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Health regulator, Victoria Police to share information

Health practitioners accused of sexual exploitation or drug offences could be reported to Victoria Police by their industry regulator, under a new agreement between the two organisations. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and police have reached a first-of-its-kind memorandum ...

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GEDI to advance emergency care for older patients

A fast-tracked emergency department program for elderly patients is now accessible in regional and remote areas of Queensland. The initiative, which was co-developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), has been established ...

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Nurses to strike across New Zealand

New Zealand's nurses have agreed to a strike that will cripple the country's hospitals this week, adding to a tide of industrial action threats faced by the government. The country's nurses' union held a last-minute vote to try and avert ...

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Drugs were tampered with for years: Queensland paramedic

A paramedic turned whistleblower who uncovered evidence of drug tampering says the care of thousands of Queensland patients may have been compromised. Tim Watkins has accused the Queensland Ambulance Service of ignoring evidence that drugs used by paramedics were tampered ...

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