Media coverage

Friday May 11

Media release:  MEDICAL EMERGENCIES OCCUR DURING ONE IN 400 AUSTRALIAN FLIGHTS, SAYS NEW STUDY

Safer on a plane than on the street: doctor (news.com.au)
Safer on a plane than on the street: doctor (perthnow.com.au)
Safer on a plane than on the street: doctor (sbs.com.au)
|Safer on a plane than on the street: doctor (newcastleherald.com.au)
Safer on a plane than on the street: doctor (theaustralian.com.au)
Safer on a plane than on the street: doctor (the heraldsun.com.au)

(syndicated to: Victor Harbor Times, Lithgow Mercury, redlandcitybulletin.com.au, The Stawell Times-News, The Armidale Express, Blue Mountains Gazette, Wollondilly Advertiser, Port Macquarie News, Maitland Mercury, Wimmera, Mail Times, St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, The North West Star, The Ararat Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader, Murray Valley Standard, Bunbury Mail, Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, ONE News, Bathurst Western Advocate, Goulburn Post, The Stawell Times-News, The Area News, Daily Liberal, Mandurah Mail, Hawkesbury Gazette, Liverpool Champion, Mudgee Guardian, The Advocate, South Coast Register, Bendigo Advertiser, Central Western Daily, Manning River Times, Illawarra Mercury, Fairfield Champion, The Border Mail, Southern Highland News, Port Lincoln Times, Yahoo! New Zealand, Ballarat Courier, Warrnambool Standard, Newcastle Herald, Bega District News, Tasmanian Examiner, centralnews.com.au, Adelaide Now, Northern Territory News, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin,
Daily Telegraph Australia, Brisbane Courier-Mail, The Mercury, Cairns Post, Townsville Bulletin, Weekly Times Now)

THURSDAY MAY 10

Media release: AUSTRALIAN-LED GLOBAL STUDY UNLOCKS THE SECRET OF IV FLUID TREATMENT FOR MILLIONS OF PATIENTS

Surgery rules are wrong (Herald Sun, page 9)
Saline drip trial shows patients do need fluids (West Australian, page 65)

Drip vital for patient recovery: trial (sbs.com.au)
Drip vital for patient recovery: trial (nz.news.yahoo.com)
Drip vital for patient recovery: trial (au.news.yahoo.com)

Radio interviews with 3AW in Melbourne and 2GB in Sydney for morning news bulletins

Four minute interview on the 3AW Ross and John Breakfast program (the top rating radio program in Victoria)

Media release: NEEDLE PHOBIAS A REAL PAIN FOR MANY

Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (perthnow.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (couriermail.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (adelaidenow.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (heraldsun.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (theaustralian.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (geelongadvertiser.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (goldcoastbulletin.com.au
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (dailytelegraph.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (themercury.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (ntnews.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (townsvillebulletin.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (cairnspost.com.au)
Doctors use hypnosis on needle phobic (weeklytimesnow.com.au)

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Media release: SURGEON LEAGUE TABLES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE AT SCIENTIFIC MEETING

Surgeons under the microscope (Herald Sun page 4)
Surgeon plan probed (Courier Mail, page 2)
Surgeons in spotlight on death rates (The Age, 10)
Check-up on surgeons (Adelaide Advertiser, page 6)
Surgeons ranked by deaths (Northern Territory News, page 6)
Surgeon league tables plan (West Australian, page 65)
Surgeons quit over rankings (Dominion Post, page 1)
Rate your surgeons (Geelong Advertiser, page 11)

Publicly available surgeon death rates lead to some being struck off (Manawatu Standard)
Publicly available surgeon death rates lead to some being struck off (Nelson Mail)
Publicly available surgeon death rates lead to some being struck off (stuff.co.nz)
Publicly available surgeon death rates lead to some being struck off (Southland Times)

Royal Australian College of Surgeons won’t back plans to reveal surgeons’ death rate (heraldsun.com.au)

Surgeons should be forced to reveal patient death rates: UK doctor (brisbanetimes.com.au)
Surgeons should be forced to reveal patient death rates: UK doctor (watoday.com.au)
Surgeons should be forced to reveal patient death rates: UK doctor (canberratimes.com.au)
Surgeons should be forced to reveal patient death rates: UK doctor (smh.com.au)
Surgeons should be forced to reveal patient death rates: UK doctor (theage.com.au)
Surgeons’ league tables in the spotlight (news.com.au)
Surgeons’ league tables in the spotlight (theaustralian.com.au)
Surgeon league tables under the microscope (nz.news.yahoo.com)
Surgeon league tables under the microscope (au.yahoo.com.au

