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Tag: Hunter New England Health

Hunter praised following one new COVID case

In positive news for the region, the Hunter New England Local Health District registered just one new locally-acquired case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Residents urged to do their part amid virus outbreak

Contact tracers “are sparing no effort” to help the Hunter region navigate its way through the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

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...
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