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21 killed in fire at Russian psychiatric hospital

Posted December 13, 2015 16:31:47

Associated Story: 17 dead as wildfires sweep by means of Siberia
Map: Russian Federation

A fire at a psychiatric hospital in southern Russia has killed 21 folks, the country’s emergencies ministry says.

“Nineteen bodies were located at the web site of the fire, two other folks succumbed to their wounds at the hospital,” a ministry spokesman mentioned.

The hospital building, created of wood, was destroyed by the fire, the spokesman stated.

A further 20 people had been injured.

The fire broke out at the hospital in the village of Alferovka, which lies in the area of Voronezh in the south of the nation.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the blaze.

The fire was the most current tragedy to hit a psychiatric institution in Russia, where outdated Soviet-era infrastructure is still in widespread use and managers often take a lax approach to fire safety.

Scores of individuals also die in house fires every year.

A fire at a psychiatric hospital in north-west Russia in September 2013 left 37 folks dead although one more blaze in April of the very same year killed 38.

In 2009, 156 folks were killed in a nightclub fire in the city of Perm, 1,200 kilometres east of Moscow in one of the deadliest accidents in Russia’s modern day history.


Topics: fires, industrial-fires, russian-federation

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Fumes from suspected drug lab put contractors in hospital

Posted December 11, 2015 16:55:24

Map: Cracow 4719

Electrical contractors have been treated for exposure to fumes and 3 homes evacuated after a suspected illicit drug laboratory was found at a house in Cracow, in Queensland’s Capricornia region.

Police declared an emergency situation following the lab’s discovery by the electrical contractors, who had been later treated at the Theodore Medical Centre.

A 200-metre exclusion zone was set up around the address.

Roads impacted include the intersection of Third and Fourth avenues with the Eidsvold Theodore Road.

Specialist police are travelling from Brisbane to the scene.

Emergency services are in attendance.

Topics: crime, law-crime-and-justice, cracow-4719

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Fears Fremantle Hospital intensive care services to be cut

Posted December 03, 2015 21:04:08

Intensive care services at Fremantle Hospital might be scaled back next year, with Fiona Stanley Hospital to take over management of the smaller sized facility from February.

By producing what it has named the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, the Overall health Department aims to develop a “seamless connection between the two hospitals”.

But the State Opposition believes it will outcome in Fremantle Hospital services, like the ICU, becoming downgraded, and job losses.

West Australian Premier Colin Barnett mentioned no final choice had been created.

“I realize there is some consideration about that, I don’t consider a choice has been made at this stage,” he mentioned.

But Labor Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk stated the alterations in management and prospect of losing solutions were one more blow for the local neighborhood.

“Individuals currently felt the closure of the emergency department extremely keenly,” she said.

“They do really feel that Fremantle, and the Fremantle Hospital is getting neglected by this government.

“You only have to look at the buildings to see that.”

The Well being Division briefed about 500 employees behind closed doors right now, outlining how the smaller hospital would form part of a new Fiona Stanley-led group.

In a statement, the Well being Department mentioned work on streamlining policies and method would “lead to much better patient flow and transfer processes among the internet sites, and a versatile workforce with enhanced clinical rotations and enhanced workforce opportunities”.

Opposition Wellness spokesman Roger Cook said the announcement has designed far more uncertainty for Fremantle Hospital staff.

“The Government has hidden the actual job losses from the staff,” he said.

“We will see these staff go into Christmas now, not understanding the fate, not being aware of the fate of their jobs, not being aware of the fate of their hospital.”

Australian Health-related Association president Michael Gannon said the secrecy that surrounded the adjustments, and the continuing uncertainty more than job cuts, was eroding morale and trust amongst health-related employees.

“The true difficulty we’ve got is that nurses and medical doctors working in South Metro do not trust the Government,” he said.

“They do not trust what the Minister says and the do not trust what the Premier says.

“And that is a really bad spot to be.”

