Number of Canadians in hospital with COVID has more than tripled since last year

Number of Canadians in hospital with COVID has more than tripled since last year

Canada’s hospitals are being spared the surges of critically ill COVID patients that defined the first two years of the pandemic, but they are now dealing with a higher baseline number of patients.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The number of people with COVID-19 in Canadian hospitals has more than tripled compared with this time last year, … Read more

Man dead, others in critical condition after car crash on Sturt Highway near Wagga Wagga

Man dead, others in critical condition after car crash on Sturt Highway near Wagga Wagga

A 30-year-old South Australian man has died and multiple other people are in a critical condition after a serious multi-vehicle crash in southern New South Wales. Emergency services were called to the Sturt Highway near Yarragundry, west of Wagga Wagga, about 12:40pm.  Riverina Police District officers attended the scene and found one car carrying two people and another car … Read more

Walk out at Rockhampton Hospital leaves one obstetrician to care for pregnant women in Central Queensland

Walk out at Rockhampton Hospital leaves one obstetrician to care for pregnant women in Central Queensland

Expectant mums in Central Queensland have been left with a single obstetrician after a walkout at Rockhampton Hospital as chronic staff shortages continue to grip the region. Key points: Three specialist obstetricians have resigned from Rockhampton Hospital amid staffing shortages and burnout  The National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says the situation is now a “health emergency”  AMAQ president … Read more

Boy, 6, dies in single-car crash near Moulamein in NSW Murray River region

Boy, 6, dies in single-car crash near Moulamein in NSW Murray River region

A child has died and a second is in hospital after a single-vehicle crash near the New South Wales-Victorian border.  Key points: The six-year-old boy died at the scene and a four-year-old was flown to hospital in Melbourne The driver, a 31-year-old man, was taken to hospital for mandatory testing Police are investigating the cause of … Read more

17,000 NYC nurses authorize to strike if contract negotations are not reached with hospitals like Montefiore, Mount Sinai

17,000 NYC nurses authorize to strike if contract negotations are not reached with hospitals like Montefiore, Mount Sinai

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City hospitals are not immune from the crush of inflation and the nurses union has authorize a strike for the new year if contract negotiations are not finalized. Over 17,000 nurses at 12 hospitals including Montefiore, Mount Sinai and NewYork-Presbyterian have contracts expiring December 31 with no new … Read more

Tori Spelling is hospitalized over ‘hard time breathing,’ dizziness

Tori Spelling is hospitalized over ‘hard time breathing,’ dizziness

Tori Spelling is in the hospital while having a “hard time breathing.” The actress shared a since-deleted Instagram Story selfie from a hospital bed on Wednesday, flashing a peace sign and smiling at the camera. “Here I am in [the] hospital since late last night,” the “BH90210” alum, 49, wrote (via Us Weekly). The “Messyness” … Read more

Woman dies after violent assault along Darwin’s nightlife strip

Woman dies after violent assault along Darwin’s nightlife strip

A 28-year-old woman has died overnight after a violent incident on Darwin’s popular nightlife strip, according to Northern Territory police. Key points: Two women were taken to hospital last night after an assault on Darwin’s Mitchell Street A 28-year-old woman has died, while another, 33, remains in a stable condition NT Police say a 31-year-old woman is in custody About … Read more

Ill Londoners not at risk of dying ‘should make own way to hospital on ambulance strike day’

Ill Londoners not at risk of dying ‘should make own way to hospital on ambulance strike day’

I ll Londoners without a life-threatening condition are urged to make their own way to hospital when ambulance workers strike on Wednesday. Members of union Unison at London Ambulance Service (LAS) are to join others across England and Wales as they walk out for 12 hours between midday and midnight on Wednesday in a dispute … Read more

Tulse Hill: Man, 25, injured in second shooting in as many days in south London neighbourhood

Tulse Hill: Man, 25, injured in second shooting in as many days in south London neighbourhood

A 25-year-old man is in hospital after the second shooting in three days on the same south-west London street. The victim is described as being in a serious condition after the shooting took place on Tulse Hill at 11pm on Sunday. It came after another man, in his 20s, suffered gunshot wounds as he stood … Read more

Nationals MP Michael McCormack describes kava-drinking ordeal that left him ‘cross-eyed’ in hospital

Nationals MP Michael McCormack describes kava-drinking ordeal that left him ‘cross-eyed’ in hospital

Former deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has revealed he drank five bowls of kava in Vanuatu a day before downing a more potent Micronesian version of the traditional Pacific drink, forcing him to hospital. Key points: A visibly ill Michael McCormack was helped into a car by staff and police before being rushed to a … Read more