WAWFL players Matilda Husband, Bree Spencer and RachaelCarder are all St John of God Murdoch Hospital theatrescaregivers, proving teamwork is important on and off the field. With three WA Women’s Football league (WAWFL) players workingin the theatres at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, the ladies areproving that teamwork is applicable both on and off … Continue reading Theatre caregivers demonstrate teamwork on and off the field
While it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, the reality is that if you’ve been into surgery within the past few years, robotic technologies of some sort have probably played a part in your procedure. Murdoch's da Vinci robot being prepared for training Robotic technologies are operated at the hands of skilled surgeons … Continue reading Robotics: the surgery of the future is here
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
If you are in St John of God Murdoch Hospital and have medication prescribed…who fills and delivers the script? We delve behind-the-scenes at Epic Pharmacy to better understand their role in our Hospital. Medication supply and governance is a crucial part of the Hospital experience. For the past 11 years Epic Pharmacy Murdoch has provided … Continue reading The role of a pharmacy at Murdoch Hospital
Head of Obstetrics at SJGMH Dr Chris Gunnell explains who to contact with concerns during your pregnancy
For the first time ever in WA, EOS Imaging available at SKG Radiology offers the ability to provide full length, weight bearing x-ray images in under 30 seconds.
Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. Depending on the strain and our immune system, we can experience anything from mild symptoms to being laid up in bed for two weeks to developing serious complications. Dr Victoria D’Abrera from St John of God Pathology says there are … Continue reading When the flu comes to town
Because asthma and COPD have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to distinguish between the two conditions. Respiratory Physician Professor Peter Bremner says airway narrowing occurs in both diseases and sometimes people with COPD also have asthma. “The inflammatory process leading to airway narrowing differs between asthma and COPD,” Professor Bremner says. “Furthermore, in emphysema, there is destruction of the lung tissue.” … Continue reading What’s the difference between COPD and asthma?
St John of God Murdoch Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is participating in a global trial which aims to discover if patients with septic shock recover better with or without a low dosage of steroids. Approximately one quarter of people who suffer septic shock that is not rapidly reversed will die. Principal Investigator Dr Adrian Regli says administering hydrocortisone is standard practice for … Continue reading Septic shock treatment examined
For many, palliative care can be a confusing subject and we have tried to address some of the myths associated with this type of medical care. You will find some professionals’ perspectives which may assist some readers if they are faced with a situation that requires palliative care. Flu viruses are more prevalent in the … Continue reading Welcome to the second edition of Inside Health