In the media

AMA welcomes medical colleges’ support for current Medevac legislation The AMA supports the call by the Presidents of eleven highly respected Medical Colleges for the Australian Parliament to maintain the existing Medevac legislation and the Independent Health Advice Panel process (13 October 2019). More...

Cannabis research has high hopes The Medical Research Future Fund is to allocate $3 million to a research program to examine the benefits of medicinal cannabis for cancer sufferers, in particular pain relief, symptoms and the management of side effects (10 October 2019). More...

RACQ calls for caps to Brisbane hospital parking fees The RACQ is calling for more to be done to reduce parking fees at Brisbane's hospitals, saying patients and families at hospital shouldn't have to worry about costs at critical moments (11 October 2019). More...

Cost of cancelling 418 surgeries during contamination saga 'pending' All elective surgery was cancelled at the Princess Alexandra Hospital from August 21 to September 4 after staff discovered chemical residue on a number of sterilised instrument packs (08 October 2019). More...

Heatwaves increase risks of death from heart and respiratory disease: QUT research Hot conditions forecast for areas of Queensland and for a long summer ahead are a reminder for people with health issues to take precautions, with a QUT-led analysis of 54 global research studies showing that serious heatwaves accompanying climate change increase the risk of people dying from cardiovascular and respiratory disease (08 October 2019). More...