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Shifting Health Shifting Health

Mater Health CEO Sean Hubbard shares how Mater is focusing its future on shifting health from illness towards wellness. 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Tags: community, Health and Wellness, Mater Cancer Care Centre, Mater Health, Mater Private Hospital Springfield, Scalp Cooler, Sean Hubbard, strategy

Smart Eating Week—make friends with fruit and veg Smart Eating Week—make friends with fruit and veg

An estimated 5.2 million deaths worldwide each year are attributable to inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption. Smart Eating Week (12 to 18 February) is an opportune time to look at why fruits and vegetables are so important and how you can achieve the recommended serves. 

Monday, 12 February 2018

Tags: dietitian, nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sally McCray

World Antibiotic Awareness Week World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Health Organisation has declared antibiotic resistance one of the greatest threats to worldwide health, food security and economic development.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, Dr Paul Griffin

International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat severe bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria acquire extra genes that render antibiotic therapy ineffective. Keeping patients safe in hospital is dependent on effective antimicrobial therapy.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial therapy, Dr Paul Griffin, hand washing, infection prevention, safety

'I was sick and you took care of me' 'I was sick and you took care of me'

To care for those who are sick. It is, quite simply the need to which healthcare providers are called upon to respond. But, what happens when you are called upon to do more—to respond to the needs of those who are marginalised, vulnerable, and living in poverty?

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tags: Madonna McGahan, Mission