Ok I have an ongoing health condition which I believe is going to require me to see a proctologist soon.
However after over an hour of searching online I cannot see any listing for proctologists in the ACT.
Please tell me that I’m not going to have to travel to either Sydney or Melbourne to [...]
Announcement about Death cap victims memorial service
We will be holding a memorial service at the German club (49 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah ACT 2604 (02) 6295 9853) tomorrow (Saturday the 14th) at 11:00am for Liu Jun and Tsou Kuei Hsiang.
Please tell anyone in the community that would like to pay their respects at this memorial.
Unfortunately only Liu Jun’s family will be able to [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she has once again been out looking at things and work will commence soon on the Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre:
“The $51.3 million Belconnen Enhanced Community Health Centre will provide the Belconnen community with a contemporary healthcare hub,” the Chief Minister said.
“It will be a light, airy and [...]
Are you currently pregnant? Have you considered having a Doula support you through your pregnancy, labour & birth?
There are some student Doulas looking for pregnant women to support to complete their training.
If you are in the Canberra, Young, Yass, Wagga, Tumut or Goulburn areas and are due in February to September and are interested in finding out more, [...]
I was wondering what peoples expierences with Headspace ACT, the youth mental health service are?
I have been provided with the great task of helping my younger sister (16) get some support.
Any ideas? Or opinions of the service mentioned above?
News have the terrifying information that the stunningly lethal deathcap dinner was cooked in a commercial kitchen here in Canberra:
HEALTH authorities in Canberra say the meal which contained death cap mushrooms that killed two people was prepared in a commercial kitchen.
The ACT Health Directorate says the food was for a private meal and no food [...]
Hi all. I am looking for recommendations (or libelous comments, humorus anacdotes, etc) concerning podiatrist services in Canberra.
A family member is looking for ingrown toe nail related medical attentention, and no one has any specific experience.
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has made our day with news she’s sending Chlamydia screeners to try and clean up Summernats:
Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, said today that the Health Directorate will again offer free Chlamydia screening at this year’s Summernats car festival as part of its broader efforts to stamp out [...]
The ABC has word that the New Years Deathcap Feast has now claimed two lives.
Two people have died after eating death cap mushrooms at a New Year’s Eve dinner party in Canberra.
The deaths were confirmed by a spokesman for Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital this morning.
The victims were waiting for liver transplants after eating [...]
The SMH is running with the cause of deathcap warnings from ACT Health.
Three people are seriously ill in a Sydney hospital after eating death cap mushrooms – named for their poison that can trigger liver failure – at a New Year’s Eve party in Canberra.
A 52-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were flown to Royal [...]
ACT Health has issued a warning about Death Cap Mushrooms:
Three people have recently been admitted to ACT hospitals after becoming ill from eating Death Cap Mushrooms.
“The Death Cap mushrooms often grow near established oak trees and are found when there is warm, wet weather. In Canberra this usually occurs in Autumn, but recent summer [...]
There have been threads on here before regarding mole removal here in Canberra. But i need information that is a little specific and isn’t mentioned in the previous threads.
I am a giant sook when it comes to surgery, small or big. I am looking for a place to remove a mole I have on my [...]
need recommendation for magic fingers, a sports physio for a bodgy ankle…
ACT Health has posted an alert for measles in the community beyond the immunisation shunning steiner community:
This week, two people were diagnosed with measles in the ACT. These people have no known links to the recent measles outbreak associated with an ACT school.
This suggests that exposure to measles has occurred in the general community and [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is giving notice of what you can get should your Christmas go pear shaped on the health front:
ACT Public Hospitals
The Emergency Departments at both Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital will operate as normal.
Elective surgery will be scaled back over the period as in previous years to enable staff to take leave and [...]
Auditor-General Maxine Cooper has announced the release of her report into the Management of Food Safety in the Australian Capital Territory:
the audit found shortcomings in the ACT Health Directorate’s Health Protection Service’s administration of food safety that need to be addressed to provide the community assurance that the food they buy and [...]
The ANU is announcing they’ve isolated a complex sugar, heparan sulphate, needed to sustain the pancreas’ beta cells which die off in Type-1 diabetes:
Dr Simeonovic said that their research has shown that beta cells found in the pancreas need heparan sulphate for their survival and without it they die.
