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  1. Cancer, Spinal & Outpatients

    ...ward areas & autologous blood collection. CAT’s staff also provides education & support to patients, relatives, nursing & medical staff in their areas of expertise. In-service education & cannulation workshops are also provided. Located at the Austin Hospital – Heidelberg House - Ground Floor. Link to location maps Day Oncology Unit Provides holistic care to patients and relatives throughout diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Assist education of patients...

  2. Current News

    ...internationally-awarded Prof. Rinaldo Bellomo at the helm as Research Director ICU, the world’s most highly published intensive care specialist of all time, it’s hardly surprising. Attracted to this vibrant research culture, Glenn arrived at Austin Health 10 years ago, managing not only his own PhD research but the many projects and trials already being undertaken by the talented and committed team in this busy intensive care unit. “What I love about ICU is the teamwork...

  3. Spinal

    ...spinal cord injury. The Victorian Spinal Cord Service covers the geographical regions of Victoria, the Riverina region of NSW and Tasmania. It provides lifetime intervention and follow-up to persons with spinal cord injury. As the service is split between the Austin and Royal Talbot campuses so too are the occupational therapists within the stream. The stream consists of 1 Senior Clinician (Based at Royal Talbot), 3 Grade 2 positions (2 based at Austin, 1 at Royal Talbot), 1 permanent Grade...

  4. Victorian Spinal Cord Service

    ...spinal cord injury. About us Our Victorian Spinal Cord Service is one of the leading specialist services for spinal rehabilitation in Australia. Based at the Royal Talbot Rehabiliation Centre, we provide acute management and rehabilitation for people who sustain traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries through our inpatient and outpatient services. We deliver innovative programs and aim to help our patients get back to their every day lives, based on our model of continuous...

  5. Inpatient ward

    About us The Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine – Ward 5 West at Austin Health comprises of Respiratory Medicine, Ventilation Weaning Unit (VWU), Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS), Respiratory High Dependency Unit (RHDU), Sleep Laboratory and Infectious Diseases. The Respiratory Unit aims to maximise each patient’s positive health outcomes regardless of race, religion or beliefs by providing excellent holistic care and education to all in a supportive...

  6. Medical & Emergency

    ...ward is a 12- bed facility admitting medical and surgical patients between the ages of two weeks and eighteen years. A comprehensive service is offered for children from the following units: Neurology Neurosurgery Orthopaedics Plastic Surgery Gastroenterology Endocrinology Ear Nose and Throat Acute Spinal Facial Maxillary Paediatric Surgery Paediatric Medical Included in the paediatric medical admissions are patients with...

  7. Spinal Unit

    ...spinal cord injuries from Victoria, Tasmania and the Riverina of NSW. It forms part of Victoria's State Trauma System. It provides inpatient and outpatient services at the Austin Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in addition to a range of clinic and community based services. It works in close partnership with specialist units within Austin Health and with community service providers....

  8. You have given hope to people with spinal injuries

    ...spinal injuries in remote and regional areas requiring assessment for possible nerve and tendon transfer surgery. Because of the limitations of our telehealth equipment in 2016, Rob needed to travel to Melbourne for a full assessment, requiring much logistical planning and money. Rob had his life-changing surgery soon after and is pleased to report that it has helped him regain some movement in his hands. Recently, Rob, still living in Queensland, needed to have a consultation with...

  9. Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

    ...spinal cord injuries, orthopaedics and orthotics and prosthetics. Our facilities The rehabilitation facilities are state-of-the-art including: A hydrotherapy pool Gymnasiums Leisure facilities All faiths chapel Health Sciences Library and General Library A varying range of accommodation to suit various independence levels Orthotics & prosthetics design and fabrication facility History In 1907, the Talbot Colony for Epileptics was opened in Clayton. Lady Margaret...

  10. Contact us

    ...spinal ward: Ward 3 North Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road Heidelberg VIC 3084 Australia Spinal rehabilitation facility: Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre 1 Yarra Boulevard Kew Victoria Australia 3101 Link to location maps Postal address: Victorian Spinal Cord Service Austin Hospital PO Box 5555 Heidelberg VIC 3084 Australia Medical Director Dr Andrew Nunn Director Phone: 03 9496 5000 andrew.nunn@austin.org.au Management Belinda Rickard A/General Manager...

  11. Surgery services

    ...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...

  12. Graduate Programs

    About us We recruit over 180 graduate nurses into our Graduate Nurse Program (GNP) each year. Our Graduate Nurse Program has three streams: General stream Mental Health stream Combined General and Mental Health stream Our graduate nurses participate in a well-structured and highly supportive program that offers many learning and development opportunities across the four sites of Austin Health. We believe that graduate support and education is everyone’s business...

  13. Austin Hospital

    ...spinal unit to service patients across Victoria and Tasmania infectious diseases isolation rooms in each ward en suite facilities in all rooms additional and refurbished operating theatres an expanded mental health precinct with 55 mental health beds, including 15 adult acute psychiatry beds, nine beds for the Mood and Eating Disorder Unit and six beds for the Parent Infant Unit a unique teaching, training and research precinct including a teaching space and laboratory on each level...

  14. Our History

    ...spinal cord unit and casualty department, that urology service at the Austin seriously began in 1967. Hal was renowned for his devotion to both the Austin and Repatriation hospitals and pioneered the first Urology Outpatient Clinic. At the time of Warren Johnson’s appointment as Head of Unit in 1975 the Repat had been renovated to accommodate a large 45-bed ward next to the new theatre complex making it the largest Urology Unit in Australia. He also established sub-specialisation and...

  15. Staff information

    Respiratory Medicine 5 West 5 West is mainly a respiratory medical ward that provides services to patients with respiratory conditions eg, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Fibrosis and Pneumonia. Nursing staff has advanced respiratory skills and knowledge and are experienced in the use of specialised respiratory equipment. Respiratory High Dependency The High Dependency Unit provides services to acutely unwell patients requiring a higher level of respiratory monitoring. Ventilation Weaning...

  16. Medical staff

    ...spinal fellowships for three years. His areas of expertise are microsurgery and keyhole surgery of the spine, complex reconstructive interventions for spinal fractures and deformity, as well as congenital malformations of the craniovertebral junction. Mr Gonzalvo performs more than 300 spinal procedures every year, including keyhole decompression and microdiscectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, cervical and lumbar decompression, lumbar fusion, spinal fractures and tumours,...

  17. Our services

    ...spinal outreach service consists of a team of nurses, occupational therapist and physiotherapist and aims to: Reduce the risks of developing complications associated with SCI Prevent an admission to Austin Health as a result of complications Prevent emergency presentations to Austin Health as a result of complications Increase planned admissions Increase use of DTC reviews Increase referrals to HITH & other treatment option Better understand complication risk factors...

  18. Services

    Overview Services are focused on several clinical units. Staff from other departments may refer patients for music therapy, and they will be placed on the list for service as time permits. Patients can be referred to music therapy by completing the referral form and forwarding this to the music therapy department. Patients may be referred for music therapy by medical, nursing or allied health staff. Patients may also request a referral to music therapy through their primary nurse, team...

  19. Neurology Department

    ...spinal cord, nerves and muscles. The 30 bed ward on 6 East in the modern Austin Tower has a four bed Acute Stroke Care Unit and three dedicated video/EEG monitored rooms for patients with epilepsy. Outpatients are seen weekly in one of 10 neurology clinics at either the Austin or Heidelberg Repatriation Hospitals. Tests including EEG, EMG and Vascular ultrasound to help diagnose problems of the nervous system are performed in our Neurodiagnostics Laboratory on 6 North also in the Austin...

