Category: Health

Feb 07

Professor Tom Reeve

“I don’t believe the public realises what an enormous resource a hospital like the Royal North Shore is, This place should be coddled and cared for. (1)” #helpSaveRNSH Tom Reeve was the first Professor of Surgery at RNSH. The photo is of Tom at the Save RNSH rally in 2011. (1) Boson, Mary. 1989. “Australia’s …

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Feb 04

Mr Abbott would you sell our teaching hospitals to pay for your budget cuts?

“Despite promising before the election not to cut money for health, the Coalition will dramatically shrink the Commonwealth’s share of hospital funding, cutting its annual contribution by $15billion by 2024, with the deepest cuts beginning in 2017.” There is currently a proposal to sell the best real estate on the RNS Hospital campus #helpsaveRNSH to …

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Feb 03

We’ve never been a country that’s ripped off generations to pay for today …

“We’ve never been a country that’s ripped off generations to pay for today. And under my government, we never will.” — If this is the case, why in the Prime Ministers own electorate, is the campus of his communities Teaching/Referral hospital being sold to pay for the hospital redevelopment. The money generated would pay for …

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Feb 03

Stephen Hawking: NHS Is Britain’s Finest Public Service and Must Be Preserved from Commercial Interests.

Australian politicians are just as bad. The Prime Minister (Tony Abbot), Treasurer (Joe Hocking), NSW Premier (Mike Baird), NSW Health Minister (Jillian Skinner), are allowing their communities major referral hospitals campus to be sold to commercial interests (http://save.rnsh.org). A short term financial gain, that would pay for the  operating costs of a major teaching hospital for …

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Feb 03

How to Measure a Medical Treatment’s Potential for Harm

Carroll, Aaron E., and Austin Frakt. 2015. “How to Measure a Medical Treatment’s Potential for Harm.” The New York Times, February 2. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/upshot/how-to-measure-a-medical-treatments-potential-for-harm.html.

Jan 15

Green space, urbanity, and health: how strong is the relation?

“This research shows that the percentage of green space in people’s living environment has a positive association with the perceived general health of residents. Green space seems to be more than just a luxury … ” (See Link)

Jan 11

Help SaveRNSH – YOU CAN HelpSaveRNSH

Please consider making an appointment to meet with your local politician. It is DIFFICULT to understand how, in a democracy, our political representatives have become so out of touch with the wishes of their constituents. Ask them to review the thousands of comments on our page and consider “liking”  — Help Save Royal North Shore …

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Jan 09

Help SaveRNSH – For a century

For a century RNS has been looking after families from all across the state. It is a referral centre for 1:6 of the NSW population. They are proposing to sell our best land. Within 50 metres of rail infrastructure. Once the land is sold it is lost forever … ‪#‎helpSaveRNSH‬

Jan 06

Help SaveRNSH – The CSB

The Clinical Services Building was built because the original hospital redevelopment was inadequate, with too few beds and inadequate provision for essential services. The only reason it COULD be built was because the original decision to sell 30% of the campus was reversed. The CSB was built on land that was originally planned to be …

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Jan 04

Help SaveRNSH

Metropolitan Sydney is likely to resemble Shanghai/New York in 5-10 yrs time, the technology to build affordable very high density residential accommodation is now available and it is changing the face of the city. We need to retain RNSH campus land, it is a vital part of the infrastructure that will support that growth. If …

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