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Category: Health

ACT Labor promise five more walk-in centres in suburban Canberra

As promised late last week, ACT Labor has released further healthcare election commitments, including five additional nurse-run walk-in centres across Canberra.

Liberals pledge $5 million for Deakin hydrotherapy pool

The Canberra Liberals have pledged $5 million for a dedicated hydrotherapy pool in Canberra’s south, if elected to government in October. In partnership with the John James...

ACT Labor make $200 million election commitment to youth mental health

ACT Labor has will commit $200 million annually toward youth mental health across Canberra if they win October's election.

Temporary ICU beds to boost hospital capacity

Canberra Hospital will open eight new temporary beds in its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) next year, after ACT and Federal Government negotiations brought forward funding from the 2024 budget.

Cash injection for under pressure victim support services

The ACT Government has provided the support services of victims of crimes with a short-term funding boost after dramatic increases in reports of family violence, sexual assault and stalking strained...

Calls for disability support in ACT election

Two peak disability organisations and the ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) have banded together in an election call for increased disability services in the Territory.

New mental health unit to be ready next year

A new, low-dependency mental health unit is set to be up and running at the Canberra Hospital during mid-2021.

Aussies worried about catching COVID from first aid emergency

New research from Australian Red Cross has revealed 82% of Australians are worried they could catch COVID-19 from a first aid emergency that involves performing CPR.

COVID concerns cause drop in women’s health checks

Women's Health Week, 7-11 September, reminds Australians that even during a pandemic, regular health checks and screenings are an essential part of their health routine.

Be SunSmart in spring as UV levels rise above 3

As the weather warms up and Canberrans take to the great outdoors, Cancer Council ACT is urging people to be vigilant about sun protection.

Red hot meat: the wrong recipe for heart disease

While frying, grilling and searing may be the preferred cooking methods of top chefs, slow cooked meals could be a better option for long-term health, a new study has found.

How F.A.S.T action saved stroke victim’s life

A Canberra couple are sharing their story during National Stroke Week (31 August – 6 September) to raise awareness on how the F.A.S.T test can save lives.

UC backs Australian mental health initiative

An initiative aimed at helping Australian universities respond to death by suicide launched this week, and it has the University of Canberra’s full support.

Renewable energy to power hospital expansion

In an Australian first, the Canberra Hospital Expansion (CHE) will be powered by renewable energy, the ACT Government announced today (2 September). The new emergency, surgical and...

Reminder to be kind to nurses and midwives

The ACT Government is working to raise awareness of acceptable behaviour towards Canberra’s health professionals, after a spike in occupational violence since the beginning of COVID-19.

1 in 3 Canberra males want to reduce alcohol consumption

Nearly one-third of Canberra males want to reduce their alcohol consumption in the next year, a Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education survey of 500 Canberrans has found.

National Stroke Week: stroke doesn’t stop for COVID

The Stroke Foundation's annual awareness campaign, National Stroke Week (31 August-6 September) is just as important as ever because stroke does not stop for a pandemic.

Clare Holland House to undergo $6 million expansion

Canberrans are invited to take part in the $6 million expansion of Clare Holland House by contributing to a community appeal launched today by Cavalry Health Care and the Snow Foundation.

Dickson’s Inner-North Walk-in Centre opens this week

The new Dickson-based Inner North Walk-in Centre opens 26 August, providing free treatment for minor injuries and illness 365 days a year.

Canberra has highest rate of gestational diabetes

Women in the ACT have the highest rates of gestational diabetes nationally, with one in every seven pregnancies testing positive.

Greg Wiggle calls for neighbourhoods with heart

Greg Page, formerly of The Wiggles, is on a mission to set a new world record and save some lives from cardiac arrest in the process.