  20. Neurosurgery

    About us We are a 32-bed acute inpatient facility incorporating a 4-bed high dependency unit specialising in the care of acutely ill and post -operative neurosurgery patients. The ward cares for patients undergoing all aspects of Neurosurgery including Neuro-vascular, Neuro-endocrine, Neuro-oncology, Epilepsy and Spinal. We also care for Vascular, Facio-maxillary, Ophthalmology and ENT patients. We have a large referral base from metropolitan Melbourne, country Victoria, interstate, New...

  21. Neurological Unit

    Neurological rehabilitation service The service offers a comprehensive service available for people who have been diagnosed with conditions including: Stroke Brain or Spinal tumours Multiple Sclerosis Guillian Barre Syndrome and other neurological disorders Programs are aimed at improving physical, communication, thinking, emotional, social and independence skills. Rehabilitation team The team is comprised of highly skilled staff including: Medical consultants...

  22. Graduate Nure Program 2019

    ...Manager Award / Agreement / Contract: Nurses And Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 Position Type: eg. RN Div 1, Occupational Therapist Gr1, etc. Registered Nurse: Grade 2 Yr 1 Hours per week: 32 hours as per fixed term contract Employment Status: e.g. permanent, fixed term, maternity leave cover, etc. Fixed Term Reports: EFT: NIL Direct Reports: NIL Financial...

  23. GNP - Registered Nurse - 2019

    ...Manager Award / Agreement / Contract: Nurses And Midwives (Victorian Public Health Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2016-2020 Position Type: eg. RN Div 1, Occupational Therapist Gr1, etc. Registered Nurse: Grade 2 Yr 1 Hours per week: 32 hours as per fixed term contract Employment Status: e.g. permanent, fixed term, maternity leave cover, etc. Fixed Term Reports: EFT: NIL Direct Reports: NIL Financial...

  24. Links

    ...spinal cord injury Independence Australia - Victoria Australian Quadriplegic Association (AQA) - Victoria Spinal Cord Injuries - Australia International organisations associated with spinal cord injury National Spinal Cord Association - USA Spinal Injuries Association - UK Paralyzed Veterans of America Organisations associated with research Spine Cure Australia - Formerly Australasian Spinal Research Trust Spinal Forum -...

  25. Specialty services

    Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (CCL) The CCL is a specialised area directed by the Cardiology Department. The CCL nursing staff accredited with their Advanced Cardiac Life Support are rotated to work in our Cardiology Day Procedure Unit, our Echo Cardiology Lab, and the pre, peri, and post procedure care of our patients, within the two labs. Though primarily a day procedure area the CCL also provides a 24hour, 7 day per week "on call" service for emergency cardiology procedures. The...

  26. Inpatients

    Children and adolescents stay on Ward 2 West of the Austin Hosptial under General Paediatrics, Paediatric Endocrinology, the Children’s Epilepsy Program, and the Eating Disorders Program,as well as a range of medical and surgical specialties. These include ear, nose and throat surgery, orthopaedic surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and plastic and facio-maxillary surgery. Our Nurse Unit Manager is Jenny Spiller, who is available should parents require any assistance. A nurse will be...

  27. Specialist Surgery and Spinal Clinical Service Unit (CSU)

  28. Orthopaedic Surgeons

    ...awards. At Austin Health Andrew is deeply involved with all aspects of improving patient care. He is an active member in in a vast array of committees and projects aimed at improving patient experiences, access to surgery and results from surgery. Andrew also contributes greatly to the orthopaedic community and beyond. He is a past chairman of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (Vic Branch), a past Australian Orthopaedic Registrar Association President, and has demonstrated a...

  29. Stories: Prof Berlowitz

    ...spinal cord injury should have sleep apnoea," says Professor David Berlowitz, the newly-created University of Melbourne Professor of Physiotherapy at Austin Health. It's the research question that has plagued Prof Berlowitz for 22 years. "And I still don't know!" he says. He is one step closer to solving the mystery, however, after the publishing the first research to find a physiological change that explains why so many people with SCI go on to develop obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA):...

  30. Just do it!

    /fr/support-us/just-do-it/ Find out more about Run Melbourne It's easy to register your fundraising page and start making a difference! For one so young, Phoebe Tagros is refreshing in the way she embraces the spirit of giving. The 31-year-old Austin Health nurse is taking part in this year’s Run Melbourne on July 29 and raising money to help the ward she works in. For Phoebe, it’s an obvious choice. Ward 12, at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, cares for patients needing...

  31. Fellowships

    ...spinal surgery. It has been offered since 2002 when it was first established by Mr Myron Rogers (Neurosurgeon) and Mr Peter Wilde (Orthopaedic Surgeon). Most fellows are involved in 300-350 spinal operations with 85 per cent of cases as primary surgeon. Approximately half of these cases involve complex spinal cases (tumour and instrumented fusion). Opportunities for basic and clinical research are also available. Previous Fellows: 2002 - Lu Ton (Australia) 2004 - J Brown (UK) 2005 -...

  32. Clinical Services

    State-wide Services Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services Ventilation Weaning Unit Victorian Liver Transplant Unit (VLTU) Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS) Victorian Spinal Cord Service Victorian Toxicology Service Aged Care Aged Care Assessment Service Aged Care Co-ordination Teams Aged Care Volunteer Program Community Link Rapid Response Service Community Rehabilitation Centre Continence...

  33. Rehabilitation units

    ...spinal surgery, and other orthopaedic conditions. Outpatients and in-home services This service offers the choice between centre-based and home-based therapy for outpatients. Spinal cord injury rehabilitation Through the Victorian Spinal Cord Service, people with spinal cord injuries are offered programs in state-of-the-art facilities which include purpose-built accommodation and therapy areas. Adult Chronic Fatigue Program The program uses a multidisciplinary rehabilitation...

  34. Redefining ability

    ...spinal cord injury make to our community. Leisure specialist and client liaison, Campbell Message, has lived with a spinal cord injury since he was just two years old. “I was two years old when I was in a car accident… so I grew up in a wheelchair and I didn’t know life without it.” Campbell shares that living with a disability has caused others to make preconceptions about him. He urges the Austin Health community to redefine ability and think big picture....

  35. Mad Grit: Thriving with a tracheostomy

    ...spinal care. It is also one of a handful of hospitals in the world that achieve the best outcomes for patients who require a tracheostomy - a breathing tube inserted into the windpipe (trachea) through a hole in the neck - thanks to the Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS). People with a tracheostomy treated at Austin Health are more likely to learn to speak earlier, wean from a ventilator earlier, have the tracheostomy tube out and leave the hospital earlier than patients from...

  36. Unique skills course gets wheelchairs spinning

    ...spinal cord injury," Ms Shilbury said. "The majority of these patients have become wheelchair users as a result of their injury and have come to our centre for treatment and rehabilitation. "The new course provides a custom-designed space where patients can negotiate a range of obstacles and surfaces, so they develop the skills they'll need to manage situations they may face in their wheelchairs once they return home. "This includes navigating slopes, steps, uneven paths, gates and...

  37. FAQs

    Cancer wards - Frequently Asked Questions When are visiting hours? From 8am to 8pm. Please talk to the nurse in charge if you need to visit at other times. Can I visit a patient if I'm ill? Many of the patients in the unit have had, or are having treatments that leave them at risk of infection, so please don't visit if you have any signs of infection, such as a cough, sore throat, diarrhoea or if you have had any infectious illnesses recently. Please Debug your hands when you enter the...

  38. Inpatients

    Hospital services We provide a full range of services to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. These include tests (such as blood tests, CT scans and x-rays), treatments (such as medication and drug therapy), surgery, and mental health and rehabilitation services. These services are provided either while you are staying in hospital (as an inpatient) or while you are attending the hospital for treatment (as an outpatient). On the day of your admission If your procedure is scheduled...

  39. Physiotherapy students

    Please ask Physiotherapy Department staff to clarify any aspects of these guidelines that may be unclear. Student supervision Staff of the Physiotherapy Department from all levels of seniority provide clinical supervision. The senior clinician for the sub-departments related to the particular clinical stream has overall responsibility for clinical education within that particular area. Lectures, seminars and tutorials will be provided by senior physiotherapists within the specific area,...

