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?
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
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
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?
Room Service is now a normal part of being an inpatient at St John of God Murdoch. Each patient can now order from a wide menu over the phone anytime between 6.30am and 8pm. Best of all, all meals, snacks and drinks are included in your hospital fee! Food and beverage is an integral part … Continue reading Room Service meals arrive at Murdoch
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
Ask your doctor for a Respiratory PCR test from Clinical Labs to find out the true cause of your symptoms
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
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
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
It's incredibly normal to feel anxiety or jitters before a surgery. Day Procedure Unit Nurse Manager Summa Lewington walks you through how we help patients.
The team at St John of God Murdoch Hospital have been working hard this year to reduce the time you are waiting to see a triage nurse.
Most of the population of Australia will, at some time in their life, experience heartburn; yet we don’t think about its effects until it is happening to us. Dr Alan Thomas from Upper GI West answers our questions on this common condition.