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Improvments in Indigenous Health

The report, Healthy for Life: results for July 2007- June 2011, shows rises in average birthweight, drops in maternal drinking and smoking, and increases in the proportion of clients with health assessments and care plans.

Intern Summit a Good First Step

AMA (NSW) congratulates Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, on holding the National Medical Intern Summit.
Both the NSW and Commonwealth Health Ministers should be commended for showing commitment to dealing with this problem

Telehealth Turns 750,000 Square kms into a ‘Local’ Oncology Practice

Cancer patients in Queensland’s vast northern region used to travel up to 1,000 kms and be away for days to see their oncologist in Townsville. Today,
they visit their local GP hospital or clinic and their oncologist is ‘beamed’ out to them.

Patients at Risk Due to Hospital Funding Dispute

Patients and health services may suffer due to an ongoing dispute between the States and Territories and the Federal Government over hospital funding.

Faster Internet for the Bush

NBN Co today unveiled plans to bring even faster internet to the bush by doubling the wholesale broadband speeds it will deliver to rural and remote Australia.

Di Natale Speech

I want to talk tonight about an issue that is plaguing the state of Victoria, and other states around the nation: the closure of hospital beds and emergency departments right around the country.

Upgrades for Rural Hospitals in WA

Thirty-six country hospitals will receive upgrades to critical infrastructure in coming months as part of a $20.3million early works program to improve hospitals in regional areas, Health Minister Kim Hames said today.

Rural Residents at Risk from Fresh Health Cutbacks

In the wake of the latest Federal Government hospital funding cutbacks passed on by the State, Victorian rural hospitals have already started to decrease services placing patients lives at risk.

Dishonest Campaign on Victorian health Funding Must End

Wayne Swan demands that the Victorian Government  immediately cease their intentionally deceptive campaign about Commonwealth health funding in the state.

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

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by Dr. Radut