THERE has been a significant decline in the number of critical and serious alcohol-related injuries presenting to St Vincent’s Hospital since the introduction of a “lockouts” at hotels and clubs in the Sydney CBD entertainment precinct, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.Read More
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The professor and director of emergency at St Vincent’s Hospital was today named among the state’s nominations for senior of the year.
The 67-year-old Bondi local is Australia’s longest serving director of an emergency department and was nominated for his three decades manning one of the country’s busiest hospitals.
Professor Fulde, who is on the board of the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation, was also recognised for his efforts in generating awareness on the dangers of alcohol fuelled violence.
October 23, 2015 12:00am Wentworth Courier
Slumped against walls, struggling to walk and barely conscious: The shocking scenes volunteers witness as they do their best to help the casualties of Sydney's weekend drinking cultureRead More
The average number of alcohol-related assaults has fallen by over 20 per cent across the State. A great outcome. And double that, over 40 per cent, in Kings Cross. That is an enormous drop.
The falls in specific time periods impacted by the new laws have been even greater. There are certain hours which were known as dangerous, the “witching hours” between midnight and 6am. Let’s have a look at some of those figures.Read More
If offenders of domestic and non domestic violence, stopped and think about the consequences of their actions - for the victim, families, friends - the greater community, we would all live in a much better and safer world.
IT was once seething with violence, where coward-punch assaults were all too common and young people put their lives at risk just to enjoy a night out. Twelve months after strict and, to some, controversial lock-outs were introduced, Kings Cross is no longer a hot-bed of crime.Read More TKYF Mosman, NSW, Sydney Australia
Health professionals, police advocates and anti-alcohol campaigners have slammed a possible early review by the New South Wales government into its controversial lockout laws.
Mr Kelly held a joint press-conference with St. Vincent's Hospital's Dr Tony Grabs, who noticed significant changes since the laws came into place.
"We've seen probably a 50 per cent reduction in the number of people coming through the emergency department that have severe intoxication or as victims of violence in association with alcohol," Dr Grabs said.Read More
Chalk and cheese. That's the common response from frontline doctors and nurses at St Vincent's Hospital when asked about life before and after the introduction of Sydney's lock-out laws.
Since the NSW Government began to limit alcohol availability in key inner-Sydney areas early last year, the volume and severity of alcohol-related trauma presentations to the hospital has changed dramatically. The difference is both stark and very human.Read More
Ralph and Kathy Kelly call on NSW Government and society to take a stand on alcohol fuelled violence; the Kelly's have updated their change.org petition with specific new measures to address alcohol-relating offending.
The parents of king-hit victim Thomas Kelly have stepped up their campaign to get the NSW Government to tackle the issue of alcohol-fuelled violence.
After witnessing the high price of alcohol-related violence, eminent medical specialists from St Vincent's Hospital have issued an ultimatum to governments to rein in rampant alcohol abuse.
Pointing to street assaults blamed on drunkenness, including attacks that left two men in neighbouring beds in the hospital's intensive care ward before Christmas, the hospital's specialists are pooling their knowledge to combat the violence.
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