Facility Admin

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.


A woman of stature

05 March, 2018 by Laini Bennett

GS1 Australia CEO Maria Palazzolo talks about her career, her advice for women seeking leadership roles and her proudest moments.


Minimising the risk of bullying

19 February, 2018

Surprisingly few managers know how to deal with bullying. There are also misconceptions as to what constitutes bullying. We set the record straight.


A framework for success

13 February, 2018 by Dr Andrew P Howard*

The Digital Hospitals Handbook is the first of its kind in the world. It is designed to provide a solid framework to maximise the chances of success of a digital hospital program.


Doctor convicted, fined $100,000

13 February, 2018

A Melbourne doctor was convicted and fined after being found guilty of continuing to practise medicine while unregistered and under suspension.


New free e-learning module on communicating risk

21 December, 2017

The new ACSQHC module will help clinicians develop their skills in communicating risks and benefits with their patients.


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