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For a bigger, better workforce

Aged-care leaders share strategies for meeting the surge in demand.  The workforce must gain about 78,000 employees in the next decade to maintain the current ratio of aged-care workers to people over the age of 85, attendees at Aged Care ...

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Government to roll out aged care teaching centres

Nurses have welcomed the federal government’s commitment to fund new aged care teaching centres to help boost Australia’s workforce. The Federal Minister for Ageing Mark Butler announced $8.25 million in grants to universities and aged care facilities to set up ...

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Calls to act on kidney disease

Only one in four adults with kidney disease has been diagnosed and demand for kidney transplants and dialysis is expected to soar, health body warns. About 1.3 million Australian adults are unaware they are living with kidney disease, according to ...

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Emergency department demand up 37 per cent

New research has busted the myth that older people or less urgent cases are clogging up EDs. Demand for public emergency department care across Australia increased by 37 per cent throughout the decade ending in early 2010. This is the ...

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Cancer rates up, deaths down

An ageing population and improved screening sees rise in new cases of cancer detected. The rate of new cancers diagnosed in Australia has surged over the past quarter-century, just as advances in detection and treatment have put cancer deaths into ...

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