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Labor promises $700 million, 300-bed hospital for booming North West

Labor promises $700 million, 300-bed hospital for booming North West

The Labor Opposition has promised to build a new hospital in Sydney's burgeoning North West, where the population is expected to soar to 250,000 in the next 10 years.

  • by Esther Han

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Mental health patients left waiting 50-plus hours this week in Perth EDs
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Mental health patients left waiting 50-plus hours this week in Perth EDs

More than 40 and 50 hours, each. That's how long four mental health patients had been waiting in Perth emergency departments as of Wednesday this week.

  • by Phil Hickey
Five hours' sleep between shifts: How the eight-hour work day was lost
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Five hours' sleep between shifts: How the eight-hour work day was lost

Nurse Gemma Watson was so exhausted she had no time for her family or friends and was constantly getting sick.

  • by Matt Bungard
Public patients forced into caesareans as ancient birth practice declines
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Public patients forced into caesareans as ancient birth practice declines

Delivering babies bottom first is a “dying art” in Victoria’s hospitals and could cease entirely because younger doctors no longer have experience in this kind of birth.

  • by Aisha Dow
Measles warning for visitors to restaurant at Melbourne's prominent Revolver nightclub
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Measles warning for visitors to restaurant at Melbourne's prominent Revolver nightclub

A man in his 20s visited a number of dining and drinking hotspots around the city last week before he was diagnosed with the infectious disease.

  • by Aisha Dow
Melbourne hospital exposed to measles infection
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Melbourne hospital exposed to measles infection

A man in his 20s spent a number of long days at the Box Hill Hospital last week, before being diagnosed with the disease.

  • by Aisha Dow
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Hospital car parking contracts should be renegotiated: LNP
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Hospital car parking contracts should be renegotiated: LNP

LNP deputy leader Tim Mander says hospital car parking contracts should be renegotiated to tackle costs for patients and families.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Patients and families fork out thousands of dollars more in hospital parking
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Patients and families fork out thousands of dollars more in hospital parking

The government has been accused of "ripping off" patients after several hospital foundations reported increased car parking revenue last year.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Lethal medication sourced for Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia scheme
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Lethal medication sourced for Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia scheme

The announcement marks a significant milestone for the historic laws, which are set to be implemented from June.

  • by Aisha Dow
Man struck in head by excavator bucket flown nine hours to hospital
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Man struck in head by excavator bucket flown nine hours to hospital

A LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called after reports of an excavator bucket landing on the man's head.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Man dies, two critical in Brisbane hospital after New Year's Eve accidents
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Man dies, two critical in Brisbane hospital after New Year's Eve accidents

One patient crashed a car into a tree, one was in a vehicle roll-over and the third fell from a skateboard.

  • by Lydia Lynch