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06.07.2020

The high cost of keeping patients in ED

For every additional hour that a patient spends waiting to be moved from the Emergency Department (ED) to a ward, there is a significant increased cost to the health system, a new study has found. The study, undertaken at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney’s South West by Professor Paul Middleton and his team, looks at the…

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30.06.2020

Professor Jane Ussher: Not all super-heroes wear capes

Spotlight on research: Professor Jane Ussher Professor Jane Ussher is a super-hero. But not your traditional kind. She might not single-handedly fight evil villains or leap tall buildings in a single bound but what she’s achieved, through her research over the last 30 years, is more significant than anything a Marvel super-hero could have accomplished….

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15.06.2020

Men’s Health Week: calling communities to support all men, young and old

Each day in Australia, six out of eight people who take their lives are male. Men’s Health Week  (15-21 June) coordinated by Western Sydney University’s Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC), aims to raise awareness about suicide as the single most pressing issue in society for men and boys. “There are many factors that…

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01.06.2020

From face-to-face to virtual services: a success story during COVID19

When COVID19 hit Australia early this year, it left many health services scrambling to find the best virtual solution for their usual face-to-face services. One organisation, however, has been ahead of the curve having commenced the virtual delivery of some of their services over two-and-a half years ago. In 2017, Karitane began their digital transformation…

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11.05.2020

Benefits of music therapy is backed by research

We’ve all experienced music’s ability to influence our mood but growing research shows that the benefits are more far-reaching. From helping to ease anxiety in dementia patients, positively impacting behaviours for at-risk youth and adult offenders, and helping women undergoing gyneacological and fertility treatment, music therapy in the clinical setting is on the rise. As…

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11.05.2020

SWSLHD and Ingham Institute work together on COVID-19 clinical trials

South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research have been working hard to identify and initiate COVID-19 clinical trials in south western Sydney. There are more than 15 clinical trials, both community and hospital-based. These include: Community-based: For those people being managed at home who are COVID-19 positive,…

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