Adelaide | Some patients overdue for treatment have still not received their surgeries after more than 400 days on the Royal Adelaide Hospital waiting list, InDaily can reveal.
Last week’s list of overdue elective surgeries at the hospital, obtained by InDaily, shows that one patient has been waiting for nearly 550 days for surgery which should have been performed within a year.
Seven other patients who were due to be treated within a year have been waiting more than 400 days.
A further seven patients who were due for surgery within 90 days – most awaiting the removal of prostate cancers – have been waiting for more than 200 days.
The most serious backlogs at the RAH are in the urology and plastics surgical units – each have 35 patients overdue for surgery. T Full Story »
AFL | A formal AFL investigation into the circumstances of dynamic forward Eddie Betts’ now-controversial signing with Adelaide seems unlikely to proceed.
As it stands, there is no formal investigation, however the league will be asking some informal questions of key stakeholders “in the next couple of days”.
AFL spokesman Patrick Keane told InDaily: “We’ll make the inquiry with a couple of people just to find out whether we need to do a proper investigation under our rules.”
There appears no trigger for such an examination.
In 2013, Betts was a restricted free agent, meaning Carlton always had the final right of refusal on his contract. So it would not be possible for him to be “stitched up” by the Crows, without the Blues having the right of veto.
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Companies | Hills Limited has replaced CEO Ted Pretty with the company’s chief operating officer.
Grant Logan will be appointed CEO “with immediate effect”, Hills chairman Jennifer Hill-Ling announced today.
She said the board had “renewed and refined the company’s strategy”.
“After discussing the refined strategy with Ted we have agreed that this is the time for a change in executive leadership,” Hill-Ling said in a statement.
“Ted leaves the company with a strong balance sheet, a simplified business model and the thanks of the board.”
The statement said that “Mr Pretty will receive a termination payment in accordance with his contract”.
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THE FORAGER | In this week’s column: A place to wine and dine before and after the movies, a favourite bakery comes to the city, a TV dinner at Hentley Farm, how to use up excess seasonal produce at the Duke of Brunswick Hotel, locally made coffee pods, and more new eateries and pop-up action.
New food and wine offering for theatre goers
Taking up vacant space either side of the Regal Theatre on Kensington Road, two new food and wine offerings have filled a void for pre and post-theatre dining and refreshments in the eastern suburbs.
Working in tandem, Uxbridge Kitchen does the day shift and Hula Hoop the night-time hours, but both are owned and operated as one family business by Jonathon and Stephanie Hamra* and their three sons Charlie, Max and George.
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