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Inside track: Healthcare

22 March 2021

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Medical Professionals call for emissions reduction in health care
The Australian Medical Association and Doctors for the Environment Australia are calling on the Australian healthcare sector to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2040, with an interim emission reduction target of 80 per cent by 2030 (18 March 2021).  More...

'Unrealistic': Doctors slam government over Covid vaccine booking website as GPs inundated
The country’s doctors have lashed the Morrison government for giving Australians “unrealistic expectations” they will be able to get vaccinated at their local GP next week, as the botched launch of a national vaccine booking website forces “inundated” clinics to reject older Australians trying to book vaccine appointments (17 March 2021).  More...

Queensland

Patients at ‘increased risk’ amid sterile storage concerns at hospital
Doors were removed from rooms where sterile medical equipment is stored for medical operations at Queensland’s biggest hospital (18 March 2021) More...

Staggering’: Coronavirus cases in PNG threaten Australia’s northern border
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has spoken to Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister James Marape as the Pacific nation’s health system teeters on the verge of collapse (16 March 2021).  More...

Experts cast shade at anti-sunscreen claims
Skin specialists are urging people to heed the sun safety advice of experts, not ill-informed social media feeds that have the potential to harm vulnerable Queenslanders. Dermatologists like Associate Professor Erin McMeniman say false claims about sunscreen have no place in a state like Queensland, which has the highest rate of melanoma in the world (15 March 2021).  More...

Chemotherapy with fewer side effects may be on the way
A discovery by University of Queensland pain researchers may allow some future cancer patients, including children with leukaemia, to avoid their chemotherapy’s worst and most debilitating side effects (15 March 2021).  More...

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