What would happen if you had an accident or you suddenly became ill? Would your family know what kind of treatment you would want or how you would like to be cared for? Palliative Care Specialist Dr Alison White explains why advance care planning is important.
In the St John of God Murdoch Hospital Emergency Department, our nurses and doctors commonly treat patients suffering with orthopaedic trauma.
Many people fear that the process of dying is very painful, however new Australian research shows that our loved ones are not likely to suffer with severe pain at the end of life. A recent study of almost 19,000 Australian patients in the terminal phase of their illness, showed that more than 50% of patients … Continue reading Is dying painful? The truth about pain in the final stages of life
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a very common reason for parents taking their children to the GP. Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon Dr George Sim from Kids-ENT says it’s quite common for children to have one or two ear infections a year that are not severe. “Children are more susceptible to … Continue reading Ear Infections in Children: When To Seek Help
Did you know you can get involved in your care and the care of your loved ones in hospital? St John of God Murdoch Hospital is committed to providing a health service that is responsive to your needs. We believe that collaborating with you will help us provide care that is effective and appropriate. We have established a group, the Murdoch … Continue reading Have a say in your care
Inside this issue you will find information about bowel cancer, a leading cause of death in developing countries, including Australia. You will read how you can reduce your risk, as well as what to expect if you are diagnosed with bowel cancer. You will hear from one of our orthopaedic surgeons about hip replacements and the importance of rehabilitation for recovery, as well … Continue reading Welcome to Inside Health
The Endoscopy Unit at St John of God Murdoch Hospital performs, on average, 240 procedures per week. Manager of the unit, Susan Scully, says the worst part of having a colonoscopy is done by the time you arrive at hospital. “Most people find the process of taking the bowel preparation fluid before their procedure unpleasant,” says Ms … Continue reading Endoscopy