Category Archive: News

Jan 16

Why the Islamic world needs a new ‘golden age’


“The Muslim world’s past contributions to science and education were extraordinary. The Islamic “golden age” – during which scholarship and learning flourished across the Muslim world – lasted many centuries, and included the establishment of the world’s first universities. Today, however, Muslim-majority countries lag well behind the rest of the world in terms of education …

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Jan 06

China closing coal mines in its own country and mining the Liverpool Plains


The state government has approved the Shenhua coal mine in the Liverpool Plains, which is perhaps the most productive agricultural land in the country (1). At the same time, the Chinese government plans to halt coal mining approvals in its country and close a thousand mines that are already in production (2).  Bob Hawkes 1988 …

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Jan 21

The Isbister family – serving the RNSH community for more than a century – Jan 21, 2015

Prof James Isbister AM’s century-long, familial tie to Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) is the stuff of legends. In 1900, his grandfather, also Dr James Isbister, a medical graduate from Adelaide University, became Australia’s first graduate to be appointed to RNSH. Working in general surgery and specialising in gynaecology and obstetrics, Dr Isbister treated a …

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Jan 21

How will you show your support to #helpsaveRNSH? – Jan 21, 2015

Emergency Physician at RNSH, Dr Justin Bowra, has lent his support to #helpsaveRNSH by growing a beard to vent his opposition to the hospital’s land divestment. Watch this short video below during which he asks how you will show your support to #helpsaveRNSH. Justin video for Web

Jan 08

Our politicians need to Explain …

    It’s time to make an appointment to meet with our local politicians and ask them to PLEASE EXPLAIN what’s happening. Why are they planning to divest one of NSW Health’s most accessible pieces of real estate, to generate a sum of money that would only run a major referral centre like RNS for …

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Jan 07

Please continue lending your support to #helpsaveRNSH in 2015 – Jan 7, 2015

In 2015, we continue calling on all members of the RNSH community to lend their voices to #helpsaveRNSH. The number of petition signatures to date has reached 16,409, and is still growing. In 2015, we ask that we keep up the momentum and ensure that the land in Zone 8 of RNSH remains with the hospital …

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Dec 23

RNSH senior doctors pass motion of ‘no confidence’ in Local Area Health District Board regarding land divestment – Tues, Dec 23, 2014

Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) senior medical staff have passed a motion of no confidence in the conduct of the North Sydney Local Health District (LHD) Board regarding their handling of the recently announced plan for hospital land divestment. In an extraordinary meeting of the Medical Staff Council (MSC) to vote on a motion of …

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Dec 15

RNSH Medical Staff Council moves motion of no confidence in LHD Board – December 15, 2014

At the latest meeting of the RNSH Medical Staff Council (MSC), a motion of no confidence in the LHD Board was proposed by the clinician representatives of the Master Planning Executive Working Group (MEWG), which was subsequently supported by the Executive of the MSC. Given the item was not on the meeting’s agenda, a vote …

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Dec 10

Opening of the Clinical Services Building – Save RNSH 2014

Dr Richard Piper, Staff Specialist in Intensive Care, RNSH has composed the following video for the opening of RNSH’s Clinical Services Building this Friday, December, 12 “In 2011, NSW Health was planning to divest more than 30 per cent of the RNSH campus. They were about to destroy one of the major teaching hospitals …

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Dec 04

Margaret Stewart, volunteer, Breast Screen, RNSH

Margaret Stewart, who has been volunteering for Breast Screen, RNSH for the past two years, shares her thoughts on the NSW government’s planned divestment of RNSH. “I have a passion for RNSH for my dear husband was born at the hospital in 1929. “I am very much against the sale of RNSH campus land. I’m …

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