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Inside track: Healthcare

16 March 2021

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Pain Australia CEO concerned about new rules around opioid prescriptions
Chief executive of Pain Australia Carol Bennett said the changes had serious consequences for more than 3 million Australians who experienced chronic pain (09 March 2021).  More...

Compulsory vaccines possible but unlikely, says law professor
State governments can, but will unlikely, impose compulsory COVID-19 vaccines — even if uptake is low — said law professor Cameron Stewart, from the University of Sydney (08 March 2021).  More...

Local GPs on board to roll out COVID-19 vaccines
More than 4,500 accredited general practices will participate in Phase 1b of Australia’s COVID-19 rollout, one of the greatest logistical challenges in our nation’s history (07 March 2021).  More...

Queensland

Testing underway to see if Brisbane doctor has highly transmissible COVID strain
Queensland health authorities investigate how a Brisbane doctor caught COVID-19 within a hospital as the Australian Medical Association accuses the state government of a "double failure" over the doctor's infection, saying a lack of appropriate PPE and a slow rollout of the vaccine are factors (12 March 2021).  More...

Queensland’s first digital hospital reaches for the STARS
Queensland’s new 182-bed “digital ready” hospital, the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service, is now treating patients in Brisbane (09 March 2021).  More...

Queensland to review whether consent education is ‘adequate’
Queensland will review whether school-based sexual education programs adequately address the issue of consent (09 March 2021).  More...

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