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Inside track: Healthcare

12 April 2021

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

WHO chief outlines five ‘vital changes’ to address inequities
Investing in equitable production and access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments, is among five “vital changes” the world needs to make this year to address the inequalities the pandemic has exacerbated (07 April 2021).  More...

ARPANSA launches radiation training for workers
ARPANSA has developed free Occupational Radiation Exposure training for all people working in medical facilities that use ionising radiation. This includes hospitals and clinics that use X-rays, computed tomography scans or nuclear medicine (07 April 2021).  More...

How smarter health care can cut costs and help Australians with chronic conditions
Almost 40 per cent of us have at least one long-term (chronic) physical health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis, a respiratory condition, or kidney disease. The Productivity Commission presented case studies of 17 initiatives that have delivered, or are on track to deliver, sustainable outcomes for people living with chronic health conditions and the health system (07 April 2021).  More...

Queensland

No further delay for euthanasia laws as blueprint is finalised
The Queensland Law Reform Commission appears on track to deliver draft voluntary assisted dying laws next month (09 April 2021).  More...

E-cigarettes help smokers quit for good
Lead author Dr Gary Chan from UQ’s National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research said there was increased global evidence to support the effectiveness of using e-cigarettes to assist smokers in quitting (07 April 2021).   More...

Practice and Regulation

Queensland

ASEA: Queensland Asbestos rules amended
Twenty Work Health and Safety Codes of Practice have been updated in Queensland, and asbestos regulations have been changed. These changes will take effect from 1 May 2021.  More...

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