This section details all the latest news articles relating to emergency care.

6 December 2017

Huge patient numbers in NSW flu season

The Australian

A record 720,564 patients flooded NSW emergency departments this winter

Sydney Morning Herald

6 October 2017

Elderly people dying in emergency departments due to a lack of palliative care

The Age

12 September 2017

Emergency department wait times blow-out at four western Sydney hospitals, report shows

Sydney Morning Herald

7 September 2017

What parents need to know if their child is getting sicker and no one is listening

Sydney Morning Herald

16 August 2017

More than one-third of emergency doctors face work bullying, harassment, survey reveals

ABC Online

14 February 2017

New private emergency department, WISE, to cut hospital wait times, but it will cost a $200 fee 

Daily Telegraph

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10 February 2017

"Going to be a big day:: Heatwave to strain hospitals, power supplies in NS

Sydney Morning Herald

27 January 2017

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner announces retirement from politics

ABC Online

18 January 2017

Stingray injuries second only to bluebottles in NSW, prompting warning from paramedics

ABC News Online

15 January 2017

Six in ten users of MyEmergencyDr app have avoided going to ED, saving time and money

Herald Sun

7 September 2016

NSW hospitals record highest number of admissions, elective surgery

ABC Online

14 July 2016

Death of Indigenous woman turned away from NSW hospital 'preventable'

The Guardian

1 June 2016

Hospitals unclog emergency departments of ambulance patients, but waiting times rise 

Sydney Morning Herald

17 May 2016

Doctors warn budget cuts risk higher mortality rates in emergency departments

The Guardian

24 March 2016

Measles alert for Sydney CBD after confirmed case while patient was highly infectious

The Daily Telegraph

21 March 2016

NSW emergency department clogged with non-urgent cases Opposition says

ABC news

16 March 2016

Record number of emergency presentations putting NSW health system under pressure

Sydney Morning Herald 

9 March 2016

NSW first emergency care model for ice patients proposed

The Daily Telegraph

13 January 2016

Police officer and security guard shot at Nepean Hospital in Sydney

ABC News

6 December 2015

Amazing tale of survival: Woman dead for 60 minutes was saved by medicos who refused to give up

The Daily Telegraph

12 November 2015

Coffs Harbour Health Campus Doctor wins major award

The Bellingen Shire Courier-Sun

4 October 2015

How pre-hospital doctors are saving lives in the field as part of the NSW Ambulance Special Casualty Access Team

The Daily Telegraph

1 October 2015

National Health Performance Authority data shows huge variations in healthcare

Sydney Morning Herald

23 September 2015

Patients waiting for days on emergency trolleys to get into hospital: study

Sydney Morning Herald

17 September 2015

Pilot scheme to reduce ambulance delays implicated in past patient deaths

Sydney Morning Herald

2 September 2015

Latest NSW hospital report shows jump in emergency department admissions

ABC News

3 July 2015

Al Noori Muslim School fundraises $22,000 for lifesaving device for bankstown's Emergency Department

The Daily Telegraph

23 May 2015

Bubble wand a tool of the trade at the Sydney Children's Hospital

The Daily Telegraph

14 May 2015

One in four emergency patients not told about medication side effects

Sydney Morning Herald

NSW emergency patients largely positive

Daily Mail Australia

23 April 2015

NSW HealtheNet nears statewide roll-out


31 March 2015

Australian first: Hornsby Hospital creates trainee position in geriatric emergency medicine

Sydney Morning Herald

30 March 2015

New private option in emergency treatment at Gateshead

Newcastle Herald

23 March 2015

Western NSW-based emergency mental health program attracts interest from interstate

ABC Online

18 March 2015

NSW says protect against mosquitos after huge jump in Ross River detection

NSW Health Media Release

4 March 2015

NSW election 2015: Health Minister Jillian Skinner says reduced hospital waiting time figures vindicate government

Sydney Morning Herald

15 February 2015

Labor to spend $40 million dollars on nurse-led health centres to relieve pressure on Emergency Departments

