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Surgeon pulled out of quarantine as Qld hospitals feel COVID pinch

Surgeon pulled out of quarantine as Qld hospitals feel COVID pinch

A heart surgeon has been pulled out of quarantine as Queensland’s hospitals feel the strain of having over 400 staff in isolation due to the current outbreak.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Qld hospitals under pressure as COVID outbreak ‘destroying’ workforce

Qld hospitals under pressure as COVID outbreak ‘destroying’ workforce

Rosters are being urgently reviewed and elective surgery postponed as the current COVID-19 cluster forces hundreds of health workers into home quarantine.

  • by Stuart Layt
‘I knew something wasn’t right’: How educating couples about stillbirth could save lives

‘I knew something wasn’t right’: How educating couples about stillbirth could save lives

Instead of preparing to give birth to her first child, Bree Amer Wilkes was planning his funeral.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
ICU cases reach highest level as non-urgent surgery suspended at major hospitals

ICU cases reach highest level as non-urgent surgery suspended at major hospitals

Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred, St Vincent’s and Liverpool hospitals all have a pause on non-urgent surgery, also known as category three elective surgery, such as joint replacements, eye surgery and some cosmetic procedures.

  • by Lucy Carroll and Mary Ward
Handful of Queenslanders get wrong dose in COVID vaccine blunder

Handful of Queenslanders get wrong dose in COVID vaccine blunder

Following an “administration error”, 159 people will get another shot after up to six of them were given an “ultra low dose” of the vaccine.

  • by Stuart Layt and Matt Dennien
Victorian women deserve a better mental health system

Victorian women deserve a better mental health system

Now is the time to redesign Victoria’s mental health system to better support the mental health and wellbeing of women and girls.

  • by Mischa Barr
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Aboriginal patients happier with hospital care from Indigenous workers

Aboriginal patients happier with hospital care from Indigenous workers

Aboriginal people say they receive better quality care in NSW hospitals when they’re being supported by Indigenous health care workers.

  • by Cameron Gooley
WA great-grandmother wants Pfizer for all after rare reaction to AstraZeneca jab
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WA great-grandmother wants Pfizer for all after rare reaction to AstraZeneca jab

Maureen Deboick says she’s not telling people to boycott the jab, but wants them to be aware of the potential side effects.

  • by Mia Edgerton-Warburton and Daile Cross
Baby inhaled nitrous oxide for more than 50 minutes, inquest told

Baby inhaled nitrous oxide for more than 50 minutes, inquest told

John Ghanem was inadvertently given nitrous oxide instead of oxygen when he was born at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in 2016.

  • by Sarah McPhee
Inside Sydney's COVID-19 ICU
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Inside Sydney's COVID-19 ICU

Inside St Vncent's Hospital ICU ward with COVID-19 positive patients. Footage shot by Kate Geraghty.

‘Worst we’ve ever heard’: Patient waits in Sunshine Hospital corridor for hours

‘Worst we’ve ever heard’: Patient waits in Sunshine Hospital corridor for hours

A patient with a spinal injury was left waiting in a corridor at Sunshine Hospital for 14 hours on Monday just days after Australia’s leading doctors warned that hospitals across the country were at “breaking point”.

  • by Melissa Cunningham and David Estcourt