Every day, all over Australia patients that have been treated in Emergency Departments (ED's) and need admitting to hospital are moved out into ED corridors because there are no ward beds available. Nationally, emergency department waiting times are steadily rising. A recent report (pdf) released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that … Continue reading Emergency department overcrowding. Why is my bed in a corridor?
The Australian population is ageing. In 2017, fifteen percent of Australians were aged 65 yrs or more. That is 3.8 million people. And this is expected to rise to twenty-two percent by 2057. A growing number of these people will require ongoing care in an aged care facility. But the truth is, the numbers of registered and … Continue reading Who cares about aged care?