Sydney Morning Herald

Doctors slam NSW Labor's plan for nurse-run clinics

Sydney Morning Herald

12 February 2015

Emergency Doctor worried about the increase in ice admissions

ABC Online

18 January 2015

Five-day stay in hospital emergency department raises condemnation, questions

Sydney Morning Herald

NSW emergency departments relax four-hour patient targets

Sydney Morning Herald

13 January 2015

Medicare cuts could swamp hospital emergency departments, say doctors

Sydney Morning Herald

NSW health: Two-day wait for hospital bed the norm

Sydney Morning Herald

12 January 2015

Hospital targets ditched as pay cut

The Australian

10 January 2015

Emergency departments feel the new year pain

Sydney Morning Herald

9 January 2015

Hospital waiting times improvements in emergency departments a 'reorganisation of people and numbers'

Sydney Morning Herald

12 December 2014

NSW GP clinics could be located in hospitals to prevent emergency department strain

ABC Online

9 December 2014

Analysis shows more patients waiting longer for emergency treatment

The Sydney Morning Herald

7 December 2014

Health system under new attack over its bed count numbers

The Sydney Morning Herald 

4 December 2014

Westmead Hospital has the worst performing emergency department in NSW

The Daily Telegraph

Long waits in western Sydney hospitals

The Sydney Morning Herald

7 November 2014

Prince of Wales Hospital emergency department in Randwick named best in Australia

The Daily Telegraph

27 October 2014

Ambulances missing 15-minute target as thousands call with minor ailments

Sydney Morning Herald

16 October 2014

Minister says St George in good health with $41 million hospital emergency department

St George Sutherland Leader

Health workders can go fight Ebola 'with our blessing': health chief

Sydney Morning Herald

NSW Health Department closely watching US developments on ebola

Sydney Morning Herald

13 October 2014

Newly opened Hornsby Hospital transit lounge given rave review

Daily Telegraph

8 October 2014

GP co-payment would crush NSW emergency departments: report

Sydney Morning Herald

New South Wales Health Department figures on GP co-payments 'cooked up by union sympathisers': Dutton 

ABC News

4 September 2014

NSW emergency wait times improving

Daily Telegraph

3 September 2014

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital plans Hunter Valley's first private emergency department

Newcastle Herald

Police incident at Fairfield Hosptial highlights need for children's protection in emergency

Daily Telegraph

14 May 2014

NSW rejects Abbott government offer to charge patients $7 for emergency treatment

Sydney Morning Herald

14 May 2014

Federal Budget: Doctors vow to fight hospitals introducing co-payment for emergency department care

