Volunteers help ease parents nerves during children’s surgery

Ian Chang is one of the new paediatric volunteers at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, with the role helping to ease the nerves of parents whose child is having surgery. A new volunteer role at St John of God Murdoch Hospital is helping to ease the nerves of parents whose child is having surgery. … Continue reading Volunteers help ease parents nerves during children’s surgery

You can’t ask that! Embarrassing questions about surgery

The team from Murdoch theatres Our Day Procedure Unit Nurse Manager, Summa Lewington, breaks down some of your most awkward questions! What if I smell because I can’t wear deodorant? You will be asked to refrain from applying deodorant, perfume, moisturisers and powder on your skin before surgery. You can usually shower the morning of … Continue reading You can’t ask that! Embarrassing questions about surgery

Colonoscopies: are they really that bad?

Colonoscopy. It’s the dreaded procedure that most over 50’s should be having on a regular basis but it can be uncomfortable to talk about and even worse to schedule into your diary. It’s important to remember that the team at Murdoch’s endoscopy suite undertake many colonoscopies every day and are here to make you feel … Continue reading Colonoscopies: are they really that bad?

Revolutionary Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Until recently, lung cancer diagnosis and determining a patient’s stage of cancer relied on CT and PET scans, as well as a biopsy, which often required an invasive operation. Interventional Pulmonologist Matt Salamonsen from Murdoch Chest says the introduction of Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionised the field of respiratory medicine. “EBUS is a non-surgical procedure … Continue reading Revolutionary Approach to Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Knee Arthroscopy Shows Benefits For Many

A recent study has found knee arthroscopy procedures for knee joint meniscal injuries give patients improved function and less pain, despite recent publications questioning the value of this procedure. Some recently published reviews have raised concerns about the effectiveness of knee arthroscopy, particularly in patients who have knee osteoarthritis. A retrospective study conducted by orthopaedic … Continue reading Knee Arthroscopy Shows Benefits For Many