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New guide urges stronger protection for healthcare workers

25 February, 2022

A new WHO/ILO guide is encouraging countries to strengthen the protection of health workers by improving the management of occupational health.

Winners announced for 2022 HESTA Impact Awards

25 February, 2022

The founder of a global exercise approach for people with Parkinson's disease and a specialist housing and healthcare medical practice team are the 2022 winners for the HESTA Impact Awards.

$22m for health research projects

23 February, 2022

Six Australian health and medical researchers are set to receive goverment funding of around $22 million.

Mater trials electric vehicles

21 February, 2022

Mater at Home and Mater Pathology staff are trialling electric vehicles as a part of a research program being run in partnership with Origin Energy and ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency).

PPE in conjunction with HEPA filters offers best protection: study

08 February, 2022

Full PPE, involving a fit-tested N95 mask, in conjunction with a HEPA filtration system offers health workers in a hospital setting the best protection against virus aerosol exposure, according to a new study.

New campaign to boost GP workforce

08 February, 2022

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched a new campaign — Become a GP — to boost the general practice workforce.

Urgent need to improve healthcare waste management practices: report

02 February, 2022

Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the response to the pandemic has put tremendous strain on healthcare waste management systems around the world.

In conversation: Christine Gee

01 February, 2022

2021 ACHS Gold Medal winner Christine Gee shares her journey from an Internal Reliever to a CEO.

Medications go missing from Melbourne hospitals

31 January, 2022

Almost one-fifth of medications supplied to medical and surgical wards and emergency departments (EDs) in public hospitals in Melbourne were not administered to patients.

Medical billing mistakes due to systemic issues: study

27 January, 2022

Non-compliant medical billing in Australia is primarily due to systemic issues, not deliberate abuse by doctors, according to a new study.

Unqualified medical intern convicted

27 January, 2022

A Sydney woman who worked as a medical intern at a Sydney hospital despite not being qualified or registered to practise has been convicted, following charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

Health heroes recognised in Australia Day honours

27 January, 2022

Health leaders, doctors, paramedics, volunteers and COVID-19 responders are among the 1040 Australians recognised in the 2022 Australia Day Honours List.

Finalists announced for HESTA Impact Awards

18 January, 2022

An app to combat communication challenges with older people due to COVID-19 mask wearing, a program to support bereaved children and work to reduce social isolation, poverty and ill health for young mothers are on the 2022 HESTA Impact Awards shortlist.

Support at home program consultation to begin soon

10 January, 2022

The government will soon begin consultation on critical design elements for the new Support at Home Program.

Emergency departments presentations rebound following a 1.4% drop

14 December, 2021

Following a decline in early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, presentations to public hospital emergency departments have rebounded, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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