More than five per cent of South Australia’s hospital beds are occupied by patients who no longer need hospital care.
Last week, 149 patients who had already been assessed as ready for discharge were waiting in hospital beds for placement in the aged care sector.
SA Health will meet with aged care providers and advocates this afternoon to discuss the problem.
According to the South Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Association (SASMOA), a lack of supported aged residential care beds in South Australia is a major and growing cause of bed blockage in the hospital system.
“If elderly patients are unable to be discharged into supported aged residential care bed, they remain in the hospital, and this creates bed blockage,” association spokesperson Bernade Full Story »
ADELAIDE | According to the established mythology, Gennaro Contaldo is the man who taught Jamie Oliver everything he knows about cooking.
It’s an appealing story: Oliver, a baby-faced upstart from Essex, finds his way into the kitchens of Antonio Carluccio’s London restaurant as a pastry chef, with the sole aim of learning how to make pasta and bake bread at the feet of Contaldo, back then a quiet legend, known only to those with an inside knowledge of UK dining.
Contaldo teaches him everything; Oliver gets a TV show; the rest is history.
Appealing, but not quite true.
Contaldo, who insists on being interviewed by InDaily from London via “Facetime” (which turns out to be very useful, given his habit of “talking” with gestures), points out that the young Full Story »