Dr Gannon stated the Government needed to be far more open with staff about its plans for reform and job cuts across the hospital method.

“They want to be there carrying out the job, they want to take care of sufferers, they also want some certainty in their specialist lives,” he mentioned.

Subjects: well being, fremantle-6160

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Minister criticises Perth hospital for moving patient into gym room

Posted November 30, 2015 15:22:14

A choice to location an elderly patient in a gym space at Fiona Stanley Hospital has been described as “unacceptable” by Western Australia’s Wellness Minister Kim Hames.

The elderly patient was moved into a make-shift location in a physiotherapy health club final Monday.

A report published by News Corporation on Sunday mentioned the man, aged in his 70s and suffering acute renal failure, was kept in the fitness center for eight hours and given a handbell to ring if he required assist.

Dr Hames stated any individuals at Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) who were without a area must be transferred to Fremantle Hospital.

Even so he said it was a structural dilemma to do with the reconfiguring of hospital solutions, rather than a systemic a single.

“It is got to do nonetheless with the reconfiguration we’re doing. How we move issues, what we do at Royal Perth, what we do at Fremantle, what we do at Fiona Stanley,” he said.

“We’ve got to get the clinicians working with each other with the administrators in the hospital to be much more active in moving patients across.

“That’s what they have to do for the 4-hour rule [to treat sufferers] anyway. And mostly they do.”

If a minister stepped down from being minister for overall health each and every time anything went wrong with a patient, we wouldn’t have any ministers left.

Kim Hames

Dr Hames mentioned even when beds have been unavailable at Fiona Stanley, medical doctors appeared reluctant to move patients to the below-utilised Fremantle Hospital.

He mentioned that had to modify.

“The physicians really like Fiona Stanley. That’s why they want to say there, they want to be doing every thing there. And to move patients and still have to care for sufferers at an older hospital that isn’t so nicely set out, I believe there’s a bit of reluctance,” he stated.

He acknowledged the issues of managing a higher workload could be to blame for the reluctance to move sufferers.

“It really is added time that they’ve got to put into an currently busy day, but that is what we have to do if we are going to balance across our system,” Dr Hames said.

“It is no very good obtaining more than-utilised beds in one particular region and below-utilised in yet another.”

Hames rejects resignation calls

Dr Hames flatly rejected Opposition claims that the incident was the most current in a string of failures in managing the transition of solutions to FSH, and also dismissed calls for him to resign.

A parliamentary committee report final week levelled severe criticism at the State Government over how services have been managed for the duration of the commissioning of FSH.

The report was particularly vital of the choice to award a $ 4.three billion contract for the delivery of non-clinical services to private contractor Serco.

The Opposition has labelled Dr Hames a element-time minister simply because of his dual portfolios of overall health and tourism.

Nevertheless Dr Hames said while he accepted the performance of hospitals was eventually his duty, he would not be resigning.

“If a minister stepped down from becoming minister for well being every single time some thing went incorrect with a patient, we wouldn’t have any ministers left,” he stated.

“I haven’t heard any person putting up their hand and saying I’d really like to take overall health, simply because everyone knows that its a genuinely hard portfolio.”

Subjects: wellness-policy, overall health-administration, state-parliament, perth-6000

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‘Patients at risk’ in hospital ER diversion trial, AMA says

Posted November 28, 2015 15:53:29

A unit diverting significantly less urgent patients away from Perth hospital emergency rooms has come below fire from senior physicians and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

A trial of the “surge” unit run by St John Ambulance at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is due to end next week, but the AMA fears it may possibly be expanded to other hospitals in a bid to decrease ambulance ramping.

The heads of the emergency departments at Sir Charles Gairdner, Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospitals have warned there will be lethal consequences if that happens.

AMA spokesman Dave Mountain stated patient care was getting compromised.

