All WA ambulances will get new heart-starting defibrillator devices "as soon as practicable" after paramedics claim ongoing issues with the use of an existing defibrillator with a history of safety problems.
A 21-year-old Sunshine Coast surf coach with a "heart of gold" who was left in a critical condition with a severe brain injury after a scooter crash in Bali dies in Brisbane.
Patients in regional Australia will soon be able to be treated by doctors on medical jets, saving crucial time and lives.
There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are dying from heart disease at twice, and in some regions, triple the rate of non-Indigenous people in the same communities, a new report shows.
The South Australian Employment Tribunal rules planned industrial action by nurses in Adelaide hospitals can go ahead from tomorrow.
With Australia's aging population, palliative care services are busier than ever. Experts say people under 60 with a terminal illness are one of the groups falling through the cracks, but there could be more.
Patients are often frightened to hear the words "palliative care", thinking it means imminent death, and many doctors are scared to use it — but caregivers and patients say it can actually mean a longer and better-quality life.
The ACT branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Foundation says another nurse has been assaulted, this time in the adult mental health unit at Canberra Hospital.