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The pandemic’s impacts on Australia’s healthcare workforce

Even before COVID-19 reached Australian shores, the country’s healthcare sector faced difficulties, including maintaining sufficient numbers of experienced health professionals and carers to meet the growing demands of an ageing population and increases in chronic disease. The pandemic has placed even greater demands on the sector, and created a shift in the healthcare workforce, with…

Increased mental health funding to boost sector’s capabilities

On August 9, the Victorian Government announced $60 million in new funding to the state’s mental health system as a result of the pandemic. This builds on the almost $135 million the government has already invested in mental health during COVID-19. Though it is too soon to see the full effects that the current health…

New healthcare job opportunities in a fast-developing sector

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for Australia’s healthcare sector, although not always as predicted. Caring for those who have contracted the virus, as well as setting up and operating the country’s hundreds of testing facilities, has demonstrated the incredible resilience and work ethic of Australia’s health sector leaders, health professionals…

Five emerging technologies transforming patient care

There’s no denying that technology has completely changed the way we live and work. And now, more than ever before, new and emerging technologies are finding their way into our health system to improve patient care and offer support to medical professionals. The increase in life expectancy and a rise of chronic health issues makes…

The 20th Anniversary of World Cancer Day

This February 4th marks the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, a day that aims to spark action internationally to reduce the number of cancer deaths and to achieve equal access to cancer care for all. This day is an initiative from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the largest and oldest international cancer organisation. The…