Labor Cuts Beds and Frontline Jobs

The Gillard Government’s $1.6 billion cut to public hospital funding will see about 200 nursing and other frontline jobs lost in Victoria alone and much needed beds closed across the State

Top Doctor Disputes Katherine Dialysis Claims

The Northern Territory's top renal doctor says there is currently at least a one-year wait for patients to access dialysis services at the Katherine hospital.

Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) System Update

The PCEHR Program completed infrastructure testing activities which enabled the PCEHR system to roll out its third release on 15 December 2012.

Government ‘ROALS’ out Expanded Locum Support for Rural Doctors

The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has welcomed Federal Government funding to expand a highly successful program that has been providing much-needed locum assistance to rural obstetricians since 2006…and will now also assist rural anaesthetists.


New Telehealth Centre officially opened at Princess Alexandra Hospital

The centre is  purpose-built for telehealth, allowing patients in regional and remote areas to have 'face-to face' consultations with specialists and clinicians, without having to travel hundreds of kilometres away from their local areas.

Graduate Nurses and Midwives Need Government Support Too

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has questioned why the Federal Government is backing a new campaign aimed at attracting young doctors and medical students to rural practice – but not supporting more jobs for graduate nurses and midwives.

Jenny Macklin Interview on NDIS

Well, we’ll have to wait until next year’s budget, but we’ve justallocated $1 billion.

NDIS Press Release

Every Australian Counts Campaign Director John Della Bosca said he is deeply disappointed the Federal Government has not funded an expanded rollout of the NDIS in the mid year economic forecast.

Government Backs National Rural Health Careers Campaign

A national campaign to attract young doctors and medical students to rural practice is being launched this month with the backing of the Federal Government.

Minister Announces $2.55 million to Support GPs to Engage with PCEHR

The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, Minister for Health, has today announced $2.55 million funding for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to support GPs confidently engage with the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR).


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by Dr. Radut