Thursday 19th April 2018
Page 4 - Claims workers rush care to elderly. A push for efficiencies in the aged-care sector has raised concerns that staff are feeling pressured to rush through the care of older Tasmanians within minutes. ONLINE
Page 6 - Fears grow over nurses’ OT shifts. The Tasmanian Health Service spent just under $2 million on overtime for nurses and midwives in the three months
from November, right to information documents reveal. ONLINE
Page 7 - Aged care watchdog on way. Australians concerned about the quality of aged care for their loved ones will soon be able to go to a powerful new watchdog.
Page 18 - Super flu vaccines now available. Two ground-breaking flu vaccines are now available for free to Australians aged 65 and over.
Page 9 - NW Coast attracts doctors. The call of the natural beauty and tight communities of the North-West Coast was very strong for two former Rural Clinical School students.ONLINE
Page 10 - New commission to oversee aged care. The federal government’s decision to reform regulation of the aged care sector has been welcomed by a local provider.
Page 19 - Super flu vaccines now available. Two ground-breaking flu vaccines are now available for free to Australians aged 65 and over.
Wednesday 18th April 2018
Page 3 - Big fall in young Aussie cancer deaths. More young Australians are being diagnosed with cancer than 25 years ago, but have a higher chance of survival.
Page 5 - Get flu shots, Aussies urged. More than 1100 people across Australia died from the flu last year, 90 per cent of those killed were over the age of 65.
Page 6 - Watchdog part of aged care reforms. A new safety watchdog and critical incident response units will zero in on dodgy nursing homes to try to ensure Australians
in aged care are treated with dignity and respect.
ONLINE - Australia expecting mild to moderate flu season in 2018, health authorities say. As many as 4000 Australians died from influenza during last year’s record season, health authorities have revealed, as the nation braces for another long winter of illness. ONLINE
Page 15 - More conversations can and will save lives. Karalyn Hingston is a brave woman. Not just because of her battle with mental ill-health, but her willingness to stand up and say the system needs to be improved.