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Inside track: Healthcare

26 November 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Revealed: Faulty medical implants harm patients around world
Patients around the world are suffering pain and many have died as a result of faulty medical devices that have been allowed on to the market by a system dogged by poor regulation, lax rules on testing and a lack of transparency, an investigation has found (26 November 2018).  More...

Households urged to run taps amid concerns of lead poisoning
Australian households have been officially advised to run their taps for at least 30 seconds in the morning amid fears of lead poisoning from plumbing products. The alert was issued in July by enHealth — a standing committee representing federal, state and territory health departments, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the New Zealand Ministry of Health (26 November 2018).  More...

Lady Cilento name change assessed by Crime and Corruption Commission
Queensland health minister Steven Miles has been referred to the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) over the Lady Cilento name change online survey. The opposition wants the CCC to investigate if the government rigged the vote, and possibly falsified records so it could justify changing the hospital's name from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital to the Queensland Children’s Hospital (22 November 2018).  More...

New mental health facility could care for extreme cyber-bullying cases
When Queensland’s new youth mental health facility opens in early 2020, the state will finally have the mental health facilities it needs, its former chief psychiatrist told reporters. It could also provide care for increasingly serious cases of cyber bullying “on a more general level”, according to Queensland Health mental health branch executive director John Allan (19 November 2018).  More...

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