Clinical Services

AIHW Report on Australian Hospital Statistics 2012-2013 Now Available

01 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The  Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows same-day admissions are rising at a faster rate than overnight admissions.


Stem Cells from Teeth Grow to Resemble Brain Cells

01 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_7666" align="alignright" width="166"] Dr Kylie Ellis.Photo by Jennie Groom[/caption]


Experts Propose Adoption of a Cohesive Cardiac Care Approach

30 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_7636" align="alignright" width="163"] Associate Professor Julie Redfern[/caption]


Research Grants Awarded to Developing New Therapies for Life-threatening Infections

24 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Funding worth almost $10 million will see scientists develop cutting edge treatments for life-threatening infections caused by bacterial superbugs.



Nurses Remain Australia's Most Ethical and Trusted Professionals

23 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

For the 20th consecutive year, Nurses have been voted Australia’s most ethical and trusted professionals, with pharmacists and doctors ranked second and third respectively.


Grattan Institute Report Says Health Professionals Squandering Skills

14 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Enabling less highly-trained hospital workers to play a bigger role could improve jobs for doctors and nurses, save public hospitals nearly $430 million a year and fund treatment for more than 85,000 extra people, says a new Grattan Institute report.


Australian Surgeons Perform First Robotic Spinal Surgery in Southern Hemisphere

09 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

In a Southern Hemisphere first, leading Australian orthopaedic and neurosurgeons have collaborated to perform the first robotic spinal surgery using state-of-the-art technology.


Free Online Biomedical Imaging Courses

03 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.


Challenges in controlling infection for the 21st century

02 April, 2014 by ahhb

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Partnering for better outcomes - Quality, accessible medical imaging

28 March, 2014 by ahhb

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Childhood Immunisation Increases but Some Areas Still at Risk

27 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The National Health Performance Authorities second report on childhood immunisation rates shows the number of children not fully immunised has lowered, but there are areas in Australia where rates are low.


Vaccine to Protect Against Middle Ear Infection is a Possibility

26 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

With middle ear infection the most common infection in children under the age of five, the news that a team of international researchers has moved a step closer to developing a vaccine to protect against it, is encouraging.


A crystal clear answer for pressure injury prevention and management

20 March, 2014 by ahhb

The Pressure Injury Prevention Program in the Hunter New England Health Local Health District is a model highly recognised within the healthcare profession since its inception in 2008. The program’s clinical lead Margo Asimus, nurse manager Felicity Williams and project officer Pui Ling (Iris) Li explain the program’s aims and outcomes.


New Medicines Listed on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April

19 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Ten new medicines to treat a range of illnesses from rare forms of cancer to skin conditions will be listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April.


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