Areas dedicated to day programs and therapy have received a refurbishment at Mt Wilga Private Hospital recently to accommodate the increasing number of patients using this facility. As part of the refurbishment program the Hospital medical suites were relocated and expanded to a contemporary setting with medical reception, expansive patient waiting rooms and modern conference facilities. The decommissioned medical suites were then transformed into a new and expansive lounge area with lunch, tea and coffee making facilities as well as access to resource and educational material. Along with access to Wifi, patients will soon be able to access an internet café in the lounge, while they attend their program, allowing them to stay in touch with their family, friends or workplace while completing their program. Hospital CEO Jude Emmer said: “Many of our team members use ipads as part of their treatment programs to facilitate therapy, replicate real life situations or access resources. With the plethora of Apple Applications available, some of our cognition and communication programs are now conducted with each patient accessing an ipad to aid in developing communication and memory skills. “This therapy forms part of and or complements the individual therapy prescription conducted by the allied health professional.” The refurbished facilities have also meant greater space for physiotherapy New Development approved for New Farm Clinic AUTUMN 2013 TRW 5 Mt Wilga patients welcome new day area “Along with access to Wifi, pat ient s will soon be able to access an int ernet café in th e loung e, allowing th em to sta y in touch with th eir fam ily, friends or workplace while comp leting th eir program .” Warringal opens new cancer centre so that patients can either be seen individually or in groups depending on their rehabilitation goals, their progress, and the stage of their program. Occupational Therapy’s new treatment space has enabled greater access to the Wii and ergonomic equipment. Mt Wilga’s two hydrotherapy pools have also received a makeover. A brand new treatment facility has opened in Melbourne’s north east; offering comprehensive cancer care in a bright and relaxed environment. Located at Warringal Private Hospital in Heidelberg, this modern day oncology centre provides chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients as well as a range of treatments and services for patients with nonmalignant needs, such as blood, iron and other infusion therapies. Warringal Private CEO Graham Clarke said the 13 chair unit offered an important service to the community. “As part of Warringal’s team care approach, patients can access an allied health team (dietician, exercise physiology, physiotherapists and social workers), as well as, accredited and specialist trained breast care nurses and a team of specialist doctors. There is also a pharmacy onsite and a training room providing cancer education services at the day oncology centre,” Mr Clarke said. Warringal Private Hospital is an acute medical/surgical hospital providing healthcare for the north eastern and greater Melbourne community and has been a leading provider of healthcare for this community for over 33 years, achieving national and international recognition in many fields. A $54 million dollar redevelopment and expansion of Warringal Private Hospital is set to commence and will see the hospital grow to a 205 bed facility with 10 operating theatres. The development will include 64 new private single rooms with ensuites, five new operating theatres and 170 additional car spaces and is expected to be completed in 19 months from commencement of construction, opening in late 2014. IVF kicks off at Waverley Waverley Private Hospital and Melbourne IVF “Patients undergoing fertility treatment will benefit celebrated the official opening of its new fertility from being able to undertake all of their treatment clinic, laboratory and day procedure centre locally, avoiding the inconvenience of travelling to co‐located on the grounds of Waverley Private different facilities, or into the city, during what can Hospital, be a very emotional and stressful time. Waverley Waverley Private Hospital CEO Jill Gleeson said Private Hospital has a proud 40 year history this was an exciting initiative for Waverley Private providing for the healthcare needs of our community, Hospital to be able to assist more local couples and the introduction of IVF complements and individuals realise their dream of starting a our renowned maternity, urogynaecology and family and supporting them through their entire gynaecology services.” reproductive journey, before, during and after their pregnancy. The Brisbane City Council has approved a development at New Farm Clinic following an application lodged in August 2011. New Farm Clinic is a purpose-built mental health care facility that has been in its current location for over 25 years. It provides contemporary mental health care for the South East Queensland community. Clinic CEO Ken Craig said the Clinic’s patients and carers would be delighted with the news which would ensure that quality mental health care was now more accessible to people with a mental illness. “Today, Brisbane is experiencing a growing demand for mental health services and New Farm Clinic is one of a few private mental health facilities providing services in the Brisbane area. The Clinic treats over 7000 patients each year and plays a significant role in the local community caring for people suffering with a mental illness,” Mr Craig said. The Clinic provides a number of critical services. It has a 10 bed inpatient eating disorder program, the only private inpatient eating disorder service in the State, and therefore provides an invaluable service to its patients and their parents or carers.
The Ramsay Way Autumn 2013
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