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  • Newborn screening for SMA commences

    Recently, Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced that babies born in NSW and ACT will be offered bloodspot screening for the genetic disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Primary Immunodeficencies (PID), a group of immune deficiency disorders.

  • Bear Cottage was our lifeline

    “Being the parent of a child with a life-limiting illness isn’t easy. It is tough, it is stressful and it is tiring. Bear Cottage is the only place we feel normal.” Fiona, mother of nine-year-old Abi and 11-year-old Max, who lives with Batten Disease.
  • Simulation training saves lives

    Did you know that just like pilots, healthcare professionals use simulated learning environments to develop advanced clinical and non-clinical skills?

  • Sepsis explained

    There are a lot of health promotion days and here at the Network, we often have to choose between good causes and excellent ones.

  • Slapped Cheek Syndrome and the risk to unborn babies

    Most parents have heard of Slapped Cheek Syndrome and just as quickly dismissed it from their mind. After all, it’s just a mild childhood illness right? Wrong.

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