Sydney Morning Herald

17 April 2014

Official opening of $1m Mur'bah emergency department

Ballina Shire Advocate

10 April 2014

Minor illness patients should pay $26 to use hospital emergency 

8 March 2014

Paramedics will get power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis

Daily Telegraph

11 December 2013

NSW Hospitals on track for hospital target reward

Nine MSN

23 November 2013

Patients kept too long in hospital emergency departments, says professor

Sydney Morning Herald

30 October 2013

Ambos get frequent callers to hang up

Sydney Morning Herald

26 October 2013

Casualty death rate higher on weekends

The Courier

18 October 2013

NSW tops national emergency waiting stats

Herald Sun

12 October 2013

NSW hospitals improve on EDs, waiting

The Australian

2 October 2013

Dubbo nurses delay bed closures

ABC News

1 October 2013

NSW local health districts go live with PCEHR clinical portal

Pulse + IT Magazine

30 September 2013

Patients at risk in crowded Campbelltown Hospital

The Daily Telegraph

29 September 2013

Nurses threaten bed closures at Dubbo

Herald Sun

12 September 2013

NSW Hospitals improve on EDs, waiting

Herald Sun

25 July 2013

Emergency depts miss speed targets: report

The Australian

24 July 2013

Ambulance crew time wasted by non-urgent calls, auditor-general finds

The Australian

19 June 2013

Hospitals given bigger fund injection

Sydney Morning Herald

17 June 2013

GP patients not clogging up emergency departments

ABC Online

16 June 2013

One in two hospital beds filled by elderly: study

Herald Sun

10 June 2013

Honour recipients reflect on careers well spent

ABC Online

6 June 2013

More beds to stop decline: doctors

Sydney Morning Herald

NSW hospital emergency wait times fall

The Australian

6 May 2013

Our hospitals given a health check

The Northern Star

19 March 2013

John Hunter nursing shifts cut

Newcastle Herald

28 February 2013

Hospital failings to inflame funds row

The Australian

15 February 2013

POLL: JHH emergency department disgrace

Newcastle Herald

30 January 2013

Liverpool Hospital wins Australasian Emergency Department of the Year Award

The Daily Telegraph

14 December 2012

Emergency: NSW dominates list of worst hospitals

Sydney Morning Herald

10 December 2012

Skinner defiant on health cuts

Sydney Morning Herald

20 November 2012

Trial to give physios emergency dept training

ABC Online

5 November 2012

Hotline fails to reduce hospital burden

Herald Sun

Hospital works get started

ABC online

4 November 2012

GP phone consults risky business

Herald Sun

3 November 2012

Time runs out for superbug silver bullet

Sydney Morning Herald

31 October 2012

Bulli Hospital's Diminished Role

Illawarra Mercury

New Emergency Department to open at Royal North Shore Hospital

North Shore Times

30 October 2012

Baby Elijah's 90 minute wait for treatment

Herald Sun

28 October 2012

Hospital wait times crisis hits NSW

Herald Sun

9 October 2012

Health Minister Jillian Skinner accused of fudging hospital bed numbers
The Australian

24 September 2012

Skinner takes axe to locums, overtime, but nurses exempt

Sydney Morning Herald

14 September 2012
NSW Health told to find $3bn in savings
ABC Online

11 September 2012

Emergency care varies in each state: study
Herald Sun

6 September 2012

Huge spike in emergency patients
ABC Online
NSW emergency departments 'like war zone'
Herald Sun

31 August 2012

Patients to benefit from technology trial

ABC News

20 August 2012

City hospitals are safer than regional hospitals

Herald Sun

19 August 2012

Health minister Jillian Skinner caught in bed-lock

The Sunday Telegraph

15 August 2012

Doctor blasts Base's Emergency Department

The Area News

6 August 2012

Paramedic delays disrupt helicopter flights
Newcastle Herald

3 August 2012

Mullumbimby Telehealth open day
Northern Star

1 August 2012

Progress at hospital gets high praise
Wellington Times
Hospital tele plan in chaos
Byron Shire News

25 July 2012

Hospital gets new emergency ward
Coffs Coast Advocate
Muswellbrook nurses demand extra worker
ABC Online

23 July 2012

Anger as ambos are taken off night duty
Herald Sun

4 July 2012

John Hunter emergency admissions rising
ABC Online

3 July 2012

Hunter doctors call for more hospital beds
Newcastle Herald

2 July 2012

Ambulances still kept waiting at hospitals
Newcastle Herald

1 July 2012

Look into the camera and say 'ah'
Daily Telegraph

28 June 2012

The diagnosis is critical for health professionals in the bush
Daily Telegraph

26 June 2012

Leading e-health sites to undergo $52m record transition
The Australian IT

19 June 2012

Mullumbimby meets to save emergency department
ABC Online

16 June 2012

Hospital league tables likely within months
The Australian

15 June 2012

Emergency Injection
Muswellbrook Chronicle

14 June 2012

St George Hospital emergency ward receives $13m
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader

6 June 2012

NSW hospital waiting times threaten funding
ABC Online
Hospital emergency waiting time cut compared to last year but NSW still falls behind the national target
Daily Telegraph

