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Quality is in the eye of the beholder: Column

Quality in aged care is the topic on everyone’s minds. With the on-going Senate Inquiry, the release of the Carnell/Paterson Review and the move towards a single aged care quality framework, the way the sector thinks about and delivers quality services is evolving. With ...

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Vitamin B3 could treat glaucoma

A humble vitamin B3 supplement could be the key to treating glaucoma, new research has found. Melbourne’s Centre for Eye Research Australia is in the midst of conducting a world-first human trial that uses vitamin B3 to treat the disease of ...

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Nominations needed for public health awards

As the AMA prepares for its annual Public Health Awards, the organisation has urged staff in the medical sector to nominate people or groups deserving of recognition. President Dr Michael Gannon said nominations were sought in the categories of Excellence ...

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Project tackles social isolation

A Melbourne-based research project has been funded to reduce health issues and social isolation in senior women living alone. Bolton Clarke Research Institute’s Older Women Living Alone project was funded through a $250,000 Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation grant, and will seek ...

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Legal action over NSW nursing home blaze

Family members of the elderly victims who died in a deliberately lit fire at a NSW aged care facility have filed a class action against the nursing home for failing to protect residents. Quakers Hill Nursing Home nurse Roger Dean ...

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