RNSH staff unite in last ditch attempt to counter flawed redevelopment plans

All quiet on the Labor front today, despite an unprecedented move by the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) Medical Staff Council (MSC) to put the current ‘bed block bedlam’ to rest.  The 350-strong RNSH MSC convened a meeting today to bolster their opposition to the NSW government’s grossly under-funded and exceedingly flawed hospital redevelopment.  Dr…

Staff uniting to combat ‘bed block bedlam’ at RNSH

The 350-strong membership of the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) Medical Staff Council (MSC) convened an extraordinary staff meeting today (Wednesday, March 16) to oppose the New South Wales government’s grossly under-funded and exceedingly flawed hospital redevelopment plans. With the NSW election now only 10 days away, the MSC held a staff meeting that attracted…

Staff uniting to combat ‘bed block bedlam’ at RNSH

The 350-strong membership of the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) Medical Staff Council (MSC) will bolster its opposition to the New South Wales government’s grossly under-funded and exceedingly flawed hospital redevelopment plans tomorrow (Wednesday, March 16), at an extraordinary staff meeting to be held in the Kolling Institute auditorium at 1pm. With the NSW election…

Shortcuts to a leaner future: surgical solutions to mild cases of obesity are on the rise

HEALTH product giant Allergan has announced it will follow Australia’s lead and market its stomach-shrinking Lap-Band to US doctors treating people at the low end of the obesity scale. Until now, US physicians used the surgically implanted device only for seriously obese people, although it has been used for more than a decade to treat…

Newborns suffering from ultra-rare and fatal genetic disorder now have chance at life

Newborns with the ultra-rare and fatal genetic disorder – molybdenum cofactor deficiency (MoCD) Type A – now have a chance at life after Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. purchased the assets and patents from Orphatec Pharmaceuticals GmbH, in order to accelerate the development of an investigational therapy to cure the fatal disorder.  MoCD Type A is characterised…

Buyer beware

Ask questions before you buy  The Team VIVA! ladies love to bag a bargain (shoes seem to be a common weakness) and we pride ourselves on spotting a sale a mile away! Needless to say, we were surprised to learn  that nearly two-thirds (38 per cent) of generic medicines are actually no cheaper than their…

Future of NSW residents’ health under threat

Team VIVA! were shocked to hear about the NSW Government’s plans to sell off sections of the Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) campus. VIVA! HQ is located in Chatswood, making RNSH our local hospital, should anything dire ever happen (touch wood). The idea that significant parcels of land are earmarked for sale has both shocked…

VIVA!’s mission

Team VIVA! never rests! In our few moments of downtime we’ve updated our mission: We are passionate, professional and independent health and wellness communication specialists working in a dynamic and vibrant team environment, who thrive on delivering strategic, creative and award-winning counsel.

Clinching the Nowra title

With the launch of the “I Support Women in Sport” campaign, we thought it would be fitting to promote VIVA!’s very own woman in sport, Tara Prowse, and her latest win on the Triathlon NSW Pro Tour circuit. Tara amazes us every day with her dedication to Triathlons, getting up before the sun to either…

2011 New Year resolutions for team VIVA!

We at VIVA! are determined to keep our new year resolutions and are enlisting you all to keep us on the straight and narrow. The aim of the game is to make our resolutions public and provide a few updates on our progress throughout the year in the hope that we will stick to our…