Admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

Admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

In 2015–16, there were about 10.6 million separations in Australia’s public and private hospitals—about 59% occurred in public hospitals. There were 30 million days of patient care reported for admitted patients—20.2 million in public hospitals and 9.7 million in private hospitals. Between 2011–12 and 2015–16: the number of separations rose by 3.5% on average each year; the number of public patient separations rose by an average of 2.9% each year, compared with 5.5% per year for separations paid for by private health insurance; the median waiting time for elective surgery…

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Wests Tigers release Mitchell Moses to join Parramatta

Wests Tigers release Mitchell Moses to join Parramatta

Posted May 16, 2017 17:25:30 Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses has left the club to an immediate release and will play for the Parramatta Eels until the end of the 2019 season. Moses’ decision means the only one of the Tigers’ so-called “big four” to remain at the club will be Luke Brooks. The Tigers released a short statement on Tuesday confirming they were granting Moses an immediate release from the remainder of his contract. “Wests Tigers thank Mitchell for his contribution while at the club and wish him well…

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Facebook fined $224,000 by French data watchdog

Facebook fined $224,000 by French data watchdog

Posted May 17, 2017 07:54:56 Facebook has been fined 150,000 euros ($224,000) by France’s data protection watchdog for failing to prevent its users’ data being accessed by advertisers. Watchdog CNIL said its fine — which was imposed on both Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland — was part of a wider European investigation also being carried out in Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany into some of Facebook’s practices. The fine is small in the context of the company, which has quarterly revenue of about $US8 billion ($11 billion) and a…

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$1 coalmine brings jobs bonanza

$1 coalmine brings jobs bonanza

Coal remains vital to Queensland’s economy. QUEENSLAND’s oldest open-cut mine is set to reopen next month — creating up to 600 jobs in central Queensland — after its transfer was given final approval. Junior miner TerraCom announced to the ASX today its wholly owned subsidiary Orion Mining was now the mining title holder for Blair Athol coalmine, and would recommence operations in June. TerraCom purchased the mine, near Clermont, for just $1, but the deal includes $79.6 million from the mine’s previous owners, Blair Athol Joint Venture, to be held…

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Man suffers burns in fiery crash

Man suffers burns in fiery crash

A MAN who leapt from his burning vehicle in Mandurah remains in hospital with burns to 30 per cent of his body. media_cameraWitnesses say the man slammed his work van into the back of a stationary vehicle on Pinjarra Road on Monday afternoon, causing his car to burst into flames. Picture: Pauline Song Witnesses say the man slammed his work van into the back of a stationary vehicle on Pinjarra Road on Monday afternoon, causing his car to burst into flames. The 62-year-old driver’s shorts caught fire in the chaos…

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