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How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?

Hearing a friend or family member has been dealt a cancer diagnosis can mean you are struggling with your own emotional response, as well as wondering how you can effectively communicate and help that person.  Both emotional and practical support can be a huge help for anyone newly diagnosed with cancer but sometimes it’s hard … Continue reading How can you help a newly diagnosed cancer patient?

Murdoch’s Junior Medical Officers learning on the job

With a state-of-the-art medical training facility and a focus on wellbeing and professional development, Murdoch Hospital is a workplace of choice for upcoming doctors. Murdoch offers junior medical doctors, otherwise known as JMO’s, a place to start and expand their careers across a range of fields. Deputy Director of Medical Services Dr Emily Kuzich said … Continue reading Murdoch’s Junior Medical Officers learning on the job

Your endometriosis questions answered

Gynaecological specialist Dr Simon Clarke from Cove Medical answers our questions about endometriosis. What is endometriosis and why does it cause pain?Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic, oestrogen-dependent condition, in which cells similar to those that line the inner cavity [endometrium] of the uterus grow in locations outside the uterus. Most commonly this occurs in the … Continue reading Your endometriosis questions answered

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?

Theatre caregivers demonstrate teamwork on and off the field

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

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

The role of a pharmacy at Murdoch Hospital

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