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Palliative care standards updated

Palliative Care Australia has launched the fifth edition of the National Palliative Care Standards and the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines, in an effort to better shape how palliative care is planned, funded and delivered across Australia in the next ...

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World Hospital Congress speakers announced

The first speakers for the 42nd World Hospital Congress have been announced, and will join a lineup of health leaders in Brisbane this October. During the announcement last week, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association chief executive Alison Verhoeven said delegates ...

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Decline in cholesterol testing dangerous

Nearly half of Australians on stable lipid-lowering cholesterol treatment are not having enough high-density lipoprotein tests, research has revealed. The new figures, published in BMJ Open, suggest that many Australians may be at risk of developing cardiovascular disease because health ...

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Nominations needed for Public Health Awards

As the AMA prepares for its annual Public Health Awards, the organisation has urged staff in the medical sector to nominate people or groups deserving of recognition. President Dr Michael Gannon said nominations were sought in the categories of Excellence ...

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Poor mental health rife in medical sector

As the conversation about the mental health of medical staff continues, the AMSA has launched a new preventative health campaign to curb the negative statistics. The Activ8 Mental Health campaign was designed to improve awareness and self-care as both medical ...

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New UOW health precinct to create 2,000 jobs

The University of Wollongong's new health and wellbeing precinct will include Australia's first patient-centred health clinic to offer aged care, retirement living, research facilities and teaching programs. Details about the plan released last week confirmed that Lendlease would lead the ...

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Mental health patients face eight-hour wait in ED

Healthcare staff have called for urgent action after new figures showed that one-third of patients with mental illness faced an eight-hour wait in emergency departments. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) president Dr Simon Judkins said the issue was referred ...

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