5 June 2012

Just another day in the e-health revolution
The Australian Financial Review

4 June 2012

Health chief responds to hospital cuts protest
ABC online

30 May 2012

Residents and staff voice concerns over hospital changes
ABC Online

24 May 2012

24-hour mental health help line launched
Herald Sun

17 May 2012

Health hotline a success
ABC Online

12 May 2012

Life and death decisions all part of the job
Canberra Times

10 May 2012

Cost cutting for Mullum hospital
Northern Star
$60m shot in the arm for hospital
Northern Rivers Echo

4 May 2012

Hospital gets funds for upgrades
Northern Star

3 May 2012

Towns in need of a country practice
Australian Financial Review

1 May 2012

Prince of Wales emergency care below par
Southern Courier
Wyong Hospital patients wait 50 mins for life-saving medical attention
Cumberland Courier

30 April 2012

States' emergency department waiting times revealed
The Australian
MP: Reinstate emergency services
Northern Star

27 April 2012

NSW air ambulance upgrade
Weekly Times Now

26 April 2012

Medics on bikes for rapid response
Cumberland Courier Newspapers

24 April 2012

Audit into hospital waiting number discrepancies
Canberra Times
Hospital protest at Bonalbo
Northern Star

12 April 2012

Hospital loses night facility
Ballina Shire Advocate

7 April 2012

Ambulances waste a year waiting in emergency
Newcastle Herald

5 April 2012

Hold the line, say emergency staff
Sydney Morning Herald

2 April 2012

Target setting speeds care in EDs
NZ Herald

1 April 2012

Upgraded emergency department for Westmead Hospital
Parramatta Advertiser

29 March 2012

Ambulances prioritise life threatening cases under new protocol
ABC Online
27 March 2012
Patients get access to better care with cloud computing
The Australian

24 March 2012

Check-up shows system needs care
Sydney Morning Herald
Paramedics faced with tough call
Central Western Daily

22 March 2012

Ballina Hospitals GPs 'expendable'
Northern Star
Locums fill GP super clinic roles
ABC Online

20 March 2012

The impact of early emergency department allied health intervention on admission rates in older people: a non-randomized clinical study
Biomed Central
$450,000 win for Braidwood MPS
Braidwood Times

17 March 2012

Nepean Hospital's surgical wing to cut wait
Penrith Press

16 March 2012

Stats show slow ride from ambulance to emergency
ABC News

15 March 2012

Volunteers relieve the pressure at Canterbury Hopsital
Cumberland Courier

13 February 2012

Hospital computer system found lacking
Sydney Morning Herald

10 February 2012

Demand for emergency care on the rise countrywide
Herald Sun

8 February 2012

ACEN News - Emergency Care Institute
ACEN website
Webwatch - NSW Emergency Care Institute

ARCHI website

6 February 2012

Emergency treatment target 'saving lives'

The Australian

Funding jeopardised as hospital targets blown

Sydney Morning Herald

1 February 2012

Kings Cross ER medicos treat the wounds to Sydney's underbelly
The Daily Telegraph

24 January 2012

e-health means we're all winners
The Canberra Times

23 January 2012

Key hospital report delayed
The West Australian

13 January 2012

Hotline funds better spent on incentives, say rural GPs
Stock & Land
Residents 'losing' patients
Northern Star

11 January 2012

Health stats go online in NSW
Pulse IT

10 January 2012

Town's only doctor threatens to leave
ABC News

6 January 2012

Ambulance abuse will not avoid wait
Central Western Daily

3 January 2012

Fallen paramedic selfless to the end
Sydney Morning Herald

31 December 2011

Spike in heart attacks feared
The Australian

30 December 2011

After-hours hotline adds to hospital load
The Australian

27 December 2011

Health plan to relieve hospitals
The Australian
Doctors' fear over GP care push
The Australian 

23 December 2011

Questions over 'missing' NSW hospital beds
ABC Online
Medical interns to work in Wagga 
Daily Advertiser

19 December 2011

App gives doctors diagnostic advice 
The West Australian

18 December 2011

40% more injuries over holidays
Adelaide Now

15 December 2011

More funds for NSW Health Oracle project
The Australian
Dicing with bed-block
Newcastle Herald
Crisis in state's hospitals, Auditor-General's report reveals
Daily Telegraph
Treatment times below target
Central Western Daily

