The ABC tells us the University of Canberra will be home to a new super clinic that will offer a variety of services including radiology, pathology, pharmacy and psychology services.
As well as giving students access to a wide range of medical care at their doorstep, Frances Shannon, acting Vice-Chancellor, believes it will also benefit [...]
Breif history is that I had my thyroid removed 10 years ago and have been on medication ever since. First couple of years on thyroxine thyroid medication were up and down, next 6 perfect. Last 2 have been up and down again with various symptoms, doctors appointments, blood tests every 6 weeks, adjustment of medication then go [...]
Burmese curry = good, Burmese powder not so much as ACT Health has issued a warning that they contain lead and arsenic.
The ACT Government Health Directorate advises the community to avoid the use of Burmese traditional powders at present, while an investigation into their safety is conducted.
These powders are sometimes used to assist digestion [...]
I recently spent over a week in TCH. The care was great I cannot fault any of the Drs or nursing staff who did an outstanding job. (apart from one young, female anaesthetic registrar who was so incredibly rude, banging the side of my bed and demanding I listen to her, much to the horror [...]
Jeremy Hanson has seized upon the latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare numbers on the mental health workforce:
This week’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare mental health workforce report shows that the ACT has the lowest number of mental health nurses per capita in the country. ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson said [...]
Yesterday the Liberals Jeremy Hanson was quoting Australian Institute of Health and Welfare research on medical practitioner numbers declining.
Today Chief Minister Gallagher is letting us know she’s got a good feeling:
“I have been hearing anecdotally, that there has been an improvement in local GPs taking on new clients and an increase in GP numbers,” the [...]
Jewel Of India in the Canberra Centre food court is the latest food business to feel the wrath of the macho new Health Department, as local hospitality operators duck for cover – and their cleaning cloths – to avoid further closures. Paul Dugdale stated in the Canberra Times after the closure of high profile cafes [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that her preferred option for a new hospital is within a stone’s throw of the existing Calvary hospital:
The report assessed four potential sites: including the Calvary Hospital Campus, the University of Canberra, Gungahlin Town Centre, and Block 12 Section 78 Nicholls. The report identified the University of Canberra as the [...]
The Liberals’ Jeremy Hanson is asking where 13% of the ACT’s medical practitioner workforce went between 2009 and 2010.
“Canberra already has the lowest number of GPs per capita, and this data shows medical practitioners are leaving the ACT health sector in droves,” Mr Hanson said today.
“The ACT also has the lowest bulk billing rates, and [...]
I have extremely bad posture and this is due to the fact that I constantly at a computer.
Over the years it has been getting worse and I am suffering headaches as a result (plus I look like the hunchbacks’ sister!) I’ve tried oestopathy and don’t particularly want to keep paying a fortune for half [...]
The Greens’ Amanda Bresnan is calling for an end to to the Catholic driven taboo on discussing suicide:
ACT Greens Health spokesperson, Amanda Bresnan MLA, will today call on the ACT Legislative Assembly to break the silence on suicide, by having figures on the ACT suicide toll released to the public biannually.
“There is a great deal [...]
The Industrial Relations Minister Chris Bourke has launched a new asbestos awareness website:
The ACT Government’s Asbestos Awareness website has been entirely revamped and relaunched today. It is aimed at home owners, home renovators, tradespeople, the community in general and people who own or control non-residential buildings.
– which suburbs are most likely to have [...]
My teeth are filthy and need cleaning.
I would like to find a practice that has a dental hygienist as well as a good children’s dentist so the whole family can attend.
I would prefer to utilise a hygienist than an actual dentist to clean my teeth.
Do dental hygienists exist in [...]
The Liberal’s Jeremy Hanson is stealing a march on Katy Gallagher by pointing out why today’s opening of the adult mental health centre is not quite the triumph of Governance we will, at some point, be told it is:
ACT Labor will today finally open its continually re-announced adult mental health centre, despite claiming months [...]
With yet another family practice in Canberra’s South closing (Chifley Family Practice – moving to Ochre Health in Calwell) I was wondering if anyone had any information on Medical Centres in the Weston/Weston area?
I know that Waramanga Medical Centre is taking new patients and I’ve heard Fisher Family Practice are also, but I’d like to [...]
Not sure if it’s something to do with all the wet weather or CSIRO have left the top of one of their jars, but for the last week or so I have been getting badly bitten by very large mozzies during the daytime.
