The Health News – 10 August 2016

Overview:
• Two months after a damning review into the death of a baby and the serious injury of three others at a Central Queensland hospital,  implemented. The report found a poor workplace culture, inadequate staffing and improper clinical training led to incidents at the Rockhampton Base Hospital.

• The Garden of Memories, on the corner of Warwick and Elizabeth streets, was opened in April this year. Kate Grady from Guide Dogs Tasmania said five of the 22 tags were removed from the water feature last Friday. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Guide Dogs Tasmania.

• The Queensland Country Women’s Association (QWCA) is overhauling its tried and true recipes to “smuggle” more fruit and vegetables to help the state’s overweight rural communities. The new treats were tested at the Ekka today and will be included in what is believed to be the CWA’s first health-focused cook book, to be released by Christmas.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the  10th of August 2016. Read by Rebecca Foster. Health News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-09/rockhampton-hospital-review-baby-death-recommendations-progress/7703592

Two months after a damning review into the death of a baby and the serious injury of three others at a Central Queensland hospital, less than half of the recommendations have been implemented.

The report found a poor workplace culture, inadequate staffing and improper clinical training led to incidents at the Rockhampton Base Hospital.

The report made 35 recommendations including the need for improved training and management as well as more staff on shift.

Two months after its release, 14 of the recommendations have been implemented, with the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service saying they were on track to implement all [the] recommendations by the end of the year.

Maternity Choices Australia president Leah Hardiman believed women were now receiving better care, despite the rate of progress.

“It matters what has been done, and I think the priorities have been done right,” she said.

“We are definitely hearing that changes are happening.

“I think one of the biggest indicators of that is the return of the midwifery group practise and I have been assured by the hospital and health service that will only be increasing.

“They have assured us that processes have been put in place to make sure communication is better in the future.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-09/memorial-guide-dog-tags-taken-from-hobart-garden/7702660

The theft of dog tags from a memorial garden to guide dogs in Hobart has left its creators deeply saddened.

The Garden of Memories, on the corner of Warwick and Elizabeth streets, was opened in April this year.

Kate Grady from Guide Dogs Tasmania said five of the 22 tags were removed from the water feature last Friday.

“It staggers us that anyone in the community would want to remove these tags, as their only purpose is to honour deceased guide dogs,” she said.

“If they are returned to our office anonymously we would be extremely grateful, no questions asked.”

Ms Grady said the garden was established to give owners a place to remember their dogs and a small ceremony is held at the Garden of Memories to scatter the ashes and place a new tag each time a Tasmanian guide dog dies.

“This is extremely disappointing, the garden is a beautiful place for all people, especially blind and vision impaired Tasmanians, to reflect on the wonderful service of guide dogs,” she said.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Guide Dogs Tasmania.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/cwa-country-womens-association-reworks-classic-recipes-obesity/7698484

The Queensland Country Women’s Association (QWCA) is overhauling its tried and true recipes to “smuggle in” more fruit and vegetables to help the state’s overweight rural communities.

The organisation has released its healthy catering guidelines to encourage members to make healthy changes at home and when catering.

A brownie mixed with cannellini beans is one of the re-imagined classics, so too is the pink lemonade slice — chock-full of raspberries and lemon zest, of course.

Some of the other re-worked recipes include pumpkin scones and salt-reduced minestrone.

The new treats were tested at the Ekka today and will be included in what is believed to be the CWA’s first health-focused cook book, to be released by Christmas.

 

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