Clinical Services

Wesley Unveils $20 million Operating Theatre Upgrade

14 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

 The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane has unveiled its new $20 million theatre expansion and upgrade project.


New Guide to Providing Pharmacy Services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

14 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


Standard 3: Preventing and controlling ?healthcare associated infections

13 October, 2014 by Ryan Mccann

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.


Pharmacist of the Year Awards Announced

10 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has announced its award recipients for 2014.


Collaboration will Result in World Class Allied Health Research

09 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A merger with the Menzies Foundation is set to position Griffith University as a leader in world-class allied health research.


An holistic approach

07 October, 2014 by ahhb


New Heart of Australia Mobile Clinic in Regional and Rural Queensland

04 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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 Move into Fiona Stanley Hospital

04 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Patients have begun moving into the new State Rehabilitation Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital today.


NHPA Report on Cancer Surgery Waiting Times in Public Hospitals

02 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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


Smartphone App Helps Heart Attack Recovery

02 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new smartphone app developed by CSIRO is giving  heart attack patients a better chance at completing life-saving rehabilitation.



RECALL - Meningitec meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine

30 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Health professionals are advised that Emerge Health, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all unexpired doses of Meningitec meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine suspension for injection, single dose syringe, due to the potential for particulate contamination.


World Pharmacists Day 2014

25 September, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

Today is World Pharmacists Day, giving Australian pharmacists, who are among the top three trusted professions in the nation, plenty of reasons to smile.


Rise in Palliative Care related Hospital Admissions

24 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The number of palliative care related hospital admissions rose by 52% between 2002-03 and 2011-12, according to a new report released  by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


Stents In Trial For Superficial Femoral Artery Disease

23 September, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

The Journal of Endovascular Therapy has established that the use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are now attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease.


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