  40. Patient information

    Ward 5 West Ward 5 West at Austin Hospital is a respiratory and cardiology unit that includes respiratory high dependency beds and ventilation weaning unit beds. The staff have advanced respiratory skills and knowledge and are experienced in the use of specialised respiratory equipment used on this Ward. Asthma Patients with severe asthma often require humidified oxygen to relieve symptoms. All asthma patients must have an asthma management plan and are given information on puffers...

  41. Pre-operative

    Staff On admission to hospital you will be introduced to our staff. These will include the Nurse looking after you who will take a full history from you. The ward Doctor will speak with you and do a physical examination. It is important that you know what tablets you are taking and any illnesses or operations that you may have had in the past. Make a list if you have trouble remembering particularly when you are nervous. The ward Pharmacist will speak to you about the medication you are...

  42. The operation

    The procedure After you have received your premedication to make you feel drowsy you will be transported on a trolley to theatre. The anaesthetist will then put some I.V. lines in your veins and put you to sleep. The surgeon cuts down the midline of your chest, through your breastbone to reach your heart. During the operation your body will be kept cool to protect vital organs so that they need less oxygen. A heart-lung machine (bypass pump) takes over the function of your heart and lungs...

  43. Inpatient Unit

    Mary Guthrie House is a 30 bed inpatient unit for persons aged 16-64 who suffer from severe cognitive and psychiatric disability and/or "major neurocognitive disorder" as currently defined in DSM-V. Given the diverse problems faced by this client group, the unit is split into two areas that provide different focus and expertise: Heath Unit This is a 10 bed secure ward for persons who need preferrential focus on their psychiatric or "behavioural" disability, rather...

  44. Tests

    For some of these tests, you will need to be admitted to hospital. Adults are admitted to our adult Neurology ward , Ward 6 East, and children to our Paediatrics Ward . These are both located at Austin Hospital. Possible tests include: Electroencephalography (EEG) Video EEG Monitoring (VEM) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Single-photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT) Neuropsychological assessment Psychiatric...

  45. Speech_Pathology_intermediate_01

    PRE-CLINIC ACTIVITY - HEAD AND NECK and NEU ROSURGERY The pre-clinic activity is optional. T N M classifications: what do the following mean? T3N1M0 T4N2M1 T1N0M0 Major head and neck surgeries – describe the following: a mandibulectomy a glossectomy a maxillectomy a floor of mouth resection What do the following acronyms mean? BOT, FOM, PPW NGT, PEG BD, TDS, QiD SOOB, SUIB, RIB IMRT, Gy, # What is GBM? What is...

  46. Speech_Pathology_intermediate_02

    PRE-CLINIC ACTIVITY - HEAD AND NECK The pre-clinic activity is optional. T N M classifications: what do the following mean? T3N1M0 T4N2M1 T1N0M0 Major head and neck surgeries – describe the following: a mandibulectomy a glossectomy a maxillectomy a floor of mouth resection What do the following acronyms mean? BOT, FOM, PPW NGT, PEG BD, TDS, QiD SOOB, SUIB, RIB IMRT, Gy, # RECOMMENDED REFERENCES Ward, EC & van...

  47. Speech_Pathology_acute1

    PRE-CLINIC ACTIVITY - HEAD AND NECK The pre-clinic activity is designed to help you prepare for your clinical placement. Please e-mail your responses to your clinical educator(s) at least one week before commencing placement. T N M classifications: what do the following mean? T3N1M0 T4N2M1 T1N0M0 Major head and neck surgeries – describe the following: a mandibulectomy a glossectomy a maxillectomy a floor of mouth resection What are the major...

  48. Jack Ross

    ...spinal cord injury with a special interest in the respiratory management. She has been involved in research on the use of CPAP for the treatment of OSA and has a particular interest in tracheostomy management in all patient groups. Key Research Interests Spinal cord injury Respiratory management, CPAP for OSA, tracheostomy Google Scholar Profile http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=hpUWlgMAAAAJ&hl=en...

  49. Spondylitis Clinic

    ...spinal mobility and day-to-day functioning. How important is exercise for AS? A daily exercise program is critical for maintaining good posture, spinal mobility and daily functioning. If possible, the exercise program should be reviewed by an expert physiotherapist. How good are anti-inflammatory medicines? Anti-inflammatory medications work reasonably well in controlling pain and stiffness in AS. Some patients, however, can develop intolerable side effects. What about...

  50. Ankylosing Spondylitis

    ...spinal mobility and day-to-day functioning. How important is exercise for AS? A daily exercise program is critical for maintaining good posture, spinal mobility and daily functioning. If possible, the exercise program should be reviewed by an expert physiotherapist. How good are anti-inflammatory medications in AS? Anti-inflammatory medications work reasonably well in controlling pain and stiffness. Some patients can develop intolerable side effects. What about prednisolone,...

  51. Visiting hours

    Visiting hours are between 8am and 8pm each day. Visiting hours ensure patients can rest and have therapy. They also allow staff to meet patients’ needs without interruption. We ask that all visitors keep to visiting hours, unless other arrangements have been made with ward staff. A large number of visitors at one time can be difficult so please talk to ward staff beforehand. To contact a ward phone our Switchboard on 03 9496 5000 .

  52. Children's Epilepsy

    What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a condition where a person has more than one unprovoked seizure. A seizure arises due to a brief electrical disturbance of the brain. There are many types of seizures. Causes of epilepsy include genetic factors, abnormal formation of the brain, head injuries, brain tumours and infectious illnesses. Some people can experience a seizure and not have epilepsy. For example, 3% of young children have febrile seizures. A single seizure does not mean that you have...

  53. Contact us

    General enquiries Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 03 9496 5124 Sleep Laboratory Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 03 9496 5473 Respiratory Laboratory Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 03 9496 3723 Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS) Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 9496 5124 Domiciliary Oxygen Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 03 9496 3723 Nurse Managers / Support Nurses Ms Raelene Xerri Nurse Unit Manager Phone: 03 94965000 Fax: 03 94965779 Clinical Support Nurse...

  54. Dialysis Units

    Central Dialysis Unit (CDU) The Central Dialysis Unit is an acute haemodialysis and plasma exchange unit offering a wide variety of extracorporeal therapies to inpatients throughout Austin Health as well as outpatients and visitors. Location: Ward 7 North, Level 7, Austin Tower Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg VIC 3084 [Google Maps] Phone: 03 9496 5348 Number of Chairs: 12 Open Hours: 6am-8:30pm Mon-Sat Getting There: Parking: Basement parking available...

  55. Dialysis and patient education

    Dialysis & Patient Education/Information Literature The Department of Nephrology at Austin Health has five haemodialysis units, one of which provides services for acute treatment and speciality procedures. There is also a Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, which is located on the renal ward (Ward 7 North) at the Austin. Each of these areas, including the ward, requires an assortment of education material for both the patient and their carers'. The education material is generally in brochure format and...

  56. Prof Ben Howden

    Professor Benjamin Howden MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA Appointments Director, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne Infectious Diseases Physician, Austin Health President-elect, Australian Society for Antimicrobials Chair, Staphylococcal Research Group, ASID Clinical Trials Network Chair, Staphylococcal Research Group,...

  57. Services

    Outpatient Clinical & Health Psychology (CHP) Services The CHP team offers psychological assessment and treatment to adult medical inpatients at Austin Health and liaises closely with Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. Patients and relatives experiencing psychological difficulties directly related to their current hospitalisation or due to other reasons can be seen. Treatment specialties include cognitive-behavioural specialised treatments and pain management. Many patients benefit from...

