Waverley set to open new development A $16 million redevelopment of Waverley Private Hospital will be unveiled on Tuesday 20 December by Monash City Council Mayor Rebecca Patterson and Ramsay Health Care Managing Director Chris Rex. Waverley Private Hospital has been serving the local community for over 45 years with comprehensive medical, surgical and maternity services. This new major development will expand the hospital’s operating capacity with two additional state-of-the-art theatres equipped with the latest technology bringing the total number of operating theatres to seven. A new day procedure centre and 32 new private rooms with ensuites are also included in this latest development as well as a new reception and admissions area. During the development, many of the existing shared accommodation rooms were converted to private accommodation. A new onsite doctors’ consulting suite complex will also opened as part of the development. Waverley Private Acting CEO Austin Wills said the new development would assist the hospital to meet the growing demand for services. 6 The Ramsay Way 2016 | 04 24/7 Pharmacy opens at St George Sydney’s second 24 hour pharmacy opened at St George Private Hospital in December, offering the local community face-to-face contact with clinically trained pharmacists when they need it most. “The 24-hour pharmacy will serve to support the provision of patient services, not just to St George Private Hospital, but also to support the local area services such as the public ED and the newly renovated after hours GP service in the hospital,” said Ramsay Pharmacy Group Chief Executive Officer Peter Giannopoulos. The GP After Hours Service is open evenings (7pm- 10pm) and Saturdays (1pm-9pm) and offers bulk-billing for children under 16 years, aged pensioners and veterans’ affairs concession card holders. RAMSAY CONTRACT AT PEEL EXTENDED Ramsay Health Care will continue managing Peel Heath Campus after its contract was extended for another five years. A statement from the State Government said the decision would ensure continuity of service and save taxpayers an estimated $13 million. Health Minister John Day said the five-year contract extension, which starts in mid-2018, reflected the State Government’s commitment to delivering high-quality services while reducing costs. “Peel Health Campus is a vital part of the hospital network and provides essential health services in one of our most dynamic regions,” Mr Day said. “I am confident Ramsay Health Care will continue to provide high-quality services to the Peel community over the extended term of the contract at a price which represents value for money to the State. Ramsay took over the management of Peel Health Campus in 2013 after the previous contractor, Health Solutions, was the subject of a government inquiry nin 2012 over allegations of fraud and workplace bullying. Mr Day said regular service reviews would continue to address the changing health care needs of the Peel community. “The contract extension also gives us the opportunity to review and finalise clinical service planning based on the region’s projected long-term health care requirements,” he said. L-R Ramsay Albury CEO Doug McRae; Ramsay Australia Chief Operating Officer Kate Munnings; Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley; Ramsay Deputy Chairman Peter Evans & Ramsay Director Kerry Roxburgh. Ground-breaking impotency surgery at Linacre Private In post radical prostatectomy 70% of males suffer from erectile dysfunction, regardless of surgical method. Prof Chris Coombs (Plastic Surgeon) and Mr David Dangerfield (Urological Surgeon) are the first in Australia and 2nd world wide to complete a new and novel procedure at Linacre Private Hospital which looks at offering men potency post radical prostatectomy. The surgeons take nerve grafts from the leg (a procedure familiar in plastic surgery), connect them to the nerves in the groin and them implant them into the penis. Prof Coombs and Mr Dangerfield have performed this procedure on 15 patients and 65% return erectile function within 1-2 years. A Brazilian surgeon, of whom is the only other surgeon completing this surgery, has demonstrated similar results. This operation is the only thing that can offer spontaneous erectile function in patients with impotency post radical prostatectomy. Prof Coombs and Mr Dangerfield have chosen to complete this ground breaking medical procedure at Linacre Private Hospital. Linacre CEO Austin Wills said ‘this is just another example of the great work being done every day by the team here at Linacre.’ DEVELOPMENT NEWS Border Cancer Hospital official opening The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre (AWRCC) was officially opened on Wednesday 16 November 2016 by Federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley, her Victorian counterpart Jill Hennessy and MPs Greg Aplin (Albury), Cathy McGowan (Indi) and Bill Tilley (Benambra). Ramsay Health Care is the provider of hospital services at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre. Ramsay Health Care who has provided hospital and health care services in Albury Wodonga for almost 40 years, operates The Border Cancer Hospital, located onsite within the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre facility. The $65 million Cancer Centre is a purpose built integrated cancer facility which provides best practice cancer care through a public / private partnership with Albury Wodonga Health for patients in the Albury Wodonga and surrounding areas. Servicing both public and private cancer patients, The Border Cancer Hospital consists of a 28 chair day oncology ward and a 30 bed inpatient oncology ward, over two levels. The onsite medical consulting suites and radiotherapy centre are in close proximity ensuring a seamless experience for patients.
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