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Reply #15 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 9:23pm
 

Investigation launched after needle left inside mother during C-section

By Emma Brancatisano
6:05pm Sep 2, 2017


http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/09/02/17/56/investigation-into-needle-left...
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Reply #16 - Sep 14th, 2017 at 7:29pm
 
'Creepy' man who felt up patients jailed
6:46pm Sep 14, 2017

Samir Fahmy Ishak, 69, on Thursday was handed a maximum term of five years for one count of aggravated indecent assault in 2011 and a further eight counts in late 2014.


http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/09/14/15/28/sonographer-jailed-for-indecen...
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Reply #17 - Oct 9th, 2017 at 5:30pm
 

Disgraced oncologist John Kearsley avoids jail for indecent assault of cancer patient's daughter

By Kelly Fedor • Court Reporter
4:26pm Oct 9, 2017


340 hours of community service

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/10/09/16/01/oncologist-john-kearlsey-avoid...
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Reply #18 - Nov 16th, 2017 at 7:02pm
 
This was in the Daily Telegraph which has a subscription paywall to access it so I typed quotes from the print newspaper which I bought today while I was in town


‘They need help to cope with their loss’

Miscarriage care - EVERY hospital in NSW has been ordered to treat women who lose children in pregnancy with greater compassion in an unprecedented directive issued by Health Minister Brad Hazzard.


"A 25 Year old woman's stillborn baby was mistakenly cremated before autopsy could be performed" - Liverpool Hospital.

"The woman was put in a ward alongside mums with their newborn babies while she was grieving for the loss of her child"

"I feel because my baby wasn't alive they didn't care about me or her, she said"


Health Minister Brad Hazzard received a complaint from Stella Pirko and the Minister sent a copy of the complaint to every private and public hospital in NSW



I sympathize with the new Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. He has an enormous job overcoming the disgraceful legacy of his "could care less" predecessor Jillian Skinner. He has a tough job, and I congratulate him on clamping down on doctors who use illegal drugs in their after hours leisure time ... telling them: "Get out of NSW Health"
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Reply #19 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 9:20pm
 
A good news story for a change - ACT hospital is changing from paper system to electronic barcodes attempting to eliminate errors


How the ACT is eliminating hospital errors


New systems cross-reference patient with process.

ACT Health has embarked on a clinical systems transformation that will see patients electronically cross-referenced with pathology orders and medication at their bedside in an effort to eliminate errors at the point of care.

The territory's health directorate has completely overhauled how it interacts with patients to banish the paper-based records and processes that are the traditional causes of mixed up blood samples and medications in hospitals.

Despite having made a significant effort to strengthen these processes in recent years, ACT Health wasn't getting the reduction in avoidable errors it wanted.


https://www.itnews.com.au/news/how-the-act-is-eliminating-hospital-errors-478855
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Reply #20 - Dec 26th, 2017 at 9:47pm
 
Unfortunately the bad news continues ...

This is an older story I missed but still important today because I don't believe this hospital in the Central West has sorted itself out. It was and I believe still is the worst Public hospital in NSW. Try to avoid getting medical attention there if you live in the area, book in at Bathurst, Dubbo, Katoomba for operations and prolonged stays, anywhere but Orange

Orange Public hospital is a place of employment, medical quality comes in at a very poor second. If you have no other option but to attend this shambles of a so-called hospital, get in and get out quick


Orange community rallies behind hospital staff over concerns about friction with management
ABC Central West


By Gavin Coote and Melanie Pearce
Posted 7 Jun 2016, 4:57pm

Several hundred residents in central west New South Wales have called on the State Government to address concerns about management at Orange hospital.

Last month, the Orange Health Service Medical Staff Council expressed a vote of no-confidence in the Western NSW Local Health District following a review into a senior doctor.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-07/residents-and-clinicians-rally-behind-oran...
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Reply #21 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 8:46pm
 
NSW needs nurses as 'catastrophic' shortage predicted to affect patient care


By Kathleen Calderwood and Greg Miskelly
Updated earlier today at 9:03am


New South Wales is on the cusp of a nursing crisis, with south-west Sydney set to face a "catastrophic" shortage of staff, according to official data.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-12/nsw-set-for-major-shortage-of-nurses-and-m...



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Reply #22 - Feb 22nd, 2018 at 5:05pm
 
This is a month old but there's an interesting set of graphs to study  ...


NSW ranked worst for healthcare costs and access, international comparison shows

NSW has been ranked the worst for healthcare affordability among older patients in the latest survey that pits Australia's most populous state against international health systems.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/nsw-ranked-worst-for-healthcare-costs-and-...
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Reply #23 - Feb 27th, 2018 at 6:53pm
 
Michaela Perrin: Coroner finds mother received 'grossly inadequate care'


ABC North Coast
By Gemma Sapwell, Bruce MacKenzie and Miranda Saunders
Updated 10 minutes ago

Selfie of Michaela Perrin who died after a caesarean-section birth at the Lismore Base Hospital in 2014.
Photo: Michaela Perrin died from sepsis after a caesarean-section birth at the Lismore Base Hospital in 2014.
(Facebook: Michaela Perrin Family Trust Fund)

The New South Wales deputy state coroner has found that a woman who died six days after a caesarean-section birth received "grossly inadequate" medical care.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-27/michaela-perrin-coroner-findings-say-inade...


