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Aged care banking on a boost

Residential aged care subsidies have received a $320 million boost, equating to an average additional $1,800 per permanent resident. From March 20, the total Morrison government investment in aged care will be $467 million following the extra 9.5 per cent subsidy, which will be paid upfront to support all providers …

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Australian Alzheimer’s research evolving

Australian public company NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals (NSB) says it may be well placed against other larger pharmaceuticals in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s research has recently moved towards a radical new approach focused on the survival of brain cells to combat degenerative neurological disease, says NSB, whose Chairman, Brian …

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Prioritise rural mobile infrastructure

The federal government rollout of new mobile base stations in regional cities has been welcomed, but remote and rural communities should be prioritised, according to the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA). NRHA CEO Mark Diamond says this week’s announcement of new mobile base stations is good news for regional communities …

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Private complaint goes public

Vulnerable patients are being targeted by public hospitals to capitalise on private health insurance benefits, says Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) CEO Mr Michael Roff. The strategy, he says, is increasing waiting times and undermining Medicare. “There is Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data from less than a year …

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More than high school blues

More than a quarter of high school students have experienced signs of clinical depression and other psychiatric conditions, but most are not accessing support from mental health professionals, a UNSW led survey reveals. The survey, published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease was conducted in response to community …

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PSA19 pharmacist conference

Early bird registrations are open for PSA19, this year’s annual conference, hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) from 26 to 28 July 2019 in Sydney. The conference will showcase how to enhance roles, recognition and remuneration for pharmacists as the custodians of medicine safety to improve healthcare for …

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Win a giant Webster-pak

This year’s APP saw quite a buzz at the Webstercare stand where the giant-size Webster-pak gave conference attendees the opportunity to have a bit of fun. Pharmacy colleagues had their photo taken and created their own personalised version of a Webster-pak helped by Webstercare Managing Director Gerard Stevens AM. “Everyone …

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