Adelaide | Medical staff are threatened with violence several times a day at the Lyell McEwin Emergency Department, the doctors’ union says.
“It’s an event that occurs many times a day, every day; duress alarms activated, security guards called,” said South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association (SASMOA) spokesperson and Lyell McEwin senior emergency doctor, David Pope.
The advocate for mental health patients in hospitals contacted Health Minister Jack Snelling during the past two weeks to express concerns about booming demand from mental health patients at all of the state’s hospitals, and how this can lead to violent incidents.
Principal Community Visitor Maurice Corcoran told InDaily this morning there was a strong correlation between a mental h Full Story »
Comment | The State Government’s pleas for positive vibes about South Australia’s future would have a lot more credibility if its senior members didn’t flick the switch to partisan negativity so easily.
State Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis yesterday used his favourite avenue – Twitter – to have a crack at an InDaily journalist over a robustly argued article we published which contained some dire warnings about our state’s economic future.
Curiously, the journalist who copped Koutsantonis’s ire – business editor Kevin Naughton – had nothing to do with the article in question (the attack had everything to do with the fact that Naughton once worked for Martin Hamilton-Smith, the former Liberal leader who now, in a delicious irony, sits across Full Story »
This week in The Forager: community support for food producers, where to find a good steak, chef Duncan Welgemoed’s next move and the first taste of Jamie’s Italian.
Just a 20-minute drive across the border from Naracoorte, on the old Edenhope touring route from Adelaide to Melbourne, is a stunning Art Deco weatherboard pub that has been rescued from extinction by a group of local farming families.
The Border Inn Hotel is located in Apsley, a tiny rural community just inside the Victorian border which relies on the services of Naracoorte and Adelaide for its survival.
Eleven couples from both sides of the border decided to purchase the hotel, which had been closed since 2011, in an effort to re-invigorate the community and showcase the produce of the region, includi Full Story »