The Health News – 30 June 2017

  • More than twenty eight percent of priority 1A ambulance jobs – the most life-threatening category – had a response time over ten minutes in January to March two thousand and seventeen, according to the latest Bureau of Health Information Quarterly report. More than one in three emergency category patients waited longer than fifteen minutes for an ambulance from the time a triple zero call was answered. A total of ninety four point seven per cent of ambulances responding to P1s arrived within half an hour, the report showed.
  • Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been given a one-month racing ban after pleading guilty to taking a banned appetite suppressant. Payne told the inquiry she knew Phentermine was banned on race days but thought it was permitted during trackwork. Once a sample provided by Payne shows the substance has left her system, she can resume trackwork.
  • Health professionals remain at the very top of the Australian public’s regard, according to the latest Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey. The two thousand and seventeen poll revealed nurses, doctors, pharmacists and dentists all rank in the top six professions people trusted the most.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 28th of June 2017. Read by Wayne Bucklar. Health News

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/nsw-ambulance-beat-target-but-more-than-one-in-four-critical-patients-still-wait-too-long-report-20170621-gwvk49.html

More than twenty eight per cent of priority 1A ambulance jobs – the most life-threatening category – had a response time over ten minutes in January to March two thousand and seventeen, according to the latest Bureau of Health Information Quarterly report …

The “emergency” P1 category covered potentially life-threatening cases, including patients who were unconscious, having an acute heart attack or choking.

P1As are the highest priority case in the P1 category – for instance, patients who are not breathing, in cardiac arrest or unconscious and not responding. Paramedics are expected to be at the scene of a P1A within ten minutes.

For the broader P1 category, the median response time was eleven point one minutes.

More than one in three emergency category patients … waited longer than fifteen minutes for an ambulance from the time a triple zero call was answered.

A total of ninety four point seven per cent of ambulances responding to P1s arrived within half an hour, the report showed.

Sydney hospitals have once more reported surging numbers of patients coming through their Emergency Department doors with a record six hundred fifty four thousand one hundred and eighty nine presentations.

On Tuesday the Berejiklian Government announced substantial redevelopements of a slew of NSW Hospitals, including their EDs, including major redevelopments at Prince of Wales, Concord and Campbelltown hospitals in the two thousand and seventeen to two thousand and eighteen budget. Westmead and Nepean hospitals were among several other facilities currently undergoing redevelopments.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-29/michelle-payne-suspended-for-a-month-over-appetite-suppressant/8662106

Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne has been given a one-month racing ban after pleading guilty to taking a banned appetite suppressant.

Payne tested positive to Phentermine at the Swan Hill Cup meeting on June eleven and was stood down from races and trackwork on June twenty three.

She had been prescribed the suppressant after a fall last year, a Racing Victoria stewards inquiry was told.

Payne told the inquiry she knew Phentermine was banned on race days but thought it was permitted during trackwork.

She … said she regretted not making more inquiries about whether she was permitted to take Phentermine.

Once a sample provided by Payne shows the substance has left her system, she can resume trackwork.

https://ama.com.au/ausmed/australians-trust-their-doctors

Health professionals remain at the very top of the Australian public’s regard, according to the latest Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey.

The two thousand and seventeen poll revealed nurses, doctors, pharmacists and dentists all rank in the top six professions people trusted the most.

The survey specifically asked respondents to rate thirty professions in regards to honesty and ethical standards.

Nurses rated the highest at ninety four, which is up two per cent since last year’s survey, and doctors came in second at eighty nine per cent (up three per cent).

They were followed by pharmacists on eighty four per cent (down two per cent), while dentists came in at number six on seventy four per cent (up four per cent).

Ranked between pharmacists and dentists are school teachers and engineers.

Languishing at the bottom of the survey are union leaders, TV reporters, Federal and State MPs, talk-back radio announcers, stockbrokers, insurance brokers and real estate agents.

Taking out the two very last places are advertising people, rating only five per cent, and car salesmen on a mere four per cent.

Sixteen professions decreased in the public’s esteem since last year, twelve professions increased (including doctors and nurses) and two professions remained unchanged.

Chief executive officer of Roy Morgan Research, Michele Levine, said the survey showed that the Australian public retained a high regard for their health professionals – particularly when compared to other professions.

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