Adelaide | Doctors, nurses and surgeons are divided over whether a high-speed emergency department process proposed for the New Royal Adelaide Hospital would be safe or dangerous.
An SA Health consultation paper on the process, seen by InDaily, says one senior emergency department clinician – understood to be a senior nurse – would have to decide on patient admission, transfer or discharge in under two minutes.
Triage at the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital takes between three and five minutes. The triage desk is staffed by two registered nurses.
According to the medical officers’ union, the new process, called “Quick Look”, would threaten patient safety.
“I think it’s going to look essentially the same as what we do now (but) there will be much wors Full Story »
Adelaide | Which of these two consensual sex liaisons is illegal: two 16-year-olds or a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old?
If you don’t know the answer then it’s time to download a new phone app called The Naked Truth.
Complex sex laws have prompted the Law Society of SA to pitch a message to teenagers via the Q&A app designed for mobile phones and tablets.
Law Society President Morry Bailes said today the idea to develop “The Naked Truth” came after District Court Judges voiced concerns about teenagers getting entangled in the criminal justice system for naive but innocent behaviour.
“We have seen several teens in SA charged with unlawful sexual intercourse for having sex with their boyfriend or girlfriend,” Bailes said, referring to what are often cal Full Story »
PHILIP WHITE REVIEWS | Whitey has a wallow with the expensive Penfolds trinity poised for release in a fortnight – including the best new Grange in decades.
Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2012
$150; 13.2% alcohol; screw cap; 95+ points
Suddenly the Abrams tank model Yattarna which I really liked, 2011, driven by Gertrude Stein, looks even heavier. In contrast, this is the ’62 Ferrari 250 GTO: the most sought-after, elegant Ferrari of all. The one that went for $US38 million at auction in August. Ultra lightweight/heavy-horsepower business, near the edge yacht designer Ben Lexcen sharpened when he said: “If it won’t break, it’s too heavy.”
Through precise vineyard selection in Tasmania’s Derwent and Coal Valleys, Henty in Victoria, and the Adelaide Hills, Full Story »
REVIEW | A wunderkammer is a collection or chamber of curiosities – and it’s the perfect description of this enchanting show by the Brisbane-based Circa ensemble.
Performed by seven acrobats, Wunderkammer combines elements of circus, vaudeville, cabaret and burlesque in a beautiful, often sexy and humorous tableau.
The show at Her Majesty’s Theatre begins quietly, with a single acrobat (Jessica Connell) spotlit on the dark stage, performing a complex routine with luminescent purple hula-hoops to a soundtrack of gentle piano music. It’s the first of a number of vignettes highlighting the skills of individual artists – others include a trapeze striptease – which hold the audience transfixed.
These segue into routines involving more performers, some of which are like sensual acrob Full Story »