The Health News – 5 May 2014

Overview

  • Australia declared measles-free, Australia is among the first countries in the Western Pacific to be declared measles-free, underlining the effectiveness of the nation’s comprehensive vaccination program.
  • The latest Australian Hospital Statistics 2012-13 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows a continuing decline in public hospital capacity, particularly for patients over 65 who have more hospital treatment than young people.
  • Paul Ramsay has donated to charity the bulk of his $3.3 billion stake in the private hospital company he founded.