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Inside track: Healthcare

04 May 2021

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Telehealth receives new lease on life
The Department of Health’s Telehealth service is to be extended until the end of the year. Announcing the move, Minister for Health, Greg Hunt said the extension will ensure that Australians can continue to see their GP, renew scripts and seek mental health support from the safety of their own homes (29 April 2021).  More...

Review of the Guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities and in the community
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care will lead a review and update of the guiding principles for medication management in residential aged care facilities and in the community to support the safe and quality use of medicines (29 April 2021).  More...

Fellowed GPs must update their Ahpra registration to prevent loss of access to Medicare benefits
The Australian Government made amendments to legislation in 2020 that changes how GPs access Medicare. GPs no longer access higher Medicare rebates by registering their Fellowship status with Services Australia. Your Medicare access will now be linked to your registration status with Ahpra and the Medical Board (28 April 2021).  More...

Managing infection risks during construction, renovation and maintenance activities in healthcare facilities
Without correct management, construction, renovation and maintenance activities can disperse dust particles contaminated with bacteria and fungi (29 April 2021).  More...

High rates of early caesarean sections are putting Australian babies at unnecessary risk
A major report released today has revealed that many Australian babies are being placed at unnecessary risk because their birth by caesarean section is scheduled too early, without a medical reason. This is despite clear evidence that waiting until 39 weeks – unless there is a medical reason not to – is best for the baby (28 April 2021).  More...

Queensland

Queenslanders urged not to be complacent with flu this year
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath is urging Queenslanders to get the influenza vaccine to help protect against the flu over the winter months (29 April 2021).  More...

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