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A breast surgeon from Hillcrest Rockhampton Private
Hospital has been named Inspirational Woman of the Year
at the Regional Women's Network awards recently held in
In accepting her award, Dr Emilia Dauway said women
deserved the right to standard health care regardless of
"Breast preservation combined with radiation offers a similar survival rate to
mastectomy, but a lot of women are making fear-based decisions," she said. "And for
those who choose mastectomy, women should have the right to breast reconstruction."
Dr Dawuway was formerly the Chief of Breast Surgery and Director of a Breast
Cancer Program in Texas, US, before moving to Central Queensland four years ago to
practice oncologic surgery and educate women in regional areas about breast cancer
Dr Dauway is a strong advocate for mindfulness techniques to restore her patients
‘physically and mentally’.
She often travels straight from a yoga class she teaches in Rockhampton to Hillcrest
Rockhampton Private Hospital, where she attends surgery every two weeks.
"I incorporate mindfulness and yoga into my surgical practice to help those who have
experienced breast cancer live a quality life after treatment," she said.
"It's not only about removing the cancer but restoring the patient physically and
mentally." Dr Dauway also trades within the Centre for Personal Renewal in Gladstone
and co-invented a radioactive seed procedure which localises non-palpable lesions.
Fiona Hebbard, CEO at Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital said Dr Dauway is
extremely socially conscious and she is a founding member of Restore More, a non-profit
organisation that raises awareness and provides funds for reconstructive surgery
for women in areas such as El Salvador, Haiti and Nepal.
RAMSAY FACILITIES CLASSIFIED UNDER
NEW GEOGRAPHIC ZONES
All facilities in Ramsay Australia’s network have been re-classified into four zones to better
balance the number and complexity of sites when it comes to operations.
The regions are defined as Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western.
The Operations Executive Managers for each of the regions will continue to work as a team
to support hospital leaders to deliver Ramsay Australia’s vision, strategy and results.
Lloyd Hill, Operations Executive Manager
• Baringa Private Hospital
• Caboolture Private Hospital
• Cairns Private Hospital (Day Surg, Clinic)
• Caloundra Private Hospital
• Greenslopes Private Hospital
• Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital
• John Flynn Private Hospital
• Nambour Selangor Private Hospital
• New Farm Clinic
• Noosa Hospital
• North West Private Hospital
• Pindara Private Hospital
(Day Centre, Short Street)
• Southport Private Hospital
• St Andrews Ipswich Private Hospital
• Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
Operations Executive Manager
• Armidale Private Hospital
• Berkeley Vale Private Hospital
• Castlecrag Private Hospital
• Coolenberg Day Surgery
• Dudley Private Hospital
• Hunters Hill Private Hospital
• Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
• Mt Wilga Private Hospital
• North Shore Private Hospital
• Northside Cremorne Clinic
• Northside St Leonards Clinic
• Northside Macarthur Clinic
• Northside Wentworthville Clinic
• Port Macquarie Private Hospital
• St George Private Hospital
• Strathfield Private Hospital
• Tamara Private Hospital
• Warners Bay Private Hospital
• Westmead Private Hospital
• Western Sydney Oncology
Greg Hall, Operations Executive Manager
• Albert Rd Clinic
• Albury Wodonga Private Hospital
• Beleura Private Hospital
• Donvale Rehab Hospital
• Figtree Private Hospital
• Frances Perry House
• Glenferrie Private Hospital
• Kareena Private Hospital
• Kingsway Day Surgery
• Lawrence Hargrave Private Hospital
• Linacre Private Hospital
• Masada Private Hospital
• Mildura Base Hospital
• Mitcham Private Hospital
• Murray Valley Private Hospital
• Nowra Private Hospital
• Peninsula Private Hospital
• Shepparton Private Hospital
• Southern Highlands Private Hospital
• The Avenue Hospital
• The Border Cancer Hospital
• Wangaratta Private Hospital
• Warringal Private Hospital
• Waverley Private Hospital
• Wollongong Private Hospital
Operations Executive Manager
• Attadale Rehab Hospital
• Fullarton Private Hospital
• Glengarry Private Hospital
• Hollywood Private Hospital
• Joondalup Health Campus
• Kahlyn Day Centre
• Peel Health Campus
• The Adelaide Clinic
RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICE LAUNCHES
HEALTH SERVICES CHALLENGE IN WA
Joondalup Health Campus has hosted the WA launch of the Australian Red Cross Blood
Service’s Red25 Health Services Blood Challenge.
The Health Services Challenge is a national competition between all health service
organisations in Australia to see who can donate the most blood.
Since 2017, the initiative has helped the Blood Service engage new donors, as well as
driving an increase in overall donations during the challenging winter period.
Former blood product recipient and Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) midwife Justine
McFarlane has been chosen as the face of the 2019 challenge, after losing nearly
80 per cent of her blood during the birth of her fourth child in 2018, following a
complication of pregnancy.
“We will be forever grateful to the beautiful people who donated the blood that saved
me and my baby – and of course the wonderful staff at JHC,” she said.
“This challenge provides businesses with the opportunity to encourage their
employees to donate blood and I’m so pleased to be supporting it and giving back to a
service that helped save my life and my baby’s only a year ago.”
Patient Blood Management Consultant and former HESTA nurse of the year Angie
Monk said the hospital used more than 60 units of blood products every week.
“Nearly 25 per cent of donated blood products are used each week by the Emergency
Department and 14 per cent go to cancer patients,” she said.
She said the rest goes towards treating serious medical issues ranging from pregnancy
complications to immune conditions and heart disease.
One in three Australians will need blood or blood products in their lifetime, but only one
in 30 donates.
HOSPITAL GRAD WINS
A Caboolture Private Hospital graduate nurse
has won the Award of Excellence for Ramsay’s
GradPlus program in 2018.
Katelyn Troman was described as an outstanding graduate registered nurse who
proved she is hard-working, dedicated, honest, reliable and competent in all tasks she
She completed all requirements of the program, remained professional at all times,
and was always respectful to patients, colleagues, visitors and doctors.
Kate is currently being trained by the hospital’s cancer care nursing service to expand
her scope and assist in the day oncology unit.