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So far Australian Patients Association has created 9 blog entries.

Elective surgery’s due to restart next week so now’s the time to fix waiting lists once and for all

The near-total shutdown of elective surgery across Australia will end soon, following National Cabinet consideration on Tuesday. The shutdown was imposed to ensure there would be enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses to manage a projected tsunami of COVID-19 patients in our hospitals. But now there is a big backlog of Australians waiting for elective procedures. Elective surgery waiting times are the bane of every state health minister’s life. Better ways to manage such procedures could be a major benefit from the shutdown and restart. But we have to act quickly if we are to change how we manage these wait lists, as federal Health Minister Greg [...]

By |2020-04-23T16:14:36+10:00April 23rd, 2020|Infections, Latest News, Post Slider|

Patients Education Seminar

The Australian Patients Association in conjunction with Adviceline Injury Lawyers will be holding a series of free seminars on medical/legal/patients’ rights issues throughout 2017. We commend these informative lectures, which are being presented free of charge. Students welcome. Venue: Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne Time: 5:30 PM –6:30 PM Upcoming Seminars Thursday 21 June: The patient complaints process This session offers an overview of the possible outcomes of different types of complaints, being direct to hospital, Health Services Commissioner, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and Common Law claims. Thursday 13 September: What are my patients’ rights? Access to information and medical practitioner behaviour guidelines In this session, [...]

By |2018-09-13T07:57:48+10:00December 1st, 2017|Seminars|

Private Health Insurance Information Seminar

The Australian Patients Association, in conjunction with  Medibank,  is delighted to invite you to attend a Private Health Insurance Information Seminar. Venue: Medibank Place, 720 Bourke Street, Docklands, Melbourne Date:        Wednesday, September 27 2017 Time:      5:30 PM –7.00PM Cost:       Free of charge Catering: Afternoon tea (sandwiches, cakes, tea /coffee) to be provided in house Click the link below to book FREE tickets! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-health-insurance-phi-information-seminar-tickets-37080858847 Speakers Hosts:    Medibank – Dr Linda Swan, Chief Medical Officer APA - Stephen Mason, CEO Speaker: Medibank PHI/product specialist Topics to be covered at the Seminar include: How to be an activated health consumer Navigating the health system Choosing the right health cover to meet your needs Getting the best [...]

By |2018-09-28T11:54:02+10:00September 7th, 2017|Seminars|

Patient Education

Order your free ticket online by clicking the link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/patient-education-seminar-tickets-32717714565 The Australian Patients Association in conjunction with Adviceline Injury Lawyers will be holding a series of Seminars on medical/legal/patients’ rights issues throughout 2017.We commend these informative lectures, which are being presented free of charge. Students welcome. Venue: Level 8,555 Bourke Street, Melbourne Time: 5PM --6PM MASTERCLASS TOPICS THURSDAY MARCH 16:   Introduction to patient advocacy and compensable injuries ·         The advisory role of an advocate: the types of information that legal representatives will request from an advocate ·         Compensable injuries: medical negligence,  work-related injuries, traffic accidents and public liability.  What patients need to know early in their treatment THURSDAY JUNE 15: [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:41:02+10:00March 10th, 2017|Latest News, Our Events|

When to seek legal advice?

As an injured person or a relative or friend of someone who has been injured, you may be faced with the dilemma as to when - and in what circumstances - should you seek legal advice. Financial assistance by way of payment of loss of earnings, medical and rehabilitation expenses and some impairment benefits is available under the various statutory and common law schemes which operate throughout Australia. The operation of no-fault schemes and an injured person's right to bring a claim at common law for damages can be quite complex and there are often quite rigorous prerequisites which must be satisfied before a claim can be successfully pursued. [...]

By |2020-04-30T15:42:20+10:00December 12th, 2013|Patient Information|