A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward

Departments

Surgery services

Orthopaedics / Plastics

8 North is a 32-bed orthopaedics and plastics unit, treating both elective and trauma patients.  As a major referral centre for spinal injuries, a great deal of both trauma and elective patients are those with spinal fractures and injuries, not resulting in para/quadriplegia. The Orthopedic unit consists of 4 teams, each team providing one position for the Registrar Training program in Orthopaedics.  In 2003, in conjunction with La Trobe University, Austin Health began running the Orthopedic Certificate course for nurses, with optional rotations through orthopaedics, rehabilitation and spinal. Our Plastic Surgery team in conjunction with General Surgery excels in breast reconstruction procedures, ranging from tissue expanders to tram flaps.

Located in the Austin Tower - Level Eight - Ward 8 North.

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Urology, Gynaecology, Breast & Colorectal

8 East is a 32-bed ward, which is part of the Specialist Surgery CSU. The multidisciplinary team cares for elective and trauma patients of Urology, Gynaecology, Breast and Colorectal Unit. Our nursing team provides quality care for specialised elective surgery.  You will be fully supported within our efficient and friendly environment, which aims to meet high professional standards within this client focused area.

Located in the Austin Tower - Level Eight - Ward 8 East.

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Liver Transplant & Gastroenterology

8 West is a 32-bed general surgery, liver transplant and gastroenterology ward. Our general surgical units provide expertise in hepatic, biliary, gastric, endocrine and laparoscopic surgery. The gastroenterology unit cares for those with advanced and complex liver disease, as well as those with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The Victorian Liver Transplant Unit provides liver transplantation services for all of Victoria, Tasmania, and parts of Southern New South Wales.

8 West provides high quality; evidence based care, and has a philosophy of staff education and development.

Located in the Austin Tower - Level Eight - Ward 8 West.

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