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Verhoeven calls for collaboration on funding

As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins to reframe the government's approach to economic management, discussions on how Australia funds its health system must remain front and centre, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has said.  AHHA's chief executive, Alison Verhoeven, ...

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Face of opioid dependency changing

The number of people receiving treatment for dependence on painkillers codeine and oxycodone trebled between 2002 and 2011, a new study has found. Research from the University of New South Wales’ National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre NDARC also found that of ...

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RN students need better dementia training: care provider

More dementia training is necessary in degree courses for undergraduate RNs, a dementia care leader has argued. General manager of residential services at dementia and aged-care specialist HammondCare, Angela Raguz, said some RN graduates employed in dementia-specific services had received as ...

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