Time for an AusCDC 

The COVID-19 crisis has reignited a long-running debate about the need for an Australian Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (AusCDC). The proposal for an AusCDC has been debated for at least the past 33 years.  In 2012, a parliamentary committee on trans-border health threats received submission after submission supporting the creation of an AusCDC, prompting the committee to recommend commissioning an independent review into …

Nursing Staff Tribute

Thank you to all our life-saving and hard-working nurses that have helped to keep our community safe. This year has been… a little different!   We cannot express how much we appreciate our dedicated nurses and healthcare workers for putting their lives on the line every hour, every shift, and every day.   Do you have a great nurse-related story to share? Please feel free to let us know on our …

People with Disabilities Left Behind?

Health and disability organisations are calling on all state and territory governments to ensure people living with intellectual disabilities aren’t overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic.  A targeted strategy for people with intellectual disabilities, similar to the response for the aged-care sector during the pandemic, would include fast-tracked virus testing and quarantine measures.  People with disabilities, and their families, have reported anxiety about being left behind in the pandemic response.   This call was endorsed by the Disability Royal Commission. In the …

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for Health Care Workers

What is a coronavirus and COVID-19? Coronavirus is the name given to a group of viruses that can cause either illness, like the common cold, or can cause more serious diseases, including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). The new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease outbreak is named COVID-19. Coronaviruses can make ...

Leading Service Providers Build Opportunity

Medecs Learning has partnered with leading service providers to deliver The Essentials Program for Organisations, an affordable selection of courses designed to help improve practice through our accessible and flexible online training platform. Courses can now be taken wherever staff are, whenever needed, to provide them opportunities to learn and grow at their own pace. To see how a subscription …