Facility Admin

Hospital-acquired respiratory complications costly

31 July, 2018 by Dr Robert Herkes*

Patients with a hospital-acquired respiratory complication may remain in hospital for 17.9 days longer than other patients, costing an additional $37,125.

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?

Fake doctor sentenced to jail

13 July, 2018

A Victorian man pretending to be a gynaecologist or obstetrician has been sentenced to almost 10 years' jail.

Are you at risk of prosecution?

09 July, 2018

The criminal conviction of a UK doctor for gross negligence manslaughter shocked the Australian medical community. We examine the implications for Australia.

New standards for transgender children

26 June, 2018

As 1.2% of Australian adolescents identify as transgender, referrals to healthcare professionals will continue to rise, making standards necessary.

Deleting negative reviews? You may be breaking the law

25 June, 2018

Selectively editing reviews or testimonials about your organisation may break the law.

Cancer patients out of pocket up to $22,000

11 June, 2018

Lower medical fees and greater transparency would reduce the financial burden of people battling cancer.

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.

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