14 December 2011

Unhealthy signs for NSW emergency departments
ABC OnlineABC News
Hunter patients wait longer for care
Newcastle Herald
Ambulance arrivals rise at NSW hospitals

6 December 2011

Centre treats 2100 people
Hornsby Advocate

5 December 2011

Benefits of a country practice
Adelaide Now

30 November 2011

Kate Curtis wins the Frank McDermott award
Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - media release
Emergency Departments getting busier
Nine news
More surgery but waiting times steady
Wait for emergency website is over
Manly Daily

27 November 2011

Much-hyped government website designed to slash emergency room waiting times is a sham
The Telegraph

24 November 2011

Health gains but access to right care in right place challenging
Bureau of Health Information - media release
NSW 'second to US' in health costs
Herald Sun
Aussies top the hospitals sick list
Daily Telegraph

23 November 2011

First line in emergency
Bombala Times
Dotors prepare for possible disaster

21 November 2011

Media release: Atrial fibrillation incidence increasing in Australia – and many don’t know they have it

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine - media release

16 November 2011

Skills key to saving lives
Central Western Daily

14 November 2011

Lost in Translation
The Australian
13 left waiting at Wagga Base Hospital
Daily Advertiser

10 November 2011

Pricey plan to ease hospital bottleneck
Illawarra Mercury

9 November 2011

e-Health authority defends work record
The Australian
Jillian Skinner deflects blame for Wollongong Hospital
Illawarra Mercury

8 November 2011

Worst ambulance trolley block in NSW
Illawarra Mercury
Data reveals long emergency ward wait
ABC Online
Coast's hospital delays amongst worst in state
ABC Online
Union accused of letting down junior doctors
ABC news

7th November 2011

Manly adds options for mental health
Manly Daily

4th November 2011

Patients still waiting despite $2.7bn 'fix'
The Australian
More power to Base
Goulburn Post
Waiting times on rise, bed numbers drop
Western Advocate

2 November 2011

Skinner offers hospital funding assurances
ABC News
Safety fears at Muswellbrook hospital
Newcastle Herald

31st October 2011

NSW GP named top rural doctor
ABC Local
Pambula Hospital lobby group advertises for recruits
ABC Online
Qantas grounding putting 'lives at risk'
ABC News

30 October 2011

Motorbike medics to hit the streets
Sunday Herald Sun – Melbourne

29 October 2011

NSW ambulance officers demand local control at Morisset station
ABC Online

28th October 2011

Abuse and assault rife within NSW health: survey
ABC News
Year end target for wait times at beaches hospitals
The Manly Daily
NSW hospitals dominate national infection list
ABC Online

27th October 2011

Hospital edges closer to reality
Byron Shire News
Ambos rally on triple-0 delays
Newcastle Herald

26th October 2011

Walgett Hospital bed closure fears aired
ABC Online
Bombala and Delegate urged to share views on how our health needs can best be met
Bombala Times
Riverina misses out on new youth mental health centres
ABC Online

25th October 2011

Doubt cast over hospital longevity
ABC Online
Ambulance service downplays baby transfer fears
ABC Online
New NSW hospital bed figures questioned
ABC Online
Hospitals to avoid using dangerous hold on patients
Sydney Morning Herald

24th October 2011

Planning starts for new Cobar hospital
ABC Online

21st October 2011

NSW town fights to keep hospital service
Herald Sun

20th October 2011

Union demands ends to paramedics shortage
ABC Online
Get Mental Health facility
Daily Examiner

19th October 2011

Govt slow to protect Sydney nurses: Labor
Sydney Morning Herald

18th October 2011

The state of emergency
Sydney Morning Herald

17th October 2011

Government unveils $670m of health grants
The Australian

27th May 2011

Urgent product safety warning on magnets in toys

Department of Fair Trading Media Release

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