“We’ve discovered that replacement of heparan [...]
Katy Gallagher is pretty pleased with her latest surgery report card:
“The report card shows we are doing more operations than ever before with 2992 elective surgery operations completed in the first quarter of 2011-12 of which about a third involved NSW patients.
“However, while we are doing more and more surgery, the number of people added [...]
Here in the Eagle’s nest there are a lot of haggard faces as we recover from food poisoning contracted on Friday night (food eaten at different places).
Is it just a coincidence or have you too been getting re-acquainted with the smallest room in the house?
An astonishingly large number of media items proclaim Government support for male health programmes.
However, Google searches indicate that unless you (as a male) are at high risk of AIDS, the pox, suicide or family disintegration, ordinary male specific medical services seem non existant.
Personally, I am less than impressed with my local GP. I would like [...]
I am was wondering if there was any Bipolar support groups or similar in Canberra.
I have had a google and cannot seem to find anything, it would be for a friend who is in the 30ish age bracket so groups for youth wouldn’t be suitable.
Katy Gallagher has unveiled the ACT Primary Health Care Strategy 2011–2014.
“The strategy details the key principles and priorities that will guide primary health care policy, planning and practice in the ACT into the future.”
The Chief Minister said the strategy builds on the previous plan and identifies seven priority areas for action including:
– improving access and [...]
Following yesterday’s campaign announcement from Chief Minister Gallagher, that she’ll roll out more nurse-led Walk-In Centres for Belconnen and Tuggeranong if we re-elect her in October, the Australian Nursing Federation is cheering.
The Australian Nursing Federation – ACT Branch (ACT ANF) welcomed ACT Labor’s commitment to expand the highly successful Nurse led Walk-in Centre to Belconnen [...]
The Liberals Jeremy Hanson is jumping up and down about a story on the radio today:
“Today, we learnt of a post-surgery case at The Canberra Hospital in which staff allegedly did not change a patient?s wound dressing, which then led to emergency surgery to treat the problem,” Mr Hanson said today.
“The patient was allegedly refused [...]
Yesterday the ACT Young People’s Plan Progress Report was released, and within fifty-five pages of waffle and spin are some interesting tidbits.
School programs have been fairly successful, with improvements in school sustainability, healthy food programs starting to spread out into a hundred schools, and 22,500 students ACT-wide participating in physical activity programs.
Programs giving money to [...]
There’s nothing online yet from the Chief Minister but the local ALP and labor types are all linking to an ABC story on Katy Gallagher announcing more nurse-led Walk-In Centres for Belconnen and Tuggeranong (So that will have to do, 2CC types can make what they will of that).
The centre based at The Canberra Hospital [...]
I need to get the following vaccinations for employment purposes, been checking up and asking around on where to get them done, besides to the GP. I’m also wondering if different GPs would charge different prices for them, and if so, where do you know would not charge sky high rates? Thanks in advance [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is asking for feedback on possible plans for securing the growing electricity needs of Canberra Hospital.
“The redevelopment of the Canberra Hospital campus and the implementation of new information and e-health technologies will mean increasing requirements for data storage and energy as the hospital increases in size and capacity.
“The expansion of infrastructure and [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is reacting to the latest salmonella outbreak with new laws for the naming of troubled eateries.
“Over the past year the Health Directorate has seen an increase in the number of businesses failing to comply with the required food standards. Action has been taken against these businesses, including referring matters to the Director [...]
The ABC brings word that the salmonella outbreak which has hospitalised five people and made many more unwell has been put down to the chicken and mayonaise rolls at Kingston’s Silo bakery.
It is believed raw egg in mayonnaise made at the Silo bakery in Kingston is to blame for the outbreak.
ACT Health has confirmed 13 [...]
Chief Minister Katy Gallagher is letting you know she’s reached a deal with the Little Company of Mary for the health services they provide, particularly Calvary Hospital which the ACT Government keeps paying for works at, despite not owning it.
“These new agreements update the current agreements some of which have been in place for nearly [...]
News from the ABC today of a Salmonella outbreak, though ACT Health is being scant on the details, not even indicating whereabouts in Canberra these 4 patients live or work.
Given they all got sick in a short space of time and it’s Christmas party season, seems a good bet that is the source.