Archived News for Health Sector Professionals - September, 2011
Construction has begun of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) following the groundbreaking ceremony. The RAH will be one of the largest hospitals in the world to be planned and built scratch.
South Australian Health Minister John Hill said, “The new hospital is an important part of our state-wide health reforms and has been designed to adapt to the changing needs of the population.
“The single rooms for patients will revolutionise care, protecting patients from cross-infection and providing them with a calm and private space in which to recover,” Mr Hill said.
The Victorian Government has announced a $22.2 million package for the Life! Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program.
The Federal Government has announced that Australian of the Year Simon McKeon will chair a new independent review of health and medical research in Australia and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation.
The Victorian State Government has announced the appointment of an internationally renowned researcher and academic to chair the Victorian Children’s Council.
Monash University’s School of Rural Health in Bendigo has been awarded $2.5 million to establish a Centre of Research Excellence in Rural and Remote Primary Health Care ensuring greater access to better health services in rural Australia.
Research conducted by a Curtin University engineer promises to find the solution to many of the human brain’s most complex problems, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, autism and stroke.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia in collaboration with more than 200 centres from 24 countries have identified DNA links to blood pressure which could lead to new treatments for cardiovascular disease.
Research released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows cases of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) treated with dialysis or kidney transplantation are expected to increase significantly over the coming decade.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute are conducting research on how to assist stroke victims repair swallowing functions, which brake down in more than 50 per cent of
Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote exchange between the two countries in the areas of health and medical research.
In its third and final report on elective surgery waiting list, the Council of Australian Governments’ National Partnership on elective surgery waiting lists (COAG) found that state and territory governments had achieved mixed results in reforming the area.
The Federal Government has published its plan for national health reform implementation, which will deal with improving public hospitals, increasing transparency and lessening waste.