Clinical Services

Military evacuates Bundaberg Hospital

31 January, 2013 by John Connole

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said federal authorities are working at every level with the state to help people get through the disaster.


Pharmacy Cannot Grow As An Isolated Profession

23 January, 2013 by Adriana Rehbein

As we come to the end of another busy year, it is a good time to reflect on what I see as some of the key elements for the pharmacy profession as we move forward, writes Grant Kardachi.


New funding for radiation therapists and cancer patients

17 January, 2013 by John Connole

Improving access to radiation therapy for cancer patients is the focus of a new program to be rolled out across Australia.


What is an anaesthetist?

07 January, 2013 by Ryan Mccann


Fighting serious candida infections in critically ill patients

27 November, 2012 by John Connole

Candidaemia: A rising tide in critically ill patients3-5


Generic confusion

17 November, 2012 by John Connole

Medication misadventure continues to be a major issue for Australia’s health system, and the latest figures available paint a sobering picture of the extent of the problem in Australia, and the cost it is having on the health system.


Acoustic pinboard wallcoverings now improve infection control

06 November, 2012 by John Connole

In a healthcare environment the need for improved infection control is always at the top of mind. Surfaces within these environments need to control the transfer and possible development of infections. Insitu wallcovering and pinboard fabrics now provide wall surfaces that prevent and stop the development of healthcare associated infections, providing a colourful, yet functional noise reduced environment within aged care facilities and hospitals.


Health Reform Opportunities for All in the Sector

02 November, 2012 by John Connole

Health Reform Opportunities for All in the Sector


Clinical health systems in the 21st century

23 October, 2012 by John Connole

Russel Duncan, CEO emerging systems


Delivering a world class facility to meet Australia's future healthcare needs

19 October, 2012 by John Connole

Lend Lease is one of the world’s leading project management and construction companies, known for our ability to create and deliver high quality projects on time and on budget. We've partnered with government and the private sector to deliver some of Australia’s major healthcare projects, including the new Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne.


Kimberly-Clark takes the lead in hand hygiene compliance

18 October, 2012 by John Connole

Improving hand hygiene compliance has been identified by the World Health Organisation as one of the key strategies to reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAIs) globally. Australian hospitals are now mandated to conduct ongoing audits and submit the results to Hand Hygiene Australia – which can be a timely and labour-intensive exercise for any already time-constrained hospital department.


Doors open at world-class Royal Children’s Hospital

16 October, 2012 by John Connole

The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin speaks exclusively with Tony Lubofsky, Project Director of the new Royal Children’s Hospital Project, from the Department of Health, Victoria.


Reviewing the professional role of pharma

07 October, 2012 by John Connole

Keeping people out of hospitals is an important part of a pharmacist’s role, and ensuring the quality use of medicine is one of the most effective ways of helping to minimise hospital admissions.


Endoscopes - The neglected workhorse of key-hole surgery

24 September, 2012 by John Connole

The chances are you have already had the experience of an endoscopic procedure. The most commonly reported procedure group for the private sector in 2007-2008 was procedures on the digestive system (673,000), with 87.9% of these being for fibreoptic colonoscopy, panendoscopy with excision and fibreoptic colonoscopy with excision. Other commonly reported procedures across both sectors were diagnostic gastrointestinal endoscopy (626,000 separations).


Silver antibacterial treatment assists with infection control

20 September, 2012 by John Connole

The recent national benchmark for golden staph infection rates is one of a whole host of new safety and quality measures being reported on the “MyHospitals” federal government website. This has once again raised the importance of infection control in a healthcare environment, especially after 13 hospitals failed to meet the standards in 2010/11, which was set at no more than two cases per 10,000 occupied beds.


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