Dexaprine XR Green Apple recalled

ACT Health advises that King Sports Industries Pty Ltd has recalled a caffeinated beverage product known as Dexaprine XR because it contains prohibited levels...

Emergency Department logs its busiest day ever

ACT Health Director-General, Dr Peggy Brown, says the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department saw its busiest day ever on record yesterday with a total of...

Cross border surgery deal

NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner and Simon Corbell have announced a new partnership to provide local surgical services for NSW patients who are...

Hospital statistics terrible according to Hanson

LIBERAL Leader Jeremy Hanson has been scathing of the ACT's performance in the latest AIHW Hospital statistics. “The AIHW report states that the percentage of...

Nicole Feely to run ACT Health

ANDREW Barr and Simon Corbell have announced the appointment of KPMG's Nicole Feely to be the Director General of ACT Health. Nicole is the Lead...

Mental Health / When the carer starts to lose it

HEIKE HAHNER looks at an emerging mental problem among the caring professions – compassion fatigue

Free public Wi-Fi for health care facilities

KATY Gallagher's love of free wifi marches on with news she's rolling it out across Canberra's hospitals and health centres. The Chief Minister has announced...

Playgrounds going smoke free

MEEGAN Fitzharris says public playgrounds and play spaces in the ACT will be smoke-free as of tomorrow, Wednesday September 7. "The declaration of these new...

Liberals promise funds for indigenous health

ANDREW Wall says the Canberra Liberals have today committed $1.8 million for 10 new social workers to boost frontline service delivery at Winnunga Nimmityjah...

Real time data on the Emergency Department now available online

CHIEF Minister Gallagher has announced real time data from Canberra's emergency rooms is now available online. “The website shows real time data about the current...

Peggy Brown moving on from ACT Health.

SIMON Corbell has thanked the outgoing Director General of ACT Health, Dr Peggy Brown, for her many years of distinguished service to the people...

Chief Health Officer warns to stay off the melons

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly is advising Canberrans not to consume rockmelon if they are unsure of the supplier. This follows confirmation...

Labor’s plans to harvest more organs

ANDREW Barr says ACT Labor will make it as easy as possible to sign up to be an organ donor, by removing key hurdles...

You’re more likely to have a heart attack today

THE Heart Foundation are warning that you're more likely to have a heart attack on a Monday. But which ever day it strikes fast treatment...

Jenna’s taking it to the limit

By Lorna Morris

Between gastro and flu the Chief Health Officer wants you to stay home

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly, is urging Canberrans to stay home from work and to keep their families at home from childcare...

Healthy Eating / Resolve to change your food environment

IN Australia we live in an "obesogenic society". The structure of our food systems and lifestyles make it very easy to gain weight and...

Bollywood dancing workout

Bollywood dancing is great fun for people of all cultural backgrounds and it’s taking off in Canberra.

Fitting in those essential serves

WE all know we’re supposed to eat our fruit and veggies each day, but so many of us find it hard to fit in...

Now you can check to see how good the air in Canberra is online

DIRECTOR-GENERAL of ACT Health, Dr Peggy Brown, as launched a new Air Quality Index to let the ACT community to see air quality data...

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