  58. Emergency Medicine

    ...spinal medicine, psychiatry and paediatrics. The Department is also the acute spinal reception area of Austin Health, and the home of the Victorian Poison Information Centre since 2008. For more information about being a patient or visitor of a patient in the Emergency Department, visit the emergency patient information page....

  59. Nursing Education

    Overview The Neurosurgery unit has a philosophy of staff education, support / development and quality patient care. We boast supportive, experienced staff and an affiliated post-graduate neuroscience nursing course with a dedicated course coordinator and a unit based clinical support and resource nurse that ensures abundant opportunities for professional and clinical development. Austin Health offers a postgraduate course in Neuroscience Nursing in conjunction with RMIT University. The...

  60. Specialties

    ...spinal injuries, liver transplant and child psychiatry. It is the state referral centre for toxicology. Approximately 800 over-night beds: Acute 466—Austin Hospital Aged Care 96—Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Rehabilitation 80—Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre Mental Health 156—Combined sites Clinical Service Units: Aged & Residential Care Ambulatory Services Anaesthetics, Peri-operative Services & Intensive...

  61. Physiotherapy

    About us The Austin Health Physiotherapy Department provides clinical physiotherapy services to the Austin and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospitals. The Department is also part of the Austin Health Physiotherapy Clinical School , as part of the University of Melbourne. Intensive Care Open Heart Surgery Liver Transplant General Medical General & Medical Surgery Acute Spinal Cord Injuries Respiratory Medicine Long Term Ventilator Patients Inpatient Trauma Inpatient...

  62. Students

    ...spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health & rehabilitation. Eight independent research institutions are based at Austin Health, where leading research on cancer, diabetes, respiratory disease, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, epilepsy and psychiatry is conducted. Austin Health provides state-wide services including: Victorian Spinal Cord Service Victorian Respiratory Support Services Victorian Liver Transplant Unit, & Child and Adolescent Mental...

  63. About

    Our direction Our Strategic Plan 2018-22 provides a clear direction for Austin Health for the next five years. It describes three focus areas that we'll pursue to achieve our vision of "Shaping the future through exceptional, care discovery and learning'. Partnerships : We'll partner with consumers to create a distinct approach to care that's reliable, safe and puts the patient at the centre, and we'll collaborate with local partners to improve the lives of people in our community....

  64. Research

    ...spinal cord injury Plans are underway for a purpose-built ALS research facility to co-locate its multi-disciplinary research groups within close proximity to Austin Hospital's clinical facilities. Austin LifeSciences ResearchFest Our premier research event of the year! Austin LifeSciences has a well deserved reputation in Australia as a leading centre of excellence for hospital based research....

  65. How you have helped

    .../fr/support-us/how-you-have-helped/spinal-injuries/ You have given hope to people with spinal injuries in remote and regional areas. Learn more... /fr/support-us/how-you-have-helped/the-surgery-centre/ Your support for The Surgery Centre is helping change the lives of people who are in pain. Learn more... /fr/support-us/how-you-have-helped/chronic-heart-failure/ How you are helping us meet the growing demand for heart failure support services. Learn...

  66. Horticultural therapy

    ...spinal cord or brain injury, feeling relaxed and safe in a peaceful garden can help them begin to talk about and accept their new life. A session in the garden means getting away from the four walls of their hospital room. Many of these patients are here for up to one year and the feeling of soil on their hands and creating new life through planting, watering and nurturing gives them hope. Being busy in the garden helps them to talk about their trauma with others. Horticultural therapy in...

  67. From plant to plate

    ...spinal patients to work more independently in the kitchen. His creative ideas are attracting recognition, with Mr. Harrington winning best poster award at the recent statewide Allied Health Assistant Day at Monash Medical Centre earlier this year, and Runner Up in Austin Health's Consumer Engagement Awards for his cutting board. He has also been documenting the garden's progress on Instagram. You can follow him at https://www.instagram.com/accessiblekitchengardening/ From plant to...

  68. Skills course gets wheelchairs spinning

    ...spinal cord injuries, and many become wheelchair users as a result. The wheelchair course was custom designed to create a space where new wheelchair users can negotiate a range of obstacles and surfaces. "This includes navigating slopes, steps, uneven paths, gates and cobblestones," says Senior Physiotherapist, Mark McDonald, whose vision started the course. "This wheelchair course will provide those skills to get patients back out into the community after serious injuries," says the Hon...

  69. Registrars

    Specialty HMO, Registrar & Advanced Trainee Positions Our Specialty HMO, Registrar and Advanced Trainee workforce is large and dynamic, numbering in excess of 450 doctors at all stages of training and career development. Registrar positions can be appointed directly by Austin Health as well as through Victorian and National training programs. Please refer to the individual positions listed below for further information and 2020 application processes. Position...

  70. Aged care ACCESS and HIP Referral Info

    Referral Process for- To refer for an Aged Care Assessment for Respite, Residential Care and Home Care Packages please contact MY AGED CARE Phone: 1800 200 422 Fax: 1800 728 174 Postal Address: PO BOX 210 Balwyn VIC...

  71. The Board

    The Board is responsible for overseeing the performance and overall direction of Austin Health. The State Government appoints board members, with most terms usually being for three years. The Hon Judith Troeth AM Judith Troeth was appointed chair of the Austin Health Board in July 2012. She has extensive experience in public representation, community consultation and advocacy. Judith was Liberal Senator for Victoria in the Federal Government for 18 years and the first female Member of...

  72. Wellness Programs

    There are several programs and support groups for patients that compliment the treatment and management, to provide holistic care: Austin Health Cancer Services has a monthly 'What's on In Cancer Care' Calendar. This has the details of the information, support and wellness programs that are held at Austin Health facilities and around town each month. To access the Calendar click here . If you would like to have the Calendar emailed to you each month please email your name and...

  73. Cardiology

    About us The Department of Cardiology at Austin Health is committed to providing quality and compassionate care to patients with all forms of heart disease. The department has a strong clinical, teaching and research focus. Our inpatient clinical service is located at the Austin Hospital and comprises a ward facility with 33 dedicated cardiac beds. Outpatient clinics are conducted at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital. A state-of-the-art diagnostic area adjacent to the ward houses...

  74. A typical day in the Emergency Department

    Shift times Shifts fall into three groups: day (8am to 6pm), evening (1pm to 11pm) and night (10.30pm to 8.30am). The day and night shifts begin with hand-over. The evening shift also starts with a meeting of the evening team (consultant, registrars and residents). Meal times and other breaks are not fixed and it is generally left for individuals to take breaks when mutually suitable - i.e. not all staff off at once. The Emergency Department has a "streaming" model of care, with patients...

  75. Staff list

    Associate Professor Richard McDonnell Head of Neurology Professor Helen Dewey Head of Inpatient Stroke Professor Sam Berkovic Head of Epilepsy Karyn Owen Nurse Unit Manager - Ward 6 East Louise James Stroke Liaison Nurse Penny Kincade Neurology and Epilepsy Liaison Nurse: Etta Sonnes Ward Clerk

  76. Nursing staff

    Ward 6 West has a dedicated and enthusiastic staff base. Throughout the year a number of employment opportunities arise as a result of staff regularly exploring future career advancement positions. A number of the staff on 6 West have post graduate qualifications and the ward has a strong focus on educational opportunities. This is reflected by the Clinical Support and Resource nurse position assisting in the orientation of new staff, education and ongoing support to all staff associated with...

  77. Services

    Nursing Wound Care Stomal Therapy Medication Management Personal Care Diabetes Management Has the patients needs been identified? Have you made a referral to RDNS? Was the client receiving a nursing service prior to admission? Is there a gap until the RDNS can pick up the client? IV antis - You need to refer to HITH Have you completed the RDNS Referral form? Has the patient received 3 days of dressing supplies? Note: NEPAC does not fund consumables ie. wound care...

