Tasmanian strategy to combat flu season ‘best ever’, Health Minister says

Tasmanian strategy to combat flu season ‘best ever’, Health Minister says

Updated April 26, 2018 14:33:47 Tasmania will be the most prepared it ever has been for the impending flu season, the state’s Health Minister says. The plan to deal with flu and other winter illnesses unveiled by Michael Ferguson includes using casual staff and maximising hospital bed capacity. Last year’s …

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Plan to combat winter flu in Tasmania not good enough to ease bed pressure, nurses say

Posted April 14, 2018 17:22:22 Urging Tasmanians to get a flu shot will not be enough to prevent bed block in Tasmania’s hospitals this winter, according to the nurses’ union. The State Government wants Tasmanians to play their role in being prepared for the busy winter season, by getting a …

Budding GPs get a taste of bush life to combat remote doctor shortage

Budding GPs get a taste of bush life to combat remote doctor shortage

Updated April 11, 2018 14:12:53 Photo: Budding doctors Tom Pike and Max Deighton leapt at the chance to work in the Gove area. (Supplioed) A unique medical program in the Northern Territory has found a simple way to combat a shortage of skilled GPs willing to work in the bush. …

NSW combat sports review hears claims of concussion, extreme weight loss and unfair match-ups

NSW combat sports review hears claims of concussion, extreme weight loss and unfair match-ups

Posted April 11, 2018 17:01:12 Shocking claims about concussion, weight loss and a lack of regulation have been heard at a public forum in New South Wales as part of a statewide review of combat sports. Amateur and professional fighters across all codes are under the spotlight amid scrutiny of …