Telehealth in NSW is set to be incorporated across all settings from hospitals to homes in a shift away from small-scale pilots to integration with mainstream services, the state’s health minister has announced.
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Registered nurses tell NSW parliamentary inquiry they’re essential to quality aged care, while regional provider says mandating RNs 24/7 on site at all facilities would send them broke.
Nursing staff levels in residential aged care facilities in NSW will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, which will also consider the need for wider regulatory reform and minimum standards for personal carers.
Renewed efforts at the state level could help realise long-held aspirations for more integrated healthcare, much to the benefit of older people who currently struggle to navigate the disjointed system.
Aged care providers and nursing unions in NSW are set to clash over whether to keep state legislation requiring aged care facilities to employ registered nurses at all times to oversee high care residents.
Connecting healthcare across hospitals, the home and the community underpins the vision of e-health in New South Wales, state health minister Jillian Skinner told the Health-e-Nation Leadership Summit.
NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner tells AAA her new ‘integrated care strategy’ will change how healthcare is delivered in Australia’s largest state, and that older people will be among the major beneficiaries.
The New South Wales health minister has announced a suite of community-based palliative care initiatives including tailored packages, additional volunteer services and after-hours telephone support to be rolled out across the state.
A local philanthropist together with the federal and New South Wales state ministers for health and medical research, Tanya Plibersek and Jillian Skinner, officially opened NeuRA’s new $54 million research facility in Sydney on Tuesday.
Chronic pain costs the Australian economy an estimated $34 billion per year and is the nation’s third most costly health problem. Now moves are underway to recognise pain as a chronic disease.
It was a case of power to the people when residents of northern Sydney took on the State Government for crucial palliative care services
Health Minister Nicola Roxon has announced new aged care places for a small country town, but the facility to house them is yet to be built.