The importance of rehabilitation

Nurse Unit Manager Mark Cook at the Specialist Rehabilitation Service at St John of God Mount Lawley Hospital shares his knowledge of the rehabilitation process after a hip replacement: Why is rehabilitation so important for recovery? Rehabilitation services may be offered to people with existing conditions, or those who are taking a little longer to recover from hip replacement surgery. The main … Continue reading The importance of rehabilitation

Patients give emergency department top score again

Patients have voted Murdoch Private Hospital Emergency as the top private emergency department in Australia for the second year running. Both in 2013 and 2014, the department was ranked the best compared with other private departments of a similar size in an annual survey by global health organisation surveyors, Press Ganey. Director Emergency Medicine Paul Bailey says the score is the result of … Continue reading Patients give emergency department top score again

Welcome to the Spring edition of Inside Health

Welcome to the Spring edition of Inside Health. It is upsetting that there is an increasing need in our community for cancer facilities, research and care. It is, however, heartening that so many types of cancer are treatable and in many cases, curable. When patients are diagnosed with cancer, often their whole world is turned upside down and what lies ahead … Continue reading Welcome to the Spring edition of Inside Health

Trialling treatments for better health

Oncologists at the Murdoch Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (MOCTU) are passionate about finding new and better ways to ‘kick cancer’ in our community. Dr Kynan Feeney says research shows that patients who are in clinical trials often fare better than those who are not involved. “Clinical trials give patients access to new types of treatment so that we can see … Continue reading Trialling treatments for better health