1. Tinder stalker lay in wait for young doctor with cable ties and petrol to rape her and then burn her alive.
Angela Jay was attacked by Paul Dennis Lambert Via Seven News. [/img_caption]Chilling details have emerged about the plan Paul Dennis Lambert had put in place to rape and murder a young NSW doctor who had rejected him.
Lambert, 36, had only been dating Angela Jay, 28, for a few weeks after meeting on Tinder when she broke up with him, leading him to bombard her with incessant calls and threats of violence, forcing her to go to the police and apply for an AVO.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Lambert broke into the Port Macquarie home of Angela Jay on Thursday and lay in wait for her to come home from work at around 6pm.
According to the report, he placed her underwear on her bed, along with cable ties he was going to use to tie her up and rape her. He then doused the bed and her walk-in wardrobe in petrol.
When she arrived home he attacked her with a knife but somehow she broke free and ran to her neighbour's home.
Lambert was later shot dead by police.
It has now emerged that he had a history of stalking.
The finance worker was deported from the US last year after he was arrested for stalking a TV reporter. The Daily Telegraph reports he was also arrested for assaulted his ex-wife on the day they went to sign their divorce papers.
2. Australian singer Maria Venuti in induced coma after she suffered a stroke in Sydney when an intruder broke into her home.
Maria Venuti, a well-known Australian singer and entertainer, is in an induced coma after she suffered a stroke in Sydney.
Seven News reports that Venuti, 75, had the stroke at her Gladesville home on Saturday morning.
It is reported that she confronted a man on her property on Saturday morning.
A 38-year-old man was arrested at the property and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for assessment.
3. Hand hygiene at NSW hospitals “softly killing” the patients.
A study has found that hand hygiene levels at some Sydney hospitals are less than half recommended levels.
In a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, University of NSW professor Mary-Louise Mc-Laws found that compliance rates for hand hygiene in NSW hospitals is at dangerous levels, with one major Sydney tertiary hospital having hand hygiene levels as low as 30 per cent. This is despite the government’s claim that compliance rates among doctors, nurses and other staff are 85 per cent.
“If it was me or my relative in a hospital bed, I would be asking every nurse or doctor who went to touch me: ‘Have you used the alcohol-based hand rub?’” Prof McLaws asked.
“Hand hygiene at this low level can place patients at risk of acquiring a life-threatening pathogen. It’s softly killing the patients. You contaminate the patient and then they take several days to get ill. Then, nobody takes responsibility.”
The Daily Telegraph reports that many leading nurses and doctors refused to accept the poor hand hygiene findings when confronted with the results.