  78. Aged Care

    Inpatient Services Outpatient Services Aged care rehab Ward 11 Planned Activity Group Aged care rehab Ward 12 Community rehabilitation Centre Memory Clinic Aged Care Assessment Service Aged Care Rehabilitation / GEM (Assessment and Management) Wards 11 and 12. Occupational Therapy interventions: Initial assessment to determine goals in conjunction with patients and families. Personal,...

  79. Aged & Residential Care

    Ward 11 & Ward 12 (Geriatric Evaluation and Management) We are two 28 bed, slow stream rehabilitation and GEM (Geriatric Evaluation and Management) Wards. Our aim is to assess and recondition those older members of our community so they can attain their optimal level of functioning, and provide support to their meaningful others. We work in a close team environment with all disciplines of allied health. Located in the Flanders Wing - Second Floor. Link to location maps Community...

  80. Pre admission

    General information Cease smoking immediately if you have not already done so Continue all medications unless you are advised otherwise Patients undergoing valve surgery must have a dental check before admission for surgery Start planning for your recovery period and return to home i.e.: transport home help at home with housework/shopping Pre admission clinic Cardiac surgery runs a pre-admission clinic on Monday an Tuesday afternoons. You may be required to attend the...

  81. Prof Paul Johnson

    Prof Paul Johnson MBBS, PhD, FRACP Appointments Deputy Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health Professor, University of Melbourne Department of Microbiology and Immunology Department of Medicine, Austin & Northern Clinical School Clinical Associate, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL) Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans , Melbourne (located at VIDRL) Member of Buruli ulcer Technical...

  82. Clinical & Health Psychology

    About us Department of Clinical and Health Psychology :*** The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology (Department CHP) is active in clinical services as well as research, training and teaching. Psychologists across Austin Health and the MHCSU are provided with discipline support and professional management through the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology whose Director is Professor Jeannette Milgrom (also Director of PIRI). The Department of...

  83. Intensive Care Unit

    ...spinal trauma, liver transplant, cardiac, neuro, orthopaedic, thoracic and general medicine; in addition to a range of medical patients. The ICU also provides a Medical Emergency Team service to the Austin Hospital, responding to approximately 2300 calls in 2013. In 2010 the ICU received the State Minsters High Commendation Award for Outstanding Team Achievement. This award recognised the high performance team culture which we constantly strive to evolve. Significant research projects are...

  84. Neuroscience Laboratory

    ...spinal cord, nerves and muscles. The tests are performed by a qualified and dedicated team of medical scientists and neurologists, assisted by administrative staff and other health professionals. The laboratory is part of the Department of Neurology at Austin Health and has been newly relocated in the new, purpose built Austin Hospital Tower with state of the art facilities. The Neurology department is committed to the provision of high quality patient care and maintains an ongoing commitment...

  85. Patient information

    ...spinal cord to the brain. Repetitive stimuli are given to a nerve (as in NCS), or by looking at a screen or by listening through a set of headphones to clicks depending on whether the test is requested to check vision, hearing or feelings in the limbs. The result is recorded using metal discs placed on the scalp and neck. Costs Patients are bulk-billed for any test provided by the Neuroscience Laboratories, unless covered by insurance such as TAC, Workcover or private medical insurance....

  86. Contact us

    Austin Hospital Address: Level 6 Austin Tower Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road Victoria Australia 3084 Link to location maps Postal address: Neurosurgery Department Austin Hospital PO Box 5555 Heidelberg Victoria Australia 3084 Information for Health Professionals Referrals to the outpatient clinic can be made via fax: 03 9496 2097 . The Outpatient Clinic can be contacted on: 03 9496 2533 For urgent referrals or advice: 03 9496 5000 (ask for the on-call...

  87. Permanent employment

    ...spinal and outpatients Medical and emergency Rehabilitation services Specialty services Surgery service. To view our advertised positions: www.austin.org.au/careers Why work as a nurse at Austin Health? At Austin Health, we aim to support our nurses. Just some of the benefits we offer include: State of the art clinical facilities at the Austin Hospital with further redevelopment of other sites continuing over the next few years A large range of...

  88. Inpatient services

    Occupational therapists work in a variety of inpatient settings within Austin Health: Acute Physical Adult Psychiatry Aged Care Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Continuing Care Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre Spinal Veterans' Psychiatry

  89. Contact us

    Austin Hospital Phone: 03 9496 5105 Address: O.T Building Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084 Link to location maps Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Phone: 03 9496 2233 Address: Main Building, Level 4 Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital 300 Waterdale Road Heidelberg West Victoria Australia, 3081 Link to location maps Allied Health Treatment Centre...

  90. Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

    Occupational therapy services at RTRC Occupational Therapy services are available to both inpatients and outpatients of Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre . Intervention involves assessment and treatment of Activities of Daily Living taking into account patient’s physical and cognitive condition. The aim for Occupational Therapy is to maximise the patient’s functional level through goal oriented therapy. Intervention includes compensatory and remediation techniques, equipment...

  91. Driving

    ...spinal injury. Occupational Therapy interventions: Off road assessment On road assessment Recommendations made re licence status, need for vehicle modifications, rehabilitation, refresher lessons, or licence suspension. For enquiries or referrals please contact Kay Russell on 03 9496 2676....

  92. Anaesthesia Nursing

    ...spinal/epidural), invasive therapeutic and monitoring procedures. Approximately 14,000 patients are provided with this service each year. The Anaesthesia Nursing Department promotes a culture that aims to deliver quality patient care. Our staff are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities. Recognition of the importance of collegial respect, effective communication, efficient rosters, current nursing procedures, safe practice and environment all contribute to make...

  93. Perioperative nursing

    Overview The Perioperative Nursing Department provides professional, comprehensive, skilled nursing care to patients admitted for elective or emergency surgery. Surgical specialties undertaken at the Austin Hospital include: Cardiac Neurosurgery Thoracic Vascular Orthopaedic Spinal Plastics Maxillo-facial Paediatric Urological Ophthalmic Ear, nose and throat General Gynaecological...

  94. Contact Us

    Spiritual Care is available 24 hours a day. Patients may ask nursing staff or dial 90 from any internal telephone and ask for the On call Spiritual Care Worker to be paged on 6006 . Duty Pastoral Care Worker Offices & Contacts Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Phone: 03 9496 2908 Fax: 03 9496 2328 Address: Ground Floor Centaur Building 300 Waterdale Road Heidelberg West Victoria Australia, 3081 Postal Address: Department of Spirtual Care Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital...

  95. Physiotherapy Research

    Research The Physiotherapy Department at Austin Health has a strong program of research, which is overseen by the Director of Physiotherapy Research, Adjunct A/Professor Catherine Said with support from A/Professor Julie Bernhardt. The research program covers a broad range of physiotherapy specialties across the acute, subacute and community sectors. Staff members have been successful in obtaining funding from a variety of sources, including NHMRC, Austin Medical Research Foundation, the...

  96. Anaesthetics, Pre-operative services & Intensive Care Unit

    ...spinal cord injury, neuro, cardiac, and general surgery, plus acute medical conditions. A medical emergency team made up of a critical care nurse and doctor attends approximately 800 emergency calls within the organisation per year. The Post Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing, in conjunction with RMIT University has been developed using a quality framework over the past ten years resulting in an excellent reputation as a course to prepare nurses to work with highly complex...

  97. Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre

    Inpatient services Speech pathology provides services to all inpatient rehabilitation streams at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, including the Neurology unit, the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) unit, the Spinal unit, the Brain Disorders Program and the Orthopaedic and Amputee unit. Speech pathologists work within a multidisciplinary team providing assessment and therapy for people with communication and swallowing difficulties. To make a referral to one of the inpatient rehabilitation...

  98. Pain Management: Outpatient Services

    ...spinal cord injury pain. List of other Pain Service providers in Victoria Pain management: Outpatient Services...

