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

Fewer side effects for chemo patients

At St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Oncology Clinical Trials Unit (MOCTU), patients are experiencing fewer of the side effects of chemotherapy from a new trial treatment for breast cancer. Patient Rosie Myers, who had early stage breast cancer, says the trial drugs have given her a new lease on life after enduring the effects of standard chemotherapy. “I have much more … Continue reading Fewer side effects for chemo patients

New wing and cancer centre completed

A new wing and dedicated cancer centre are now open at St John of God Murdoch Hospital to provide outstanding care for patients and an excellent working environment for specialists and staff. The new South Wing has 120 beds for orthopaedic and neurosurgery patients. The Cancer Centre, located on the Wing’s lowest level, offers care for cancer patients with oncologists on site. … Continue reading New wing and cancer centre completed