Minister for Health and
Minister for Ambulance ServicesThe Honourable Cameron Dick
Five Point Plan for Flu Season
The Palaszczuk Government is preparing Queensland’s public hospitals for a tough flu season with a five point plan to drive efficiencies, keep emergency departments moving and get ambulances back on the road.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick today unveiled the government’s five point plan to prepare the health system for the challenges of the flu season.
Subject: You did this…
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:35 +1000
I've just come from a press conference with the Prime Minister. He called family violence in Australia a national disgrace.
And then he announced a $100 million funding package to help address this epidemic.
The package aims to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes.
Starting a Group
- Are you looking at starting or joining a group medical practice?
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DATE: Monday 31 August 2015
Public Speaking for Professional Services.
Brisbane session time and location change!!
Due to overwhelming demand we have moved the public speaking workshop to the larger conference room at 123 Eagle Street on Thursday 6th August and changed the time from midday to 1pm (close now at 3pm). Please remember to RSVP before Thursday 30th July to book your place and also for catering purposes. NB: Refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided.
There are places still available.
Minister for Health - The Honourable Lawrence Springborg
Paramedics, nurses keep watch at QLD watch-houses
Detainees in watch-houses will be monitored and treated by a paramedics or a nurse in a trial designed to blunt the dangers of alcohol, drugs and street violence.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said 17 watch-houses were included in the trial, which was part of the Government’s Queensland-wide ‘Safe Night Out’ Strategy.
Dedicated paramedic officers and registered nurses will begin staffing watch-houses on New Year’s Eve and on Friday and Saturday nights from January 2, 2015.
This month marks the relocation of Rebecca Ward Consulting back to Brisbane and to celebrate the big move and the exciting new chapter we are offering a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to one lucky person (delivered to your work or home). All you have to do is send an email with “Bubbles” in the subject line and your preferred delivery address email@example.com
to be placed in the draw. NB: Competition open to those in Australia and New Zealand. We are always available for a chat to discuss Healthcare, Strategy and Public Speaking but please watch this space for some exciting new developments!
Aged Care into the Future (Breakfast Meeting)
This Extra ACHSM Breakfast Forum will be held at Jeta Gardens, Bethania in association with Logan City Council
Logan retirement and aged care resort, Jeta Gardens will become the first intergenerational facility of its kind in the country. The Master Plan development includes additional retirement villas and apartments, serviced aged care facilities, a clubhouse, pharmacy and childcare facilities. A private hospital and international training college specialising in geriatrics, including student accommodation, will also be developed, in partnership with one of Queensland's renowned universities.
Minister for Health
The Honourable Lawrence Springborg
New campaign says GP not ED
A new marketing campaign aims to improve Emergency Department wait times by encouraging patients to visit their GP, instead of hospital Emergency Departments.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said Queensland Health had begun planning the campaign to reduce the thousands of unnecessary ED presentations to Queensland hospitals every year.
“We have a strong commitment to improving frontline health services and ensuring that Queenslanders get the very best of care,” Mr Springborg said.
Cardiac ECG Tech Role
A busy Gold Coast Cardiology group is seeking a Cardiac ECG Technician for start in mid September.
The role will include:
Holter and blood pressure monitor placement and removal, lead placement for ECG testing which also includes bike and treadmill testing. The position is for 16-20 hours per week over 3-4 shifts – days and shifts can be negotiated with the right candidate.
The successful applicant must have own transport with current drivers license, as travel between locations on the Gold Coast will be required.
We tend to ignore things we cannot see but we do this at our peril! For instance, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now recognised as a critical health issue by the World Health Organisation. Primarily the concern of hospitals, resistant bacterial pathogens are now seen with increasing frequency in the community.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has appointedProf John Turnidgeto lead a program for national surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and antibiotic usage.
Rebecca Ward Consultingis proud to
support theACHSMQld Branch (in association withCognitive Institute) in a
one-day workshop focussing on enhancing the effectiveness and ease of dealing
with difficult colleague interactions in healthcare. This workshop is
designed for all who work in healthcare.
Difficult people and situations are often the biggest stressors for all who
work in healthcare. However, there can be added pressure when difficult
interactions occur with colleagues because of the need to often maintain a
long term functional and professional relationship that goes beyond the
particular issue being addressed in a challenging interaction.