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Breastfeeding and hospitalisation | Australian Breastfeeding Association

IntroductionWhen a mother or her child needs hospital care, it is natural for her to worry whether breastfeeding will be affected. She may have questions about breastfeeding, expressing milk and sometimes even weaning. Mostly it is possible and better to keep going.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE HOSPITALISED A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injury

People with spinal cord injury (SCI) have specific needs and are at higher risk of some complications. SCI is a relatively uncommon condition, and the healthcare facility at which you present to or are taken to may be unfamiliar with the management of some of these complications. This guide aims to help you with advocating and directing your care whilst you are in hospital to prevent and address some of these complications. Most health professionals will have the expertise to manage these issues if alerted to your needs.

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Experiences of hospitalisation for postnatal depression

Parents talked about their or their partners’ experiences of being admitted, the treatment and support received in hospital, and their feelings about their experience.

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Hospitalisation - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

These web pages provide information and resources about the hospitalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Spina Bifida - Hospital admissions | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Spinal Cord Injury - Hospital admissions and Spinal Cord Injury | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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Heat Related Illness

Hot weather and heat waves cause illness, hospitalisations and sometimes death. It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness in order to recognise and treat affected people promptly.

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Pneumonia

There are many types of pneumonia, one of the most common and life threatening types is Pneumococcal Pneumonia.

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Bill's story - National Relay Service

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National Immunisation Program Influenza Specialist Group (ISG)

Details about those who are at-risk of influenza and it's complications and are eligible for free vaccination in accordance with the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

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