  99. Orthotics and Prosthetics

    ...spinal orthoses as well as more complex devices as required. Prosthetics Prosthetic management involves the assessment for and fitting of prostheses - individually designed and custom-made appliances aimed at restoring the function of the lost limb as much as possible. Different types of prosthetic management are required throughout the amputee rehabilitation process including removable rigid dressings, interim and definitive prostheses, education and gait training. We provide both upper...

  100. Services

    We provide inpatient care at all three Austin Health campuses. Inpatients are generally assessed within 24 hours of referral and followed up as outpatients upon discharge as required. On weekends and public holidays a very limited service is provided by an external provider. Patients may only be referred for: * Urgent fitting of new Halo Thoracic Orthoses that cannot wait until the next business day. * Urgent complications that have arisen with patients wearing Halo Thoracic...

  101. Training in Infectious Diseases

    ...spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health, rehabilitation, infectious diseases and infection control. Austin Health operates 980 beds across acute, sub-acute and mental health facilities, comprising Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre. Infectious Diseases Department The Department of Infectious Diseases is led by Professor Lindsay Grayson, and is staffed by fulltime and sessional consultant physicians. We...

  102. University of Melbourne Clinical School

    ...spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation. University of Melbourne Clinical School...

  103. Other CYMHS Community Services

    The Austin School is a friendly and supportive place where young people feel respected and valued. This educational support enables young persons to build positive relationships with peers and teachers and provides opportunities to build confidence and achieve success. Teachers and young people work together to develop an individual program based on each adolescent’s interests, strengths and needs. As well as these negotiated activities, students participate in a classroom program...

  104. Genetics Referrals

    ...spinal muscular atrophy, dystonia, periodic paralysis, congenital myasthenic syndromes, hereditary neuropathy, and early onset dementia/parkinsonism. Familial cardiac conditions This may include individuals with a personal/family history of idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular...

  105. Art Therapy

    The creative process of drawing, painting, using clay, collage or the many other mediums available, helps the person to use the images to express and communicate matters that are known, unknown or not able to be spoken about. The process assists to find a voice when words are difficult to be spoken, connecting us with deeper parts of our selves, giving voice to what our conscious thoughts often want to ignore. Expressing creatively supports the mind-body connections and assists in...

  106. Current Appeal

    Life changed forever for Rob, his wife Katie and their two young sons Bowie (3) and Rafe (1) when Rob had a devastating surfing accident. In an instant, Rob had lost the use of his limbs. "I'm very little help to Katie. I can't change nappies, feed or bath the boys. I get carers every morning to give me a hand. I need special devices to help me eat. I can't pick up my kids or play with them. Emotionally this has been the hardest thing for me to deal with." You can support us in reaching...

  107. May 2017

    ...spinal cord compression...

  108. June 2017

    ...spinal surgery 16 June 2017 Engaging patients in Choosing Wisely Eating for two – weight change in pregnancy Prostate cancer – long term costs Perceived sense of balance in stroke UpToDate Anywhere now available What's new from NICE 2 June 2017 Did you know you need a new Library password? Leading a culture of safety Barcoding technology to reduce medication errors Deteriorating patients - reducing inappropriate CPR Music & the brain Knee...

  109. Extraordinary creative therapies

    ...spinal or brain injury can be unimaginably dark and hopeless. At Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, world-leading creative therapy programs are helping people physically and emotionally come to terms with their 'new' body and life. You might be surprised to learn that survival of these creative therapies relies totally on funds donated by you and our supporters. /fr/music_therapy/ "Music therapy was hugely important for my physical and emotional recovery." Suffering a...

  110. Music therapy

    ...spinal cord or brain injury. /fr/support-us/donateonline/ Thank you. You are amazing....

  111. September 2017

    ...spinal cord injury AIHW updates Feeling stressed or anxious?...

  112. Art therapy

    ...spinal cord or brain injury. /fr/support-us/donateonline/ Thank you. You are amazing....

  113. Calls for more allergy testing

    ...Stewardship and Drug and Antibiotic Allergy Services, as well as an Infectious Diseases Specialist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre - established Victoria's first dedicated antibiotic allergy clinic which is now operating at both sites. "This clinic is now routinely testing patients to find those with antibiotic allergies wrongly listed on their record, so this does not unnecessarily limit the treatments they can receive," says Dr Trubiano. "By removing these incorrect antibiotic allergy...

  114. ROCKet trial launches

    ...spinal cord which are thought to be responsible for the progression of acute pain to chronic pain. "We think it's a drug that may be able to cut that progression," Prof Peyton said. "This trial is an exercise in prevention. We are not trying to treat chronic pain once it is established - that is really difficult and we think an ounce of prevention might be worth a pound of cure. "If it is proven to be effective it will be a game-changer because there will be a really strong argument for...

  115. DARE Centre

    The DARE Centre is co-funded by Austin Health and The University of Melbourne, and opened in May 2018. Researchers at the Centre published their first research paper in August 2018 in the Journal of Critical Care . That research showed that it is possible to identify which patients presenting to the Emergency Department with a suspected infection (sepsis) are at higher risk of mortality and a long stay in the Intensive Care, using three pieces of data: blood pressure, respiratory rate...

  116. Interns

    Internship at Austin Health In 2020, Austin Health will have 62 internship positions available. At Austin Health, our internship program is developed to provide you with well-structured and highly supportive teaching, training and clinical experiences that will enable you to consolidate and develop both your clinical knowledge and technical skills. Key to the continued success of our program is the support and care we provide to our interns thoughout the year and in the early but...

  117. Austin Health News 2018

    ...towards cancer research Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, announced a $1 million funding boost this weekend to extend a rare cancer research trial based at Austin Health, to be conducted by the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), a collaborative partner of Austin Health's Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre Redefining ability Austin Health has recognised the wonderful contribution that our staff and patients living with a spinal cord injury make to our...

  118. Retail services

    Austin Hospital Banking Austin Hospital has an ATM located on Level 1 of the Austin Hospital Tower, next to the news & gifts shop. Link to location maps Hairdressing Hairdressing services are offered through Aggie’s Hairdressing. Arrangements can be made for the hairdresser to visit the ward by phoning 03 9496 5360. Aggie’s Hairdressing is located on Level 4 of the Harold Stokes Building at Austin Hospital. Link to location maps Retail outlets Austin...

  119. Glossary

    Anaesthetist A doctor who specialises in anaesthesia (putting people to sleep during surgery). Anticoagulant This is a medication that slows down the clotting process of the blood preventing harmful blood clots from forming. Anticoagulants are sometimes referred to as "blood thinners" eg: Warfarin. Arterial line A tube inserted directly into an artery in your arm to measure blood pressure and to enable blood tests to be taken while in ICU. Bypass pump The pump that circulates...

  120. Staff

    Associate Professor Omar Farouque Director of Cardiology Dr Jennifer Johns Director of Medical Services Dr Mark Horrigan Director of Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Dr Paul Calafiore Director of Echocardiography Cardiologists: Dr Robert Chan Dr David Clark Dr John Cotroneo Dr Anthony Dortimer Dr Dharsh Fernando Dr Angus Hamer Professor David Hare Dr Rafi Huq Dr Elizabeth Jones Dr Paul Kertes Dr David O'Donnell Dr Les Oliver Dr George Proimos Dr Piyush...

  121. Contact us

    Phone: 03 9496 5527 Fax: 03 9459 0971 Address: Ward 5 North Level 5, Austin Hospital Tower Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084 Link to location maps Postal address: Cardiology Department Austin Hospital PO Box 5555 Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084

  122. Patient information

    Inpatient access to diabetes education at Austin Health If you are an inpatient at Austin Health and you have diabetes you may be visited by the Diabetes Care Coordinator or the Diabetes Educator as part of our diabetes service. You can also request to see a diabetes educator, podiatrist or dietitian - just ask the nurse looking after you and they will page the members of the diabetes team. Outpatient access to diabetes education at Austin Health If you are a patient of Austin Health...

