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Kate Aubusson is Health Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Health and Science

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Health and Science

Knowing a list like this could never give due credit to everyone, we've featured those at the pointy end of Australia’s blue-chip handling of this ongoing pandemic.

  • by Kate Aubusson and Liam Mannix

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The baby girl who died at Blacktown Hospital months before Nigella
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The baby girl who died at Blacktown Hospital months before Nigella

The grieving parents of two babies who died at Blacktown Hospital are demanding to know how the tragedy that has caused their families unbearable pain could have been repeated.

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Hospital banned from training doctors amid alarm over excessive workloads, poor supervision
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Hospital banned from training doctors amid alarm over excessive workloads, poor supervision

The Royal Australian College of Physicians has stripped its basic training accreditation from Maitland Hospital, in effect removing its seven registrars from the hospital from November 30.

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Blacktown Hospital nurses and midwives revolt over staffing and patient safety fears

Blacktown Hospital nurses and midwives revolt over staffing and patient safety fears

NSW Health has been given 48 hours to address their concerns or face the possibility of industrial action.

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$30 billion to fight COVID-19 over next five years

$30 billion to fight COVID-19 over next five years

The NSW government has committed $30 billion to a COVID health and economic package, with treasury forecasters working on an assumption that a vaccine will be available by mid-next year.

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Female police officer dragged into apartment by revellers flouting COVID rules

Female police officer dragged into apartment by revellers flouting COVID rules

Two officers were injured as they broke up a house party of more than 100 people in Surry Hills on Friday night, far exceeding the COVID-safe 20 person maximum.

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'Long term effects of the pandemic, bushfires will be severe. The recovery will take years'
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'Long term effects of the pandemic, bushfires will be severe. The recovery will take years'

Australia’s GPs warn the mental and physical health consequences of 2020 will be severe and demand radical reforms to cope with the long years of recovery ahead.

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Blacktown obstetricians get operating theatre after threat to resign en masse
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Blacktown obstetricians get operating theatre after threat to resign en masse

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard directed senior health bureaucrats to find a way to resolve a bitter dispute at Blacktown Hospital to prevent all 20 obstetricians resigning.

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Obstetricians resign en masse from western Sydney hospital

Obstetricians resign en masse from western Sydney hospital

Up to 20 obstetricians have resigned from Blacktown Hospital in protest over staffing issues within the obstetrics unit.

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Sydney's hidden first wave: real infection rate likely more than three times higher

Sydney's hidden first wave: real infection rate likely more than three times higher

But experts say this is still a relatively low number, suggesting public health measures, strict border controls and contract tracing worked to keep the state safe.

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No spike in NSW suicides in 2020, despite COVID-19 lockdowns, bushfires

No spike in NSW suicides in 2020, despite COVID-19 lockdowns, bushfires

The number of suicides in 2020 is tracking almost identically to the previous year, found the first report generated from the new monitoring system that collates information of people believed to have taken their own life.

  • by Kate Aubusson