Home Affairs using hospitals, aged care homes as ‘alternative places of detention’

Seventeen makeshift immigration detention centres – including suburban hotels and aged care homes – are being used by the Department of Home Affairs in a system refugee advocates say is mired in secrecy. The makeshift detention centres include hotel and apartment-style accommodation – such as the Park Hotel in Melbourne and Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments – as […]

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NHS hospitals in England 'cut operations by a QUARTER in January'

NHS hospitals in England cut routine operations by a QUARTER in January as number of coronavirus inpatients soared at the height of second wave, leaked data shows Leaked NHS figures showed 23,000 fewer operations were done in January  And separate data showed 103,491 patients needed to be seen in a month Hospitalisations from the virus surged in late December, official […]

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Covid death rate in hospitals HALVES as less than 15 per cent of patients die from deadly bug, new figures reveal

THE coronavirus death rate in hospitals has halved since the start of the pandemic, new figures reveal. Fewer than 15 per cent of patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 since the start of September have died from the bug – compared with just under 30 per cent during the spring. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & […]

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NYC hospitals chief eyes bonuses for hero nurses, doctors

New York City’s public hospitals chief wants to provide bonuses to front-line “hero” medical workers who are risking their own health to save the lives of patients suffering from the coronavirus. “We’re trying to figure out how to give people bonuses for their hard work,” Dr. Mitchell Katz, president/CEO of Health + Hospitals, which oversees the city’s 11 public hospitals, […]

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