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Tag: Hunter New England Health

Participants wanted for drug trial to slow impact of Alzheimer’s

A new trial is hoping to show the benefits of using an existing drug to manage the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and short-term memory loss. The study will test the use of the...

Hunter researchers trialling treatment for ‘ice’ dependence

In a world-first, Hunter researchers are set to trial a treatment for methamphetamine “ice” dependence using an existing ADHD drug. And, to kick-start their clinical test, they’re hoping to recruit local participants. The LiMA...

John Hunter’s solar plan receives green tick of approval

John Hunter is set to face the biggest solar panel installation of any hospital in Australia under Hunter New England Local Health District's (HNELHD) new plans to become fully carbon and waste...

MP slams Maitland Hospital emergency wait times

If you’ve ever felt frustrated, annoyed or even aggrieved while attending Maitland Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED), then here’s your chance to do something about it. Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison is calling on Lower...

Wet weather creates perfect conditions for an itchy summer

The wet weather forecasted for this summer is set to create a bumper season for mosquitoes, and a University of Newcastle competition has sought solutions to stop the itch.  The Bureau of Meteorology...

Research to improve care for hip surgery patients

Hip fractures pose a major risk of death for people over 50 years of age. However, a new study is hoping to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients after...

Hunter hospitals’ report card improves

A fall in emergency presentations and a rise in people waiting for surgery – the latest Healthcare Quarterly report on the region's hospitals is out today and it presented no surprises,...

Your guide to COVID testing for children under five

There are plenty of places to choose from when getting tested for COVID-19. But did you know, many of them don’t cater for children under five-years-old? All hospitals across the Hunter New England Health...
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