Facility Admin

The power of one

05 June, 2018 by Laini Bennett

With 80% of HESTA's 850K members women, gender diversity and equality are at the top of CEO Debby Blakey's agenda.

Public hospital admissions growing faster than private

30 May, 2018

Admissions to Australian public hospitals are growing at a faster rate than private hospitals, according to a new study.

Opt-out date for My Health Record announced

23 May, 2018

All Australians will have a My Health Record unless they choose to opt out during a recently announced three-month period.

Notifiable Data Breach law takes effect

22 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's Notifiable Data Breach legislation has come into effect, leaving healthcare organisations at risk of fines of up to $1.8m for failing to disclose a breach.

Man dies after fax to doctor goes astray

18 May, 2018

A cancer patient may still be alive today if his clinicians had spoken to each other, rather than relying on faxed reports.

Medical research boosted by Budget

10 May, 2018

The Australian medical research sector receives a significant boost from the Budget. Ultimately, patients will benefit.

Protecting patients from Legionnaires' disease

08 May, 2018 by Sarah Bailey*

Patients are particularly vulnerable to Legionnaires' disease. Establishing a water quality management plan therefore isn't just best practice — it can save lives.

A Day in the Life: Hardik Jani, a Spotless Work Health & Safety Advisor

07 May, 2018

Jani is based on-site at Bendigo Hospital, Victoria. He plays a key role in driving a safe culture by engaging, advising and mentoring the facility management team to mitigate risks and maintain safety management systems.

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.

The road less travelled

09 April, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Recently recognised with an Order of Australia for her leadership roles in psychiatry and medical administration, and now CEO of the National Mental Health Commission, Dr Peggy Brown shares the lessons she's learned during her 30-year career.

Ambulance Victoria convicted, fined $400K

14 March, 2018

Following the investigation into the death of a paramedic in 2015, Ambulance Victoria was found guilty of breaching the OHS Act.

New law supports advance care directives

10 March, 2018

From 12 March, Victorian patients will be able to create legally binding advance care directives.

In Conversation... with Dr Keith Ooi

06 March, 2018

Dr Ooi, and his colleague Dr Michael Coffey, are seeking to revolutionise the way medical students learn... through gaming.

On your best behaviour: new conduct codes commence

06 March, 2018

As at 1 March, new codes of conduct came into effect for all nurses and midwives in Australia.

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