Health

Fri 2 Oct 2020

Fresh COVID-19 outbreak fears for WA

Fresh COVID-19 outbreak fears for WA

Shocking footage shows a West Australian healthcare worker beside an infected person without any PPE, triggering fears of an outbreak.

Fears of a third wave in Victoria

Fears of a third wave in Victoria

Victoria’s second wave has been attributed to Melbourne’s bungled hotel quarantine, and there are now dire concerns of a repeat disaster.

Aussies slugged $1023 for this Bunnings item worth $2.64

Premium Content Aussies slugged $1023 for this Bunnings item worth $2.64

Funds are blaming the high cost of medical devices including stainless steel bolts for adding around $200 a year to private health fund insurance costs.

Doctor takes the reins on veteran suicide

Premium Content Doctor takes the reins on veteran suicide

Doctor Bernadette Boss has been named the interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention.

Thu 1 Oct 2020

Care homes had no virus plan and ‘deplorable’ conditions

Premium Content Care homes had no virus plan and ‘deplorable’ conditions

There was no plan for handling coronavirus in nursing homes, according to a scathing royal commission report after 641 people died in aged care facilities.

Elderly grandmother with dementia denied home quarantine

Premium Content Elderly grandmother with dementia denied home quarantine

A pensioner with severe dementia who is fleeing an unsafe home environment has been denied a request to quarantine at her daughter’s Mudjimba address.

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