Lack of vaccinations behind Queensland worst flu season

ISABELLE SCHERER Queensland Health has released their annual Statewide Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report. The report showed there were 35,296 Queensland influenza cases in 2017, a 12,000 increase on last year's figures. The data … [Read more...]

Health system responds to patient flow

TAYLOR ROWE An Australian first has been unveiled this week with the Royal Brisbane Hospital introducing a state-of-the-art PACH system designed to aid in the management of patient flow within metro-north hospitals. PACH is a regulator that … [Read more...]

Stigma and awareness the main focus for new Hepatitis C campaign 

ELIZABETH ANDAL Lack of public awareness and negative stigma are key factors to be addressed in the new campaign, ‘We need to talk about Hep C’, launched by Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick last Friday. The … [Read more...]

Queensland suffers nurse shortage while graduates struggle for jobs

RANUI HARMER Australia is reportedly suffering severe nursing shortages with nearly 17,000 workers required for public and private hospitals and aged care facilities. Queensland Health needs an additional 14,000 nurses by 2014 before … [Read more...]

Public keep their cool as E.Coli outbreak continues

TESS BROOKS Queensland Health are urging the public to “be alert but not alarmed” as another eight people potentially infected with Shiga toxin-producing E.Coli, or STEC, came forward earlier this week. An alert was issued by chief health … [Read more...]