Went for a walk up Mount Rogers in Flynn on saturday and [...]
New and expectant parents of multiples are invited to attend a free information session to learn more about life with multiple birth children. The New and Expectant Parents Information Session is a service provided by CARMBA (Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association) to the community, thus membership is not required to attend the event. Topics [...]
Dark rumours about the kitchen at the iconic Gus’ cafe in Civic are older than this website.
But Kyle has sent in this pic showing us what the new public naming of defective food service regime will look like.
Now can we extend this to the legal and medical professions?
UPDATE 10/03/12 10:40 It appears this is [...]
A new addition to YouTube, behold “The World’s Most Colourful Burnout”. Blownhemi described it thusly:
Peter Kitrozoski’s burnout looked exactly like the colour of my Vodka Slushie at Summernats 25. Just watching it makes me thirsty for more. Peter also does a fair job of twirling the XE Falcon around the pad and with a big [...]
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s MyHospitals website has just rated the nation’s hand hygiene in hospitals.
Sadly Canberra Hospital has managed 64.8%, well below the national benchmark of 70%.
The information presented here refers to the hand hygiene audit period July-October 2011.
The national benchmark for hand hygiene is 70%.
To learn more about hand hygiene ‘moments’ [...]
Liberal Senator Gary Humphries is drawing our attention to the low level of health funding for Canberra under the Medicare Locals system:
The Medicare Locals system will see $493 million go to coordinating primary healthcare delivery across Australia but only 0.85% of that amount will find its way into the capital’s healthcare system.
“About 1.5% of Australians [...]
The Health Directorate has released their self-assessing “report card” for December last year.
While we await both sides of politics saying how great it is or how terrible depending on what suits them it certainly seems the period of improvement has come to an end.
There’s also an Emergency Department report card which seems to be showing [...]
ACT Government Health Directorate Director-General Dr Peggy Brown, today confirmed that Canberra Hospital and Health Services has suffered minor flooding due to the severe storms.
All services at Canberra Hospital and Health Services continue to operate as normal.
Getting my annual fix of McDonalds today in the new outlet and noticed that they are building a new Ronald McDonald House as part of the new Women and Childrens Hospital.
They are advertising a gala ball in order to raise a million dollars. The raffle prize is an Audi A5 woth $100k – and you [...]
The ABC has been worded up that kava has been banned from this year’s Multicultural Festival after the Thereapeutic Goods Administration rejected an application for an exemption.
Because too much multiculturalism would be a terrible thing at a multicultural festival.
Chief Minister Gallagher is celebrating a $200,000 donation from Woolworths for her new Women and Children’s Hospital.
“Today’s donation will be used to purchase items for our paediatrics ward, such as new play equipment for children and adolescent patients, at the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital which is currently under construction,” the Chief Minister said.
Woolworths and [...]
The Health Directorate is asking for community input on their draft immunisation strategy.
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Former rugby star, Clyde Rathbone, has written an honest and heart felt piece about his battle with depression.
The following was posted on his Facebook wall earlier today, he told me he was happy for it to be distributed.
“Sometimes we have to take risks, be terrified and do it anyway. Julian Smith wrote this: http://inoveryourhead.net/100-tips-about-life/ so I [...]
The Productivity Commission has released their annual report on Government Services.
This has prompted a slew of media released from the Gallagher Government:
– EMERGENCY SERVICES CONTINUE TO PERFORM WELL
– DATA SHOWS PROPERTY CRIME DECREASING IN THE CAPITAL
– CHANGING TREND – CLEARANCE RATES IMPROVE IN SUPREME COURT
– Housing and homeless services help people in most need
– Education [...]
Bit of a personal one,
I’m not satisfied with my current family doctor’s treatment of androgen deficiency (low T) and am looking to move to another GP.
Can anyone recommend any Canberra GPs who have experience in HRT treatment?
Thanks in advance.
John Dow has sent in this pic with these musings:
I be a little intrigued by the wording on these new signs. It’s as though the sign is for people who have at least some knowledge of what a death cap mushroom is.
To my mind the space could have been better utilised to offer a [...]
My son today ended up with a piece of wood impaled in the ball of his foot. I was unable to remove the wood myself. This necessitated a visit to the medical practice to see if the clinic nurse could remove the wood. I thought it was better to go to my local medical practice [...]