  123. Staff

    ICU Medical Dr Stephen Warrillow Director Associate Professor Andrew Hilton Deputy Director Professor Rinaldo Bellomo Director Of Critical Care Research Associate Professor Graeme Hart Dr Helen Opdam Dr Cameron Knott Associate Professor Daryl Jones Dr Sam Radford Dr Dharshi Karalapillai Dr Andrew Casamento Dr Jane Lewis ICU Nursing Yvonne Ballueer ICU Nurse Unit Manager Professor Ian Baldwin Nurse Educator (ICU Course...

  124. Links

    General information about Music Therapy Australian Music Therapy Association World Federation of Music Therapy University of Melbourne – Music Therapy Course Other Australia hospital-based music therapy programs Bethlemhem Hospital Royal Children's Hospital - Melbourne Other internationl medical-based music therapy programs Centre for Biomedical Research in Music Institute for Music & Neurologic Function Music as...

  125. Contact us

    Rehabilitation patients at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre Jeanette.Tamplin@austin.org.au Imogen.Clark@austin.org.au Mental Health patients in BDU at Royal Talbot , APU & SECU at Austin Hospital and Ward 17 at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Michelle.Hines@austin.org.au Patients of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre John.Hedigan@austin.org.au Dan.Tynan@austin.org.au Link to location maps At Austin Health...

  126. Patient information

    What can Post Acute Care do for me? Post Acute Care will assist you through your recovery to help you regain your former level of independence. Am I eligible? Have you recently been in a public hospital and are you recovering from an operation? Are you unable to get help from your family or from the community? To receive NEPAC services the client must: Have been an inpatient in a public hospital or presented to the emergency department Have been assessed as requiring services to...

  127. Staff support

    Aggression Management Program Austin Health take’s a proactive role in managing aggression by: Aggression Management and Prevention Training The one day course covers information on: Duty of Care to aggressive patients Respond Grey Emergency Response Teams (ERT) Rights of workers to a safe environment Self control and defence mechanisms Escalation of aggression and personal responses Initial Incident Management Respond...

  128. Adult Psychiatry

    Banksia House - Professorial Unit Acute adult psychiatry Mother and baby program and an eating disorder/mood disorder program. Diagnostic groups: Eating disorders Mother & Baby – Post Natal Depression, Post Partum Psychosis Mood Disorders – Depression, Bipolar Disorder Anxiety Disorders - Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Occupational Therapy interventions: Meal preparation – shopping and...

  129. Veteran Psychiatry

    Inpatient Unit 24 bed in-patient unit Acute Veteran Psychiatry: Patient Types include WW2 veterans, wives and widows, Korean veterans, Vietnam veterans, Peace Keepers and current serving members of the regular armed forces. Fire, police and ambulance officers suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can also be admitted to the unit. Directly liaises with: PTSD Program, Older Veterans Psychiatry Program, Work Group, and Alcohol and Rehabilitation outpatient group programs –....

  130. Paediatrics

    About us Paediatrics is a branch of medicine dedicated to the treatment and specialised care of infants, children and adolescents. The Department of Paediatrics at Austin Health is based in a 12–16 bed inpatient facility, complemented by a number of paediatric outpatient clinics. Ward 2 West cares for patients admitted under all areas of paediatrics. Highly specialised services include programs in paediatric epilepsy, eating disorders and chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition,...

  131. Ketogenic Diet

    What is the Ketogenic Diet? The Ketogenic Diet is a medically supervised diet that may be a treatment option for some people with epilepsy. It involves a high fat and very low carbohydrate and protein diet that makes the body burn fat rather than carbohydrate and protein for energy. This creates ketones, and when the body is in a high ketone state, called ketosis, the brain no longer uses glucose for energy but instead uses ketones. This can reduce seizure activity in some people. It is...

  132. Eating Disorders

    What are eating disorders? Eating disorders happen as a result of severe disturbances in eating behaviour, such as unhealthy reduction of food intake or extreme overeating. These patterns can be caused by feelings of distress or concern about body shape or weight and they harm normal body composition and function. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. A person with anorexia nervosa starves herself or himself to be thin, experiencing extreme weight loss....

  133. Staff

    Senior Medical Staff Professor Ingrid Scheffer Director of Paediatrics Professor Scheffer is a paediatric neurologist and epileptologist. Her research focuses on epilepsy and autism. She has published extensively and is the Chair of Paediatric Neurology Research at the University of Melbourne. Dr Anton Harding Paediatrician Dr Anton Harding is a consultant paediatrician and paediatric endocrinologist. He has worked in the Paediatrics Department for the last 17 years and has an...

  134. Contact us

    Admission enquiries: Jenny Spiller Nurse Unit Manager Phone: 03 9496 5516 Fax: 03 9496 5386 jenny.spiller@austin.org.au Paediatric Liaison Nurse: Karen Stewart / Brialie Forster Phone: 03 94965943 karen.stewart@austin.org.au brialie.forster@austin.org.au Austin Hospital inpatients Address: Ward 2 West Austin Hospital Tower 145 Studley Road Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084 Link to location maps Postal address: Paediatrics Department Austin Hospital...

  135. Parent Infant Inpatient Program

    The Parent Infant Inpatient Program offered by Austin Health consists of 6-beds within the Acute Psychiatric Unit, based at Austin Hospital. Specialised care is available for parents with mental illness and is inclusive of their babies under the age of 12 months. The Parent Infant Program, previously known as the mother baby unit, recognises the increased importance of fathers in their role as a primary carer and a supportive partner. Individual and holistic care is provided and based on...

  136. Awards

    Prizes and Awards 2019-overview A range of generous prizes are on offer for ResearchFest 2019. All prizes and awards are expected to be redeemed before April 2021 Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted for ResearchFest 2019. Preference will be given to projects with Austin Health Site Governance authorisation and ethics approval. Projects with similar progress milestones will be selected for comparison. Shortlisted applicants will be...

  137. Senior staff

    Medical staff Professor Christine McDonald Director Dr Christopher Worsnop Director, Sleep Laboratory Dr Mark Howard Director, VRSS Dr Celia Lanteri Director, Respiratory Laboratory Department Senior Medical Staff; Dr Nick Antoniades, Dr Naomi Atkins, Dr Maree Barnes, Dr Michelle Caldecott, Dr Nicole Goh, Dr Russell Goudge, Dr Shahnaz Haque, Dr Murad Ibrahim, Dr Yet Khor, Dr Tracey Leong, Dr Marcus McMahon, Dr Fergal O'Donoghue, Dr Joy Lee, Dr Peter Wallbridge, Dr...

  138. Contact us

    General enquiries Department Administration Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 03 9496 5124 Address: First Floor, Bowen Centre Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084 Link to location maps Postal address: Department of Sleep & Respiratory Medicine Austin Hospital PO Box 5555 Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084 Respiratory Laboratory - 2 locations Phone: 03 9496 3688 Fax: 03 9496 3723 Address: Level 1, Harold Stokes Building...

  139. The Surgery Centre

    About The Surgery Centre Based at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, The Surgery Centre offers elective procedures such as endoscopy, urology, breast surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopaedic surgery, brachytherapy, gynaecology, plastics and opthamology. The Surgery Centre is open seven days a week and includes: Eight operating theatres two endoscopy suites spacious recovery unit a 32 bed short-stay ward diagnostics. The Surgery Centre

  140. Contact us

    Contact us Surgery theatre reception Phone: 03 9496 2431 Inpatient ward Phone: 03 9496 2890

  141. Nursing in Mental Health

    Overview The Mental Health Clinical Service Unit (MHCSU) is part of Austin Health. It provides a comprehensive range of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry services largely to the areas of northeast metropolitan Melbourne. The MHCSU also provides a number of inter regional and state-wide specialist services and a comprehensive state-wide Veterans Psychiatry Program. Services are provided on both an inpatient basis and in community settings. Psychiatric Nursing in the general hospital...

