Health

Petition for more patient accommodation

DR Linda Samera, a GP and someone who must travel once per month to Sydney for treatment herself, has started a petition calling for adequate on-site accommodation at all major hospitals.

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Start a discussion about your end of life plans

DYING to Know Day (D2K) to be held on 8 August is about encouraging people to discuss their end of life plans.   

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Welcome to health care in NSW, where there are waiting lists for waiting lists

A SYDNEY woman who is already blind in one eye and now has a cataract in the other has been told that she will have to wait until March 2016 to be put on the waiting list for cataract surgery.

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Accommodation for country patients

FINALLY some good news for people travelling to Sydney from the country for treatment in a hospital: there is affordable accommodation available for both the patient and their carer.

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Health insurers have a hand in another pie

THIRTY ONE new Primary Health Networks are set to replace the 61 Medicare Locals across Australia from 1 July 2015. These Networks will oversee GP care, other care providers and facilitate links with local hospitals.

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