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Designs for Adelaide’s $3.6bn Health Precinct Revealed

Designs for Adelaide’s $3.6bn Health Precinct Revealed

The proposed $273 million SAHMRI sequel will be the latest addition to Adelaide's $3.6 billion BioMed precinct located in the north-west corner of the CBD.

The precinct, which is the largest health cluster in the Southern Hemisphere, unifies research, education, clinical care and business development.

The new medical building will be position alongside the flagship SAHMRI, known for its striking pine-cone-like geometric facade.

"The original SAHMRI was a catalyst in the resurrection of inner-city Adelaide, and the evolution of an internationally-regarded health and biomedical precinct," Woods Bagot director Thomas Masullo said...

Australia poised for a boom in robotic surgery

Australia poised for a boom in robotic surgery

Australia is poised for a boom in robotic surgery and while this might make many shudder, it's likely to make surgery more efficient and to speed recovery.

While some fear this steely technology will crowd out compassion and leave no space for the ancient art of medicine, in reality the two can happily co-exist.

Today, when a patient with cancer at the base of his tongue is wheeled into a contemporary operating theatre, the large, looming pieces of robotic technology probably don't look too friendly.

But they will likely prevent enormous suffering. Until recently, his jaw would have been cut in half and spread open so surgeons could reach the tumour...

Digital health could prevent 100s of 1000s of hospitalisations: agency chief

Digital health could prevent 100s of 1000s of hospitalisations: agency chief

Every Australian will a digital health account by the end of this year, unless you choose not opt out between July 16 and October 15 this year.

The scheme is designed to collate health records in one place so they easier to share with healthcare providers, but some cyber security experts have raised concerns about privacy.

As the chief executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency, Tim Kelsey is in charge of running the electronic database and making sure it's secure.

He says more people are hospitalised in Australia each year due to medical mistakes and misadventure than from car accidents, and digital health records would reduce those numbers dramatically...

New privacy fence to hide Royal Adelaide Hospital patients from carpark and Port Road

New privacy fence to hide Royal Adelaide Hospital patients from carpark and Port Road

Temporary fencing will be erected outside the ambulance entrance at Royal Adelaide Hospital to shield patients being treated by officers from public view.

The $2.4 billion hospital has been beset by regular occurrences of "ambulance ramping", which occurs when there is no emergency bed available for a patient to be transferred into.

The ambulance loading bays at the front of the new hospital were designed for ambulances to park with their rear doors facing the hospital.

But after paramedics voiced concerns about a build-up of heat and diesel exhaust emissions, the department allowed ambulances to park the other way around...

Futuristic aged care facility paving the way with floor sensor technology

Futuristic aged care facility paving the way with floor sensor technology

It is one of the great risks of getting old.

A slip in the shower, or a tumble out of bed, is a far more dangerous scenario as one ages. And recovering from a fall can take months, if ever.

As Australia’s population gets greyer, aged care facilities are looking at the next generation of help they can offer. On the site of the old Drummoyne Boys High School, aged care provider Scalabrini has implemented two contemporary elements to their new development the Village, utilising design and technology.

Better aged-care begins with more registered nurses in homes

Better aged-care begins with more registered nurses in homes

People are marching in the streets demanding better care for older Australians in aged care homes after increasing media reports of neglect, abuse and negligence.

If we want to improve the situation for residents, we need more registered nurses in aged care homes. When registered nurses are on duty, residents have better health outcomes, a higher quality of life and fewer hospital admissions.