Mental health ‘crisis’ as patients endure long waits at hospital emergency departments

Mental health ‘crisis’ as patients endure long waits at hospital emergency departments

Updated March 29, 2018 10:59:48 Photo: Renai Buchanan knows all about long waits in emergency departments. (ABC News: Rebecca Turner) Related Story: Mental health patients waiting hours, days in emergency ward When Renai Buchanan felt desperately suicidal, hospital emergency departments were both the best and worst place to be. Mental …

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Sri Lanka lifts nationwide state of emergency

Updated March 18, 2018 18:48:28 Photo: Buddhist mobs swept through the town of Kandy, burning at least 11 Muslim-owned shops and homes. (AP: Pradeep Pathiran) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed earlier this month after Buddhist-Muslim clashes. “Upon assessing the public safety situation, …

Be prepared for when bad things happen: Why you need an emergency fund – RN

Be prepared for when bad things happen: Why you need an emergency fund – RN

Posted March 27, 2018 08:00:00 Photo: Life changed quickly for Mandy McCracken after losing her limbs to a bacterial infection. (ABC News: Emily Stewart) Related Story: The accountant who fell into $50,000 of debt Related Story: 15 questions to ask your partner about money Five years ago, Mandy McCracken went …

Royal Adelaide Hospital cost saga continues with potential rebuild to emergency rooms

Royal Adelaide Hospital cost saga continues with potential rebuild to emergency rooms

Posted March 25, 2018 14:47:22 Photo: The hospital’s emergency department was officially opened in September. (ABC News: Chris Lawless) Less than eight months after the opening of the Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA’s new Health Minister says the emergency department may have to be partly rebuilt because rooms are not big …

Hobart housing crisis: Tasmanian Government stumps up $500k for emergency accommodation

Hobart housing crisis: Tasmanian Government stumps up $500k for emergency accommodation

Posted March 24, 2018 12:41:24 Homeless families will be moved into cabins and motels before winter as part of a government fix to the state’s housing crisis. Newly appointed Housing Minister Roger Jaensch has announced $500,000 for what he’s calling “immediate emergency accommodation options” for Hobart. It follows a housing …

Bushfire emergency warning downgraded near Beverley, east of Perth

Bushfire emergency warning downgraded near Beverley, east of Perth

Updated March 21, 2018 18:53:13 Photo: The emergency warning had been issued for people in parts of Dale. (Supplied: DFES) A bushfire burning near the town of Beverley in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt has been brought under control by firefighters after earlier threatening lives and homes. An emergency warning had been …

Bushfire emergency warning issued in Shire of Beverley, east of Perth

Bushfire emergency warning issued in Shire of Beverley, east of Perth

Updated March 21, 2018 17:52:12 An out-of-control bushfire is threatening lives and homes in the Shire of Beverley in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, with an emergency warning issued. The warning affects people south-east of Springhill Road, west of York-Williams Road and north of Westdale Road in parts of Dale. The bushfire …