Taking risks in Recovery

Taking risks in Recovery

31 AUGUST, 2015 Lack of accountability Lack of safe staffing levels Avoidable errors Hospitals should not take unnecessary risks by cutting staff in Recovery Accreditation for hospitals and nursing homes follows a simplistic, sometimes irrelevant approach. Things...
Basic tests, unnecessary errors

Basic tests, unnecessary errors

Frail, elderly people and busy, error prone hospitals are a bad combination Constantly changing nursing shifts,  pressure for beds and rushed discharges. The trigger for errors is always there. And the longer elderly people stay in hospital, the higher the risks of...
Nursing home death ignored

Nursing home death ignored

How a man ended up dead from an insulin overdose only a month after being admitted to a nursing home And five years later no one had been held responsibleWhile mainstream media publishes stories of mistreatment in aged care sector, the truth is only a small number of...
Obesity and surgery

Obesity and surgery

Morbid obesity and surgery don't mix 67% of Australian adults are overweight and one in four adults in Australia are obese. This story tells the impact that obesity can have on surgical outcomes. And why stricter guidelines on who can have elective surgery might save...
Stroke patient misses out

Stroke patient misses out

Sometimes patients race to Emergency Departments, only to end up waiting for hours If you think that sick people just need to be rushed to a hospital, then you need to read this story.A fifty year old woman experienced a sudden onset of visual disturbances, abnormal...