Have a say in your care

Did you know you can get involved in your care and the care of your loved ones in hospital? St John of God Murdoch Hospital is committed to providing a health service that is responsive to your needs. We believe that collaborating with you will help us provide care that is effective and appropriate. We have established a group, the Murdoch…

Welcome to Inside Health

Inside this issue you will find information about bowel cancer, a leading cause of death in developing countries, including Australia. You will read how you can reduce your risk, as well as what to expect if you are diagnosed with bowel cancer. You will hear from one of our orthopaedic surgeons about hip replacements and the importance of rehabilitation for recovery, as well…

Endoscopy

The Endoscopy Unit at St John of God Murdoch Hospital performs, on average, 240 procedures per week. Manager of the unit, Susan Scully, says the worst part of having a colonoscopy is done by the time you arrive at hospital. “Most people find the process of taking the bowel preparation fluid before their procedure unpleasant,” says Ms…

The importance of rehabilitation

Nurse Unit Manager Mark Cook at the Specialist Rehabilitation Service at St John of God Mount Lawley Hospital shares his knowledge of the rehabilitation process after a hip replacement: Why is rehabilitation so important for recovery? Rehabilitation services may be offered to people with existing conditions, or those who are taking a little longer to recover from hip replacement surgery. The main…

Anyone for tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylalgia, is a common upper limb injury seen by hand therapists. It is equally common in both men and women aged between 30 and 50 years. The term relates back to 1873 when modern tennis began and players started to experience pain outside their elbow. Today, only five per cent of tennis players actually…

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…