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Midwife banned from practising

31 October, 2018

A Bacchus Marsh Hospital midwife has been banned from practising. She is one of 38 practitioners at the hospital who have been, or are being, investigated.

Aged-care commissioner announced

25 October, 2018

Health sector leader Janet Anderson has been appointed to lead the new and independent Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.

Preventing patient identity errors

23 October, 2018 by Catherine Koetz*

Capturing a patient's identity correctly is essential to prevent adverse events. We learn how ACT Health and The Canberra Hospital tackled this issue.

Biotoxin-related illnesses report presented

22 October, 2018

The Australian Parliament's Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee has presented its 'Report on the Inquiry into Biotoxin-related Illnesses in Australia'.

Food contamination — managing the incident

02 October, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

Strawberries and other fresh fruit have been deliberately contaminated; does your facility's foodservice have an incident management plan?

Doctors, not Dr Google, are the answer

10 September, 2018 by Dr Preeya Alexander AKA The Wholesome Doctor*

Doctors may not have all the answers, but they can do a better job than Google at diagnosing a headache.

How vulnerability impacts the healthcare equation

23 July, 2018

When it comes to acute healthcare environments, who is more likely to exhibit vulnerability, and what does this mean for treatment and care interventions?

Strength in unity

23 April, 2018 by Catherine Koetz, Industry Manager – Healthcare, GS1 Australia

Traceability of both medication and medical devices is essential to patient safety.

It should never have happened

16 April, 2018 by Dr David Carter*

The inquest into the death of 13-year-old Louis Tate in a Victorian hospital raised a number of important issues that all healthcare and aged-care facilities should act on.

Climate change — the risks and opportunities for healthcare

03 July, 2017 by David McEwen

David McEwen, author of the new book Navigating the Adaptive Economy, shares his views on the challenges climate changes poses to healthcare and outlines the key opportunities that exist to reduce the impact.

Choose wisely and submit an abstract for National Meeting in May

23 February, 2017

Healthcare leaders, medical students and junior doctors are invited to submit abstracts for the Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2017.

Why don't we know how many people die in our hospitals?

27 January, 2017 by Philip Clarke, University of Melbourne and Peter Sivey, RMIT University

About this time last year, Australia’s National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) decided not to release data on death rates across Australia's hospitals. This is the type of scandal we should be concerned about, rather than spending too much time on the travel expenses of our pollies.

Elective surgery waiting times stable nationally

11 January, 2017

A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows how elective surgery waiting times have been performing in recent years.

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