  142. Nephrology

    The Department of Nephrology aims to provide comprehensive, high quality, multidisciplinary, compassionate and evidence-based care across the range of issues faced by individuals with kidney disease and other conditions that affect or arise from the kidneys. We endeavour to optimise quality of life and independence by choosing the best individually suited renal therapy. The Department has a number of distinct facilities, each providing a different focus of treatment for individuals with...

  143. Renal Dietitians

    'You are what you eat' is especially true for individuals with kidney problems. Renal failure and its complications place a large amount of stress on the health of renal failure patients and their carers. Complications of high blood pressure, poor fluid and electrolyte control, poor dialysis, poor appetite and breakdown of body energy stores may all combine to compromise nutritional intake and health. Adequate dietetic care can minimise these problems and improve quality of life. The...

  144. Renal Nursing Education

    As Educators, our main objective is to provide clinical and theoretical education to staff within the Renal Department. We provide a supportive environment in which to learn and encourage new and existing staff to approach us for information whenever required. We also provide in-service education to other units within Austin Health. To assist in providing quality education we offer the following courses to staff with Austin Health, as well as interested external nurses....

  145. Contact us

    Address Level 5, Harolds Stokes Building Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road Heidelberg Victoria Australia 3084 Phone: 9496 3688 Fax: 9496 3723 Link to location maps Postal Address Victorian Respiratory Support Service Austin Hospital PO Box 5555 Heidelberg Victoria Australia 3084 Victorian Respiratory Support Service team Assoc Prof Mark Howard (Director VRSS) Prof Christine McDonald (Director DRSM) Assoc Prof Dr Christopher Worsnop...

  146. Education

    The department offers a range of educational services including training programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Professional Experience Placements (Undergraduate Students) Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The pharmacy department accepts undergraduate pharmacy students on official university placements within the Bachelor of Pharmacy courses at Monash...

  147. Prof Lindsay Grayson

    Professor M Lindsay Grayson MD, MSc, FRACP, FAFPHM, FRCP, FIDSA Prof Lindsay Grayson graduated from Monash University Medical School in 1979 and completed Infectious Diseases training at New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston in 1991; he completed his MD research thesis in 1994 and Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology & Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston in 1997. From 1991-2000, he was Deputy Director, then Director, of...

  148. A/Prof Pat Charles

    A/Prof Patrick Charles MBBS, PhD, FRACP Appointments Physician, Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health Head of Unit, General Medicine 3, Austin Health Supervisor of HMO 2 & 3 training, Austin Health Honorary Lecturer, University of Melbourne Major Research Activities & Interests Faecal microbiota transplantation Urinary bacteriotherapy The emergence of antibiotic-resistance pathogens Community-acquired pneumonia - aetiology, treatment choices, severity...

  149. Attending appointments

    Attending a Specialist Clinics appointment for the first time can be overwhelming as we operate accross two campuses and five locations. We also ask that you self check-in at one of our electronic machines on your arrival. We hope that the information below is helpful and that if you have any further questions you please contact us What to do before your appointment 1. Obtain any test results needed for your appointment 2. Make a list of any medications or dietary...

  150. Palliative care

    The Palliative Care Service works with patients and their families at any point when they require support, from diagnosis through to death and bereavement. Palliative Care Services at Austin Health are provided by a twenty-one bed inpatient unit and an acute consultancy team who visit patients across all areas of the Austin Health. Contact Palliative Care Unit Phone: 03 9496 2542 Palliative Care Unit The Palliative Care Unit is located on Ward 8 South, Level 8 of the...

  151. FAQs

    Palliative care - Frequently Asked Questions What is palliative care? Palliative care is the care of people with an advanced disease where cure is unlikely. This care is extended to a person's family and carers. Palliative care at Austin Health may be provided on the acute cancer units, by the Palliative Care Consultancy team, or on the specialist Palliative Care Unit (PCU). The Centre's service liaises closely with community palliative care services to ensure that the care is continued...

  152. Clinical Haematology

    The Department of Clinical Haematology provides comprehensive care to patients with malignant haematological disorders, including cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes (such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma). It also cares for patients with non-malignant blood disorders, such as anaemia, thrombosis or blood clots, and bleeding. The team consists of 6 consultants (full-time or part-time), 4 clinical haematology registrars (as well as 3 laboratory registrars), a nurse counsellor...

  153. Making appointments

    Patient Choice Booking explained Patient choice booking (PCB) is the way we book your appointment. It allows you to choose an appointment that most suits you, from selected dates/times. When appointments become available, we send you an offer letter. You then ring our call centre and discuss available clinic dates. We make appointments only seven weeks in advance so that changes are less likely and forgotten appointments are minimised. How to make appointments How to make an...

  154. About Us

    The Brain Disorders Program is a statewide service for persons aged 16-64 who experience a combination of cognitive impairment and psychiatric illness or a range of "behaviours of concern" that result in difficulties in daily functioning and interpersonal relationships. The Program runs under the governance of the Mental Health Clinical Services Unit and is located at the Royal Talbot Campus of Austin Health . It is a free public service that focuses primarily on non-compensable...

  155. Ophthalmology Staff

    Dr Joan Cosgrove Consultant Ophthalmologist Head of Unit Dr Li Ping Chow Consultant Ophthalmologist Sub-specialty: Medical Retina Associate Professor Debbie Colville Medical Students Training Sub-specialty: Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) ROP ward round @ Mercy Hospital Dr Xavier Fagan Consultant Ophthalmologist Sub-specialty: Medical Retina Ocular Inflammatory Diseases Dr Farokh Irani Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr Jwu Jin Khong Consultant Ophthalmologist...

  156. Education in the Orthopaedic Unit at Austin

    Medical Student Teaching XR Interpretation Clinical Examination Ward Shadowing Problem-based Learning Lectures

  157. Hospital Mental Health

    You can be referred to the service from all medical, surgical, rehabilitation and specialty units across Austin Health. The most common referrals are for: depression and anxiety, delirium, and symptoms such as pain or fatigue that have no clear physical cause. Services are available to: current patients in any ward at Austin Health (excluding the psychiatric units); and other patients with ongoing treatment provided by Austin Health. The Clinical and Health Psychology...

  158. Clinical Haematology

    Overview The Department of Clinical Haematology provides a broad range of care to patients with malignant haematological disorders, including cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. It also cares for patients with non-malignant blood disorders, such as anaemia, thrombosis (blood clots) and bleeding. The team consists of eight consultants, four clinical haematology registrars, three laboratory registrars; three nurse counsellors whose job is...

  159. Supportive Care

    Renal supportive care is a treatment offered to individuals with end-stage kidney disease if renal replacement therapy (dialysis/transplantation) is very unlikely to improve their quality or length of life and may even significantly reduce their quality of life. It includes symptomatic treatment of kidney failure and palliative care to minimise the burden of symptoms. Doctors and nurses from the Nephrology Department (Renal Unit) can provide this care via the renal outpatient clinics or on...

  160. Contacts

    Art Therapy is available through a number of services at Austin Health Rehabilitation patients and Mental Health Patients at Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre Sandra.Hatton@austin.org.au Erica.Mainprize@austin.org.au Amanda.Hansen@austin.org.au Ward 17 at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Sandra.Hatton@austin.org.au Patients of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

  161. Specific services

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  165. New Drug and Antibiotic Allergy Service opens

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  167. Building culturally safe care

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  168. Epilepsy

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  169. Celebrating our graduate nurses

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  171. Speech_Pathology_intermediate_06

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  174. Speech_Pathology_rehab2

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  175. CNED_Unmatched 2019 Graduate Nurse application Form

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