“Most of these sufferers were coming in already possessing noticed GPs, and having currently observed men and women in the community, so they are going currently to the identical level of care they got in the neighborhood,” he mentioned.

He stated it resulted in delays in patient care.

“Even for the ones that haven’t got significant problems, if they need to come back to an emergency department, their care’s been delayed for four to six hours, and then they just rejoin the identical queue that they should’ve joined in the 1st location,” he said.

He said the units further fragmented health care method services, and fully ignored the underlying dilemma of a lack of capacity to deal with the operate coming into hospitals.

But the WA Wellness Department stated clinical outcomes in 4 cases highlighted as a concern were not impacted by presentation at the surge unit.

In a statement, WA Health said the unit had seen more than 450 individuals since beginning operations in early September 2015.

“A GP, registered nurses and SJAA paramedics at ASCU (surge unit) treat low-acuity sufferers in a protected atmosphere while waiting to be transferred to a hospital when suitable,” the statement said.

“This helps with the smooth flow of ambulances to EDs, reduces ambulance ramping and offers patients with proper care.”

The statement mentioned the trial’s outcomes would be assessed.

“ASCU is a single of a variety of ramping reduction methods introduced by WA Health this year,” it stated.

“Any decision to implement an ASCU in the future will be informed by the assessment, and the efficiency of WA Overall health in relation to realise our commitment to stopping ramping.”

Subjects: health, healthcare-facilities, perth-6000

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Smoking area absent at new Midland hospital

Posted November 27, 2015 21:16:29

A new 307-bed public hospital at Midland, east of Perth, does not provide a designated smoking region for involuntary individuals becoming treated in its mental well being unit.

Even though smoking is banned on hospital grounds across Western Australia, an exemption allows facilities for involuntary patients – these in safe locations who can’t access outside regions alone – to incorporate a designated smoking facility.

However Mental Health Minister Helen Morton has confirmed to the ABC that no such area exists at St John of God Midland Public Hospital, which opened on Tuesday.

Ms Morton acknowledged the situation was not perfect.

“The mental wellness facility is on the fourth floor of that facility and they have been not in a position to designate a smoking area there,” she mentioned.

“It is my preference that, where possible, and where a designated smoking region can be place in location, that involuntary individuals have access to a smoking location.”

She stated there was also an area inside the Frankland Centre at Graylands Hospital for forensic inpatients referred from the courts and prisons, exactly where a designated area was also not capable to be offered.

For some of these individuals cigarettes are one of the only luxuries they have.

Stephen Dawson, WA Opposition

The ABC understands that involuntary patients at most other mental overall health facilities in WA can smoke as they are offered access to a designated location.

The opening of the St John of God Midland Public Hospital coincided with the closure of the run-down Swan District Hospital.

The $ 360 million hospital makes it possible for individuals from Midland and surrounding suburbs to access chemotherapy, coronary and neonatal care closer to house, with out possessing to travel to Perth.

The facility was jointly funded by the WA and Federal governments and delivered under a public-private partnership with Catholic provider, St John of God Well being Care.

The hospital is operated beneath contract by St John of God.

Repair the issue: Opposition

Opposition mental overall health spokesman Stephen Dawson referred to as on Ms Morton to resolve the lack of a designated smoking area, saying it was unfair on involuntary patients getting treated at the new hospital.

“It is extraordinary. This is a goal-constructed facility in a brand new hospital,” he mentioned.

“This is short-sighted. The Government must have foreseen this from the outset and ensured these sufferers, who are in stressful and hard environments since they are ill, have the identical rights as patients do in other hospitals.

“I contact on the Minister to work with her colleague, the Minister for Well being, Kim Hames, to get this dilemma fixed.

“For some of these patients cigarettes are 1 of the only luxuries they have, and patients at this new hospital will not even have access to that.”

The Wellness Department has been contacted for comment.

Subjects: healthcare-facilities, smoking, mental-well being, states-and-territories, midland-6056, perth-6000

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