DC Health Confirms First Orthopox and Potential Monkey Pox Case in the District | doh

DC Health Confirms First Orthopox and Potential Monkey Pox Case in the District | doh

(Washington, DC) — On June 4, the DC Public Health Lab confirmed the first positive Orth…
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‘We are absolutely destroyed’: Health workers facing burnout, even as COVID levels ease

Dr. Laura Hawryluck was seized with a sense of overwhelming panic so great she couldn’t focus, co…
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NSW government to announce $4.5 billion for public health services in 2022 budget – ABC

NSW government to announce $4.5 billion for public health services in 2022 budget Google has been ordered to pay former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro $715,000 in defamation damages over two YouTube videos The New South Wales public health system is set to receive billions of dollars in extra funding to help with chronic understaffing and emergency wait times. Some of the state’s busiest hospitals have been plagued with chronic staff shortages and emergency department delays due to the COVID pandemic, current flu outbreak and population growth.  Premier Dominic Perrottet is expected to announce a major funding package this morning worth $4.5 billion ahead of this month’s state budget.  The extra money is expected to be spent on 10,000 more nurses, doctors and other health staff under a four-year plan. But State Shadow Health Minister Ryan Park said while he welcomed the extra staff, it would not be enough to fix current problems with the health system. “I’m certainly concerned that with what our health and hospital system has experienced over the past 10 years, it’s going to take a lot time to rebuild,” Mr Park said. “We have record-long waits to access emergency departments, record long waits for elective surgery and record long waits to access ambulance care…it’s a hospital system under enormous pressure.” NSW Greens health spokeswoman Cate Faehrmann was also sceptical of whether the plan would work without further commitments.  “Well there’s no hope in hell of the government filling these 10,000 positions unless they match it with a generous wage rise and better conditions including ratios,” Ms Faehrmann said.  Mr Perrottet yesterday announced funding for nearly 2,000 extra paramedics and support staff, to help the system cope. New South Wales Ambulance Commissioner Dominic Morgan said he was confident the service would be able to find 1,800 new paramedics. “As of today, 200 offers of employment are going to university graduate paramedics who are already out there… so that’s going to be a significant injection to just take the immediate pressure off us,” Mr Morgan said  It is believed the state government will have more to say on the 2.5 per cent public sector wages cap in coming days. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work. This service may include material from Agence France-Presse (AFP), APTN, Reuters, AAP, CNN and the BBC World Service which is copyright and cannot be reproduced. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
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