Public hospitals “were not starting from a position of strength” before the pandemic because they were squeezed by funding formulas, according to a new report calling for reform. The report, published by the Australian Medical Association, says the underlying demand for public hospital services will increase by 4.3% per yearRead More →

South Australia’s hospital bed capacity has increased dramatically, amid forecasts that the state could face thousands of COVID-19 cases once border restrictions are relaxed. Key points: Government says 93 beds are in addition to 107 others already reported by SA Health A prediction ensues that SA could be grappling withRead More →

newsletters, editor’s selection list, The Pfizer and AstraZeneca daily walk-in clinics will soon be opening for the first time at Armidale Hospital. With the changes taking effect this week, that should inspire even more people in our area to now seek opportunities to get their jabs as soon as theyRead More →

As the number of people seriously ill in Victoria’s latest outbreak continues to rise, a major hospital in Melbourne has taken additional steps to help the sick. The Royal Melbourne Hospital has expanded its intensive care capacity for Covid patients as the number of critically ill people in the VictoriaRead More →

New data from SA Health shows that 47 staff at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network have been reassigned to duties where they will not have contact with patients with COVID-19. Key points: South African hospital workers must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine by November 1 Some staffRead More →

(MENAFN-IANS) Canberra, October 7 (IANS) The Australian government on Thursday ruled out additional funding to help hospitals deal with ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks. Health Minister Greg Hunt has rejected the call from state and territory governments for more money to help the healthcare system survive the strains imposed by the severeRead More →