Hospitals

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Revealed: one in five patients leave some A&E departments in England without treatment
Long waiting times and difficulty in accessing other NHS facilities drive a trebling in those leaving without completing care

Chaminda Jayanetti

21, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘Caught unawares’: Covid is preventing Australians in hospital from voting
Mobile polling in health facilities was stopped amid the pandemic and patients in hospital unexpectedly have no way to cast their ballot

Christopher Knaus

21, May, 2022 @3:45 AM

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Funding delays keep NDIS participants in hospital months longer than necessary, report finds
Government data shows 1,140 participants are stuck in hospital waiting for housing funding or other support before they can be released

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

19, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Set up for failure’: bush GPs frustrated by ‘chaotic’ locum system
Medical workers say they are disillusioned by policies that ‘do not reflect the reality of how rural health systems work’

Jordyn Beazley

18, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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My burnout is born of a health system that treats the emergency department as a panacea | Stephen Parnis
Hospital overcrowding and delays to care have never been worse, and the morale among emergency doctors and nurses has taken an enormous hit

Stephen Parnis

15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Robot-assisted surgery can cut blood clot risk and speed recovery, study finds
In world-first trial, bladder cancer patients who had robotic surgery went home sooner and were less likely to be readmitted

Andrew Gregory Health editor

15, May, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Emergency overload: how Covid exposed Australia’s straining hospital system
The pandemic has merely worsened an underfunded system where key health workers are leaving in droves

Melissa Davey Medical editor

14, May, 2022 @8:00 PM

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NHS England waiting list reaches another record high in March
Total of 6.4 million people awaiting treatment, as service says more people are coming forward for care

Pamela Duncan and Denis Campbell

12, May, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Surge in NSW flu cases sparks concern over hospital capacity with Covid numbers high
State’s chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, urges people to get flu vaccinations as 2,000 cases reported in last week

Tamsin Rose

12, May, 2022 @8:47 AM

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Australia relies on overseas-trained medical experts yet consigns them to professional purgatory | Ranjana Srivastava
Those who come here make many sacrifices to support our healthcare system. It is our duty to judge them fairly and treat them well

Ranjana Srivastava

10, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Hospital tooth extractions for children in England fall by over half in pandemic
British Dental Association says tens of thousands left in pain after sharp drop in NHS procedures in 2020-21

Jamie Grierson

10, May, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Hundreds of mentally ill prisoners denied urgent treatment in England
Most seriously ill inmates left to wait in cells often due to bed shortages at secure hospitals, data shows

Tom Wall

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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