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Emergency department to trial asthma packs

Changing hospital procedure may be the key to reducing the number of emergency department visits due to asthma. A new study by a team comprising the Asthma Foundation Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital will ...

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Red Cross, Red Crescent talk aid worker safety

The safety of aid workers operating in war zones and conflict areas has been spotlighted at the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva. Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope, director of international humanitarian law and movement relations with ...

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McGrath adds 5 breast care nurses, reaches goal

The McGrath Foundation has announced the funding of an additional five McGrath breast care nurses to support families experiencing cancer, reaching its goal to increase the total number to 110 by its 10th anniversary. The foundation said it has now supported 40,000 ...

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Clarity is key in transfers of care: panel

The importance of good communication and concerns surrounding consumer-directed care were among the key points of discussion at Akolade’s Transfer of Care for Complex Consumers conference today. The topics were covered during a panel discussion on what consumers expect from ...

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Coming societal changes and how to adapt

The latest edition of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) peer-reviewed academic journal Australian Health Review has delved into the social developments that could influence the delivery of health services in the near future. The work is based on megatrends ...

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Call for urgency in tackling malnutrition

Too little attention is paid to malnutrition in people living with dementia in the home, a new discussion paper has shown. Dementia and Nutrition in the Home, released this month by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, called on the federal government to address the ...

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