million theatre expansion and upgrade project.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has published The Guide to providing pharmacy services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure pharmacists are being responsive to the health beliefs, practices, culture and linguistic needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
At least half of healthcare associated infections are thought to be preventable. Data from Australia and overseas show that the rate of healthcare associated infections is reduced when specific interventions are put in place and maintained. These interventions also reduce the risk of developing resistant infectious agents and control the spread of healthcare associated infections to other people, such as patients and healthcare professionals.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has announced its award recipients for 2014.
A merger with the Menzies Foundation is set to position Griffith University as a leader in world-class allied health research.
People living in regional, rural and remote Queensland will be given access to a new Heart of Australia mobile clinic that will provide quality cardiac and respiratory care.
Patients have begun moving into the new State Rehabilitation Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital today.
Most patients requiring cancer surgery are waiting no longer than 30 days however there is still room for improvement, according to the National Health Performance Authority's (NHPA) report Hospital Performance: Cancer surgery waiting times in public hospitals in 2012–13
A new smartphone app developed by CSIRO is giving heart attack patients a better chance at completing life-saving rehabilitation.