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Swinburne university
Featured

Schools, STEM and Startups

By DELIA SCALES 8th May 2019 Are you an overseas student studying technology courses in Australia? Or are you interested in Australian education, particularly in

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sally crossing
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Vale Sally Crossing

This article is a tribute to Sally Crossing. She was a tireless advocate for cancer patients, and lobbied for greater accountability of the health industry.

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Swinburne university
Featured

Schools, STEM and Startups

By DELIA SCALES 8th May 2019 Are you an overseas student studying technology courses in Australia? Or are you interested in Australian education, particularly in

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old man
Cardiology

Too old for CABGS

An elderly man presented to the to Emergency Departments with shortness of breath. Doctors diagnosed widespread vessel disease, also called peripheral vascular disease. He also

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Take an app and call me in the morning
Startup events

‘Take this app’

JUNE, 2017 As part of Melbourne Health Research week, the event ‘Take this app and call me in the morning: The future of digital health

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Chris Kommatas and Kate Lomas
Startup events

The first pitch

Reforming hospitals from the inside out. Australia’s first health startup accelerator, situated inside the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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Old man
Aged care

Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse is more common that most people realise. Aged care training courses are paid to accept AND pass students, no matter how unsuitable they are. The health bureaucracy blocks complaints and hides information on reported errors. The victims are elderly and frail patients.

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Aged care
Aged care

Aged care reinvented

At a recent Peak15 meetup, aged care providers showed more interest in quality of life for their elderly clients than trendy technology. They also passion for their work and a commitment for ongoing reform.

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Agnes Louisa La Trobe
Startup events

Agnes’s spirit lives on

Agnes Health was named after the feisty daughter of the first Governor of Victoria. A recent event was advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur.

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sally crossing
Featured

Vale Sally Crossing

This article is a tribute to Sally Crossing. She was a tireless advocate for cancer patients, and lobbied for greater accountability of the health industry.

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Hercules and Antaeus, Greek tragedy
Health insurers, governments

Greek tragedy

Governments and private insurers are struggling with hospitals. These powerful institutions are driving up costs while resisting transparency and reform.

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Nursing home death ignored
Aged care

Nursing home death ignored

An elderly man was admitted to a private nursing home. One month later he was dead. After five years of investigations, no one has been held accountable.

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Problem of overweight, Obesity and surgery
Orthopedics

Obesity and surgery

Morbid obesity and surgery don’t mix. Patients should be made aware of the dangers of poor healing, and be encouraged to lose weight before major surgery.

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Woman waiting for doctor in hospital, stroke patient misses out
Emergency

Stroke patient misses out

Stroke patients should never miss out on essential treatments, because of mix ups in busy Emergency departments. We need better monitoring systems.

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Surgeons in operating theatre, sexism in surgery
Doctors resources

Sexism in surgery

Is sexism in surgery linked to the broader issue of bullying in hospitals? And how to we support junior staff to feel safe and well supported in hospitals?

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