Emergency workers call Last Drinks

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and police officers have formed a potent alliance to push for regulatory changes to liquor laws to reduce harm and improve public safety. This is their argument. Every week, emergency service workers see innocent lives shattered at the hands of alcohol-fuelled violence. Every week another family somewhere in the country learns first-hand […]

Healthcare location trackers keep tabs on young and old

By Julian Bajkowski Healthcare providers in the public and private sectors are increasingly looking to fit controversial tracking devices to people as well as equipment in an effort to improve patient and public safety while also boosting the productivity and availability of costly hospital assets. According to the country manager for Allied Telesis Australia, Scott […]

Victoria to stop HealthSmart funds

By Lilia Guan   The Victorian Minister for Health and Ageing’s office has confirmed with Government News that it will no longer fund the previous government’s HealthSmart program. HealthSmart was a state initiative to implement a strategy to modernise and replace ICT systems throughout the Victorian public healthcare sector, at the cost of about $360 […]

Contributions to elevated threat levels at hospitals

By Layne Hesse and Rod Sweet from Sinclair Knight Merz   Recent incidents such as the attack on a nurse in Blacktown hospital have drawn renewed attention to the issue of hospital security.   While hospital emergency departments have historically been the focal point for security, the emergence of drug and mental health issues combined […]

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