My note ...

Once again the Healthcare system has failed and a young mother dies unnecessarily because of that failure

Inadequate and low standard care is pretty normal in regional towns, with very few exceptions

It's apparent that the Health Minister is not concentrating on regional areas enough to prevent deaths such as this, the baby girl is now without her mother forever and there was really no excuse for Michaela Perrin to be neglected the way she was, denied that little extra care that could have made all the difference


"Throughout her evidence Dr [Cristina] Penaneuva showed a startling lack of awareness in how to recognise sepsis and how serious the condition is," Ms Grahame said.


Dr Penanueva's failings were of a different magnitude.



More often than not, regional doctors are of lesser academic quality and experience, securing a job is at times more important. The big cities are blessed with the more qualified and socially adept doctors, but we can't all live in the big cities

If you live in a regional town or area, you MUST take charge of your own health care. Second opinions are mandatory unless you have a family doctor you trust explicitly, but NEVER trust a regional hospital, they are notorious for causing extraordinary distress and misery to patients, not to mention above average number of deaths. For seriously ill patients, family members could and should seek a second opinion on behalf of their relative

I've made a point to emphasize this post because what Michaela suffered happens far too often in the public health system and the Minister needs to advise doctors to not let their busy schedules interfere with the diagnosis of a patient's illness or complaint

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Reply #24 - Mar 27th, 2018 at 8:12pm
 
Sickening criminal attack on a 77 year old cancer patient by a female Healthcare worker at Bella Vista hospital in Sydney's north west


12:41pm Mar 27, 2018

An elderly cancer patient has been left covered in bruises after she was allegedly violently restrained and robbed of money by a nurse at a Sydney hospital.

The 77-year-old woman was recovering from surgery at the Bella Vista hospital on March 16 when a worker is said to have gone into her room.


Police allege the female employee rummaged through her belongings, taking two credit cards from her wallet.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/27/12/43/elderly-nsw-cancer-patient-ro...


Cancer patient 'assaulted, robbed, forced to hand over PIN' in hospital


7:27pm Mar 27, 2018


It’s alleged a 45-year-old nurse, Percy McCarthy, entered the woman’s room and went through the patient’s property, removing two credit cards from her wallet.

It’s alleged McCarthy physically restrained the woman while demanding the PIN numbers to the credit cards.


https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/27/15/08/cancer-patient-allegedly-robb...
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Reply #25 - Mar 29th, 2018 at 8:14pm
 
Patient drugged to death - Doctor dismissed 22 alerts



Doctor lacked 'diligence and care' in patient's knee surgery death

8:47pm Mar 29, 2018

"Paul Lau died the day after being given the incorrect medication in a Sydney hospital, following knee surgery.

The inquest into his death which occurred the next day, heard Dr Kim mistakenly entered the prescription for the opioid Fentanyl into Mr Lau’s record, instead of another patient's which he opened around the same time.

He overrode 22 alerts on the TrackCare system
. ..... "

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/03/29/12/52/doctor-blamed-for-patient-pau...
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Reply #26 - Apr 2nd, 2018 at 7:22pm
 
Doctor ‘indecently assaulted’ Sydney female patient


1:31pm Apr 2, 2018

"A doctor has been charged over the alleged indecent assault of a female patient at a medical centre in Miranda in Sydney’s south ....".

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Reply #27 - May 28th, 2018 at 12:39pm
 
ABC Health & Wellbeing

By health reporter Olivia Willis for Four Corners
Updated about 6 hours ago
First posted about 7 hours ago


Medical bills: How out-of-pocket costs can get out of control


"If you've seen a specialist in the private health sector, you'll likely know the pain of out-of-pocket or "gap" costs."

"What you pay varies greatly depending on who you see, which hospital you attend, and your policy and excess.

But the costs can be significant, and make people wonder why they bother with private health insurance in the first place
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-05-28/how-out-of-pocket-medical-costs-can...
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Reply #28 - May 29th, 2018 at 7:23pm
 
Sydney's worst emergency department: Patient forced to lie on waiting room floor for three hours

2:57pm May 29, 2018

Nepean Hospital

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Reply #29 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 7:16pm
 
New mums under pressure with significant midwife shortage in hospitals

6:33am Jun 4, 2018

Hospitals in New South Wales are being accused of forcing new mums to go home sooner than they should due to a severe shortage of midwives.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/06/04/06/19/midwife-crisis-significant-sh...
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