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'Chaotic': What Northern Beaches Hospital doctors, patients are saying
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'Chaotic': What Northern Beaches Hospital doctors, patients are saying

The Northern Beaches Hospital has only been open for 17 days, but the Herald's investigation has set off a large wave of stories from staff at all levels and patients in all age groups.

  • by Esther Han

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Doctors threaten to withhold treatment at Northern Beaches Hospital
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Doctors threaten to withhold treatment at Northern Beaches Hospital

The group representing junior doctors made an extraordinary move to force the health ministry to immediately address problems at the hospital.

  • by Esther Han & Pallavi Singhal
NSW Premier launches new inquiry into drug ice
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NSW Premier launches new inquiry into drug ice

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has launched an inquiry into the drug ice, which will report back next year on measures to address addiction as well as bolster law enforcement.

  • by Lisa Visentin
'Contradictory': NSW government tackling obesity while taking junk food cash
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'Contradictory': NSW government tackling obesity while taking junk food cash

The NSW government has been warned it is risking its own childhood obesity prevention efforts by taking junk food advertising money.

  • by Esther Han
Government toughens IVF laws to protect embryo donors and kids
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Government toughens IVF laws to protect embryo donors and kids

The NSW government has moved to close a legislative loophole in a bid to allow children born through IVF to access details about their heritage.

  • by Esther Han
Think shisha is safe? You've inhaled the equivalent of 200 cigarettes
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Think shisha is safe? You've inhaled the equivalent of 200 cigarettes

Don’t be fooled by its fruity flavours. Smoking shisha for one hour is like inhaling 4-8 packets of cigarettes.

  • by Kate Aubusson
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'They're trying hard to destroy it': The growing pains of a Sydney suburb
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'They're trying hard to destroy it': The growing pains of a Sydney suburb

A new $600m hospital more than five decades in the making opens this month. Residents of its bushland suburb have called the process a 'nightmare'.

  • by Garry Maddox
Hospital staff slam 'malfunctioning' medical error reporting system
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Hospital staff slam 'malfunctioning' medical error reporting system

A multi-million dollar system designed to capture adverse events in NSW hospitals is plagued by flaws, 'impacting on patient care'.

  • by Esther Han
Music industry demands a spot on NSW Premier's festival safety panel
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Music industry demands a spot on NSW Premier's festival safety panel

The music industry wants a spot on a new expert panel established to make music festivals safer, following two deaths at Defqon.1.

  • by Esther Han
NSW Premier rejects nurses' demand for higher nurse-to-patient ratios
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NSW Premier rejects nurses' demand for higher nurse-to-patient ratios

Nurses are pleading for higher nurse-to-patient ratios, saying this will save lives. But the NSW Premier appears to have dashed their hopes.

  • by Esther Han
DIY dentistry: industry booming but experts warn of dangers
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DIY dentistry: industry booming but experts warn of dangers

It seems too good to be true - straighter teeth for a third of the usual price and without ever needing to hop into the orthodontist's chair. Dentists say it is.

  • by Esther Han