In this case the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that a hospital was not liable in negligence for the partial amputation of a child’s thumb because the course of treatment embarked on by the hospital was consistent with the peer professional opinion of the day.
In this case it was held that a hospital had breached its duty of care by failing to carry out procedures to prevent a psychotic patient, who outwardly appeared compliant, from committing an act of self harm.
The ACT Supreme Court held that a public hospital was liable in negligence for knowingly admitting a dangerous patient to a shared ward and exposing another patient to harm.
The Long Service Leave Bill 2017 (Vic) passed in May 2018 and will repeal and replace the current Long Service Leave Act 1992 (Vic). Significantly the Bill will amend when an employee becomes entitled to long service leave, and will update how length of continuous service is calculated.
The Hospital Foundations Bill 2018 (Qld) will repeal and replace the old Hospitals Foundations Act 1982 (Qld) with legislation that reflects contemporary drafting standards and provides updated provisions relating to the oversight of hospital foundations.