DEVELOPMENTS New Farm Clinic set to become Ramsay’s largest NEW FARM CLINIC WILL GROW TO A 128 BED FACILITY MAKING IT RAMSAY HEALTH CARE’S LARGEST STANDALONE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY & ONE OF THE LARGEST PRIVATE MENTAL HEALTH UNITS IN AUSTRALIA, FOLLOWING BOARD APPROVAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TWO NEW WINGS AT THE CLINIC IN BRISBANE. In total, the development includes 56 new private patient accommodation rooms. The Clinic take the opportunity to convert a