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Staff shortage forces Northern Beaches Hospital to 'cancel surgeries'
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Staff shortage forces Northern Beaches Hospital to 'cancel surgeries'

Doctors blame a lack of medical staff for the cancellation of some elective surgeries – a claim the private operator of the new Sydney hospital denies.

  • by Matt O'Sullivan

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New report on economic inefficiency adds to hospitals' woes
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Opinion

New report on economic inefficiency adds to hospitals' woes

A new report showing Canberra Hospital is the most expensive in the country highlights the need for a full inquiry into Canberra's embattled health system.

  • by The Canberra Times
'Appalling': How to avoid unsafe trampoline parks 'in for quick buck'
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'Appalling': How to avoid unsafe trampoline parks 'in for quick buck'

Only a quarter of trampoline parks are planning to comply with tough new safety standards, the Herald can reveal.

  • by Esther Han
'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
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
Baxter the future? ALP pledges $100m for Geelong maternity hospital
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Baxter the future? ALP pledges $100m for Geelong maternity hospital

The Labor government have pledged $100 million for a new public women and children’s maternity hospital in Geelong if they are re-elected.

  • by Miki Perkins
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Health Minister tells Northern Beaches Hospital operator to 'get it fixed', but won't step in
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Health Minister tells Northern Beaches Hospital operator to 'get it fixed', but won't step in

Health Minister Brad Hazzard says that he has spoken to senior managers at Healthscope after reports of a serious undersupply of critical supplies at the new Northern Beaches Hospital.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
A farce perpetrated on the people of the northern beaches
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Opinion

A farce perpetrated on the people of the northern beaches

The private-public experiment at the Northern Beaches Hospital is falling short and the government must be held accountable.

  • by Brett Holmes
No body bags, running out of vital drugs: Sydney's newest hospital is a 'shambles'
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Northern Beaches Hospital

No body bags, running out of vital drugs: Sydney's newest hospital is a 'shambles'

The new $600 million hospital boasts “a stunning view from of the Northern Beaches” but its stockrooms are missing basic medical supplies.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Children's heart surgery unit fights for survival, as rival guns for its closure
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Children's heart surgery unit fights for survival, as rival guns for its closure

A crisis is threatening to erupt in the revered, highly specialised world of paediatric cardiothoracic surgery in NSW.

  • by Esther Han
Flesh eating ulcers in city's west as mystery infection creeps north
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Flesh eating ulcers in city's west as mystery infection creeps north

WARNING: Contains distressing images. Health authorities have confirmed two cases of Buruli ulcer in Melbourne’s western suburbs

  • by Aisha Dow