(syndicated to the Northern Territory News, Brisbane Courier-Mail, The Mercury, Townsville Bulletin, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Weekly Times Now, Cairns Post, Herald Sun, Adelaide Now)

Media release: ANZCA JOINS GLOBAL PATIENT SAFETY FOUNDATION

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists joins patient safety movement foundation (businesswire.com)

WEDNESDAY MAY 9

Media release: SPECIALIST REVEALS CHALLENGES OF TREATING AUSTRALIA’S MOST OBESE PATIENTS

Weighty issues (Herald Sun, page 5)
Weighting lists cause for concern (Courier Mail, page 25)
Where obese is the norm (The Dominion Post, page 6)
Obese patients cautioned against surgeries (The Age, page 2)
Obese patients cautioned against surgeries (theage.com.au)
Obese patients cautioned against surgeries (smh.com.au)
Obese patients cautioned against surgeries due to risk (Sydney Morning Herald, page 12)
Hospitals obesity warning (Hobart Mercury, page 3)

Media release: DOES ANAESTHESIA AFFECT MY BABY’S BRAIN?

Kids’ surgery relief (Herald Sun, page 13)
Doctors move to ease fears over anaesthesia (nz.news.yahoo.com)
Doctors move to ease fears over anaesthesia (au.news.yahoo.com)
Doctors move to ease fears over anaesthesia  (sbs.com.au)

Study examines whether general anaesthetic has an impact on children’s development (adelaidenow.com)
Study examines whether general anaesthetic has an impact on children’s development (heraldsun.com)
Kids safe in surgery, docs say (Geelong Advertiser, page 10)

Call to end futile treatment of frail, elderly patients (Dominion Post, page 8)

Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (news.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (perthnow.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (theaustralian.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (geelongadvertiser.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (goldcoastbulletin.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (weeklytimesnow.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (newcastleherald.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert (cairnspost.com.au)
Age-related frailty is not curable: expert  (dailytelegraph.com.au)|
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Ballarat Courier, The Border Mail, Northern Territory News, Port Lincoln Times, Daily Liberal, Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, Bendigo Advertiser, Warrnambool Standard,Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, Port Lincoln Times, The Stawell Times-News, Mandurah Mail, South Coast Register, The Advocate, Southern Highland News, centralnews.com.au, Port Macquarie News, Mudgee Guardian, Bathurst Western Advocate, St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Northern Daily Leader, Camden Advertiser, Liverpool Champion, Tasmanian Examiner, Fairfield Champion, Bega District News, Illawarra Mercury, Lithgow Mercury, Blue Mountains Gazette, Central Western Daily, Hawkesbury Gazette, redlandcitybulletin.com.au, Ballarat Courier)

TUESDAY MAY 8

Media release: DOCTOR STRESS, BURNOUT AND HOSPITAL ROSTERS ON AGENDA OF KEY     MEDICAL CONFERENCE

Australian surgeons, anaesthetist gathering highlights increased risk of suicide for burnt out    doctors (heraldsun.com.au)
Doctors facing suicide risk (Herald Sun, page 2)
Doctors facing burnout (Daily Telegraph, page 11)
Dire warning over doctor burnout (Hobart Mercury, page 10)
Doctor suicide risk (Northern Territory News, page 2)

It’s war of the wards (Courier-Mail, page 1)

Hospitals ‘on notice’ as anaesthetists and surgeons complain of burnout (stuff.co.nz)
Hospitals ‘on notice’ as anaesthetists and surgeons complain of burnout (Manawatu Standard)
Hospitals ‘on notice’ as anaesthetists and surgeons complain of burnout (Timaru Herald)


Hospitals on notice about doctor burnout (sbs.com.au)
Hospitals on notice about doctor burnout (news.com.au)

Hospitals on notice about doctor burnout (The Border Mail)
Hospitals on notice about doctor burnout (Courier-Mail)
Hospitals on notice about doctor burnout  (The Australian)
Hospitals on notice about doctor burnout (Illawarra Mercury)

