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Midwives fear babies’ lives are at risk at Women’s and Children’s Hospital
11 Jun - Midwives at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital have expressed serious concerns there could be a neonatal death if something is not done about lack of staffing and bed blockages.
Unlike SA, Vics get serious about mental health
10 June - While the Marshall Government dithers on the issue of mental health, the Victorian Government has this week voted to write a new mental health tax into law to rebuild its similarly broken system.
SA hospitals are buckling under the constant strain of chronic under-resourcing
8 June - Yesterday the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) was forced to initiate a 'Major Incident' alert as a result of crushing demand across the hospital network and yet the Health Minister Stephen Wade continues his course of inaction
ANMF calls for urgent injection of public hospital funding
4 June - The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), is calling for urgent funding and resourcing of Australia’s overstretched public hospital system to ensure that health professionals can deliver safe, quality care to the community.
‘Nurses are the lifeblood of health systems everywhere’
2 June - As our South Australian hospitals continue to creak and buckle under immense strain, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has urged governments worldwide to embrace and implement as soon as possible the recommendations of a new global S
The health system is broken but don’t blame nurses and doctors
27 May - "It is foolish to think there is a quick fix for the public health system. It has been broken for a very long time", writes Walkley Award-winning journalist Colin James in The Advertiser.
SA has worst mental health crisis of mainland states
25 May - South Australia’s mental health report card for emergency department (ED) presentations is the worst of the nation’s mainland states in key areas including patient wait times for a bed, The Advertiser reports.
Whyalla residents in ambulance nightmare
19 May - Two medical incidents in Whyalla on the weekend have completely underscored the health system’s alarming decline into inertia.
ANMF calls on the CEO of SA Health to act
19 May - The ANMF (SA Branch) has written to SA Health chief executive Dr Chris McGowan outlining his Duty of Care to patients and staff alike.
Nurses facing axe despite hospital bedlam
18 May - For the second time this month, the number of people waiting for a ward bed while stuck in emergency departments this morning has hit a record figure of 139.
Urgent action sought on fatigue
14 May - Almost a year to the day since SA Health chief executive Chris McGowan wrote to the ANMF (SA Branch) to confirm its “commitment to the early and full implementation’’ of anti-violence and fatigue policies, very little has been done.
Mental health an ‘utter tragedy’
5 May - Almost 1500 South Australians with mental health care needs were stuck for more than 24 hours in an emergency department in the past year to February, it has been revealed in State Parliament.
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