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Health dept tips for managing influenza and COVID-19 in aged care

As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.

Labor has a huge health agenda ahead of it. What policies should we expect?

According to health economist Dr Stephen Duckett, Labor’s win in Saturday’s election heralds real change in health policy. Although Labor had a small-target strategy, with limited big spending commitments, he says its victory represents a value shift to a party committed to equity and Medicare, and, potentially, a style shift to a hands-on, equity-oriented health minister.

COVID-19 aged care deaths a concern, crisis ‘in full swing’

"How can we lose more than 350 senior Australians to COVID since the election campaign was launched and no one is talking about this," United Workers Union aged care director Carolyn Smith says.

Study finds half of first people hospitalised with COVID-19 still have symptoms two years on

Two years after infection with COVID-19, half of patients who were admitted to hospital still have at least one symptom, according to the longest follow-up study to date, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Facility manager lauds hard-working nurses and laments failure of Govt support for profession

Jill Dexter, a mother of four and veteran of more than 50 years in the aged care industry, is imploring both sides of parliament this International Nurses Day to commit to decisive action on the aged care crisis. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

On this special day ANMF celebrates the enormous contribution nurses make to our society

On today, International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is asking Australians to reflect and acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of our nurses working in health and aged care across the country.

Aged care provider partners with training organisation for new recruitment approach

With aged care providers already facing significant workforce challenges as a result of COVID-19 and funding constraints, NSW Central Coast aged care provider Alino Living is taking a new approach to recruitment following a partnership with training organisation, ET Australia.

WHO data reveals 15 million COVID-19 related deaths during the first two years of pandemic

New estimates from the World Health Organization show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the COVID-19 pandemic between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 was approximately 14.9 million.

Securing Australia’s medical workforce will avert pending health crisis: Go8

The Group of Eight (Go8) has called on an incoming government to move quickly to avert a looming medical crisis as Australia’ depleted healthcare workforce copes with increasing demand and pressure in a post pandemic world.

It starts with your heart: two-thirds of at-risk Aussies ignoring vital heart check-ups

As we celebrate Heart Health Week, Heart Foundation is calling on Australians aged 45-74 to resume annual Heart Health Checks.

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