(and syndicated to Ballarat Courier, Bega District News, Adelaide Now, Northern Territory News, Central Western Daily, Hawkesbury Gazette, Bendigo Advertiser, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Warrnambool Standard, Lithgow Mercury, Fairfield Champion, Tasmanian Examiner, redlandcitybulletin.com.au, Daily Telegraph Australia, Blue Mountains Gazette, The Mercury, Townsville Bulletin, Cairns Post, Weekly Times Now, Newcastle Herald, Yahoo! New Zealand, South Coast Register, Liverpool Champion, The North West Star, Murray Valley Standard, Goulburn Post, Port Lincoln Times, Wollondilly Advertiser, The Area News, The Advocate, Wimmera Mail Times, Mandurah Mail, Mudgee Guardian, Maitland Mercury, The Stawell Times-News, Northern Daily Leader, Southern Highland News, Daily Liberal, The Ararat Advertiser, Victor Harbor Times, Port Macquarie News, Bathurst Western Advocate, The Armidale Express, St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, Bunbury Mail, Manning River Times, Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser, Camden Advertiser)

Surgery patients hoarding pills (The Sydney Morning Herald, page 11)
Overuse of opioids a trap after surgery (The Age, page 3)

Surgery patients are hoarding excess strong painkillers: study (The Age)
Surgery patients are hoarding excess strong painkillers: study (Sydney Morning Herald)
Surgery patients are hoarding excess strong painkillers: study (Canberra Times)
Surgery patients are hoarding excess strong painkillers: study (Brisbane Times)

Media release: HEADACHES AFFECT ONE IN 150 WOMEN AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN   EPIDURALS

Childbirth a pain for mums (Herald Sun, page 5)
Pain of childbirth for mums (Hobart Mercury, page 10)
Better research to help ease epidural headaches (Courier Mail, page 7)
One in 150 women experience headaches after epidurals (MIX-FM Adelaide 6pm)

ICU specialist says up to a third of end-of-life treatments are futile (stuff.co.nz)

ICU  specialist says up to a third of end of life treatments are futile (Timaru Herald)

MONDAY MAY 7

Media release: BREAKTHROUGH BLOOD TEST REVEALS COLOR OF CHRONIC PAIN

Pain tests in living colour (Daily Telegraph, page 12)

Innovative tests gauges patient’s pain as colour (Courier-Mail, page 8)

Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (news.com.au)

New test looks at “colour of pain” to detect severity (news.com.au)

Breakthrough blood test reveals colour of chronic pain (nzdoctor.co.nz)

Breakthrough blood test reveals colour of chronic pain (adelaidenow.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (geelongadvertiser.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (weeklytimesnow.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (cairnspost.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (themercury.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (ntnews.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (heraldsun.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (townsvillebulletin.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (dailytelegraph.com.au)
Breakthrough blood test set to help doctors diagnose chronic pain (couriermail.com.au)

SUNDAY MAY 6

Media release: BREAKTHROUGH BLOOD TEST REVEALS COLOR OF CHRONIC PAIN

Breakthrough test reveals pain in colour  (9news.com.au TV news report)
Breakthrough test reveals pain in colour (9news.com.au)

New Zealand doctors could be able to make much faster and cheaper diagnosis of chronic pain in the near future(Newstalk ZB Wellington 4pm news, syndicated to Christchurch, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Nelson, Whangaeri, Rotorua, Southland, Taranaki, Tauranga, Waikato, Auckland)

New Zealand doctors could be able to make much faster and cheaper diagnosis of chronic pain in the near future (Radio LIVE Wellington 3pm news, syndicated to Christchurch, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Nelson, Whangaeri, Rotorua, Southland, Taranaki, Tauranga, Waikato, Auckland)

New Zealand doctors could be able to make much faster and cheaper diagnosis of chronic pain in the near future (Radio LIVE Wellington 7am news, syndicated to Christchurch, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Nelson, Whangaeri, Rotorua, Southland, Taranaki, Tauranga, Waikato, Auckland)

Breakthrough test reveals pain in colour (au.news.yahoo.com)

Breakthrough test reveals pain in colour (sbs.com.au)
Breakthrough test reveals pain in colour (nz.news.yahoo.com)

World first test reveals chronic pain in colours (nz.news.yahoo.com)

SATURDAY MAY 5

Media release: SPACE EXPLORATION OR CATCHING A WAVE: KIDS TAKE CHARGE OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN HOSPITALS

How virtual reality could make surgery better for kids (Radio National Breakfast, Fran Kelly, May 8)

Kids out of this world (Herald Sun May 5 page 11)

Happy ops no fantasy (Daily Telegraph May 5 page 15)

Young patients to get a dose of reality in future operations (heraldsun.com.au)