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NT department 'lacked leadership' in handling of petrol-sniffing death: coroner

NT department 'lacked leadership' in handling of petrol-sniffing death: coroner

A coroner criticises the NT health department for failing to provide a mandatory treatment program for a man previously described as one of the the territory's most difficult petrol-sniffing cases.

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Darwin aged care facility sanctioned over 'severe risks' to residents

Darwin aged care facility sanctioned over 'severe risks' to residents

The federal Health Department imposes sanctions on a national aged care provider after an audit of its Darwin facility revealed "immediate and severe" risks to residents.

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Turnbull tears up secret hospital funding plan

The Turnbull government has rejected a radical health department hospital funding proposal.

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ICAC to investigate SA Health for maladministration over Oakden

ICAC to investigate SA Health for maladministration over Oakden

South Australia's ICAC launches a maladministration probe into the health department's management of the Oakden mental health facility in Adelaide's north-east following the mistreatment of elderly dementia patients.

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ICAC to investigate Oakden nursing facility in SA

ICAC to investigate Oakden nursing facility in SA

South Australia's ICAC launches a maladministration probe into the health department's management of the Oakden mental health facility in Adelaide's north-east following the mistreatment of elderly dementia patients.

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ICAC to investigate Oakden nursing facility in South Australia

South Australia's ICAC has launched a maladministration probe into the health department's management of the Oakden mental health facility in Adelaide's north-east.

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Equipment company collapse snags WA Health Department

Equipment company collapse snags WA Health Department

The WA Health Department is caught up in the collapse of the K Care healthcare equipment group, with equipment including baby cots for the new Perth Children's Hospital sitting unfinished in its Malaga factory.

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Five cases of Legionnaires' disease in Melbourne's CBD under investigation

Five people are recovering after treatment for Legionnaires' disease which has been possibly linked to cooling towers in Melbourne's CBD, the Victorian Health Department says.

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Fake plastic surgeon gets 10 years for manslaughter after injecting patient's buttocks with 'cement'

Washington: From a Florida prison, Shatarka Nuby penned a letter to the state's health department about her cosmetically enhanced buttocks.

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Sydney doctor fails to diagnose student with tuberculosis

Sydney doctor fails to diagnose student with tuberculosis

Ten people in Sydney's inner-west are being monitored for tuberculosis (TB), after an initial failure to diagnose a student with the infection, the New South Wales Health Department says.

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Pauline Hanson's vaccination comments 'crazy': former federal health department head

Pauline Hanson must apologise and retract her "crazy" comments on vaccinations, a former federal health department head says.

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Hanson's vaccination comments 'crazy': former federal health department head

Pauline Hanson must apologise and retract her "crazy" comments on vaccinations, a former federal health department head says.

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Hundreds of health bureaucrats to go, affecting frontline services, union claims

Hundreds of health bureaucrats to go, affecting frontline services, union claims

Frontline services will be impacted as jobs are slashed from the federal Health Department, the public sector union warns.

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Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for Thursday February 23, 2017

Health Department job cuts, and car crashes into Woolworths.

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Health Department to cut 250 public service jobs through voluntary redundancy

The Health Department will turn to voluntary redundancies as it axes jobs in a process unions warn could see 250 positions gone.

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WA baby diagnosed with meningococcal, second case suspected

A baby has been diagnosed with meningococcal in Perth and a second infant is undergoing assessment for the disease, Western Australia's Health Department reveals.

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Public servants watching what you say on social media about botched My Health Record program

The federal health department has taken to monitoring social media for complaints and commentary about the long-delayed roll-out of the national My Health Record program.

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Perth's dirty dozen: Eateries the Health Department fined in 2016

The Health Department has updated its list – hopefully for the last time in 2016 – of Perth eateries convicted under the Food Act.

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Bureaucrats not welcome at Royal North Shore Hospital

Bureaucrats not welcome at Royal North Shore Hospital

Senior doctors urge the New South Wales Government to abandon plans that would see the Health Department move to land they argue should be used for clinical services.

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Perth restaurant kitchens fall foul of health department

Two Perth eateries have received fines totalling more than $60,000 from the Health Department after local health inspectors busted them with dirty kitchens.

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Fifth person dies due to extraordinary 'thunderstorm asthma' crisis

A fifth person has died due to Monday's extraordinary "thunderstorm asthma" crisis and six people remain in intensive care units, four of whom are critically ill, the health department says.

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Dialysis treatments set to increase in NT by up to 70 per cent

Dialysis treatments set to increase in NT by up to 70 per cent

Close to half of NT public hospital admissions are for same-day dialysis, and demand is set to rise, with most patients being Indigenous Australians from remote Territory communities, a Health Department report says.

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Dialysis treatments set to increase in NT by 70 per cent

Dialysis treatments set to increase in NT by 70 per cent

Close to half of NT public hospital admissions are for same-day dialysis, and demand is set to rise, with most patients being Indigenous Australians from remote Territory communities, a Health Department report says.

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New Perth Children's Hospital opening date unknown

New Perth Children's Hospital opening date unknown

There is still no date for the practical completion of the troubled new Perth Children's Hospital, according to the Health Department chief, despite the Premier Colin Barnett recently guaranteeing it would open this year.

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Calls for investigation into claims of 'vetting' for submissions to hospital chemotherapy inquiry

The clerk of the NSW parliament has been asked to investigate claims health department employees were required to get approval from senior bureaucrats before making submissions to an inquiry into underdosing of chemotherapy patients at Sydney hospita

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Parliament clerk to investigate claims inquiry submissions pre-approved

The clerk of the NSW parliament has been asked to investigate claims health department employees were required to get approval from senior bureaucrats before making submissions to an inquiry into underdosing of chemotherapy patients at Sydney hospita

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Lack of prosecution powers for CCC 'may lead to injustices'

Lack of prosecution powers for CCC 'may lead to injustices'

Western Australia's corruption watchdog charges a health department employee with stealing and consuming drugs, it reveals, as it calls for greater powers that would again allow it to commence prosecutions.

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Perth bakery caught and fined for pest-infected premises

A Morley bakery is in hot water with the Health Department after being caught and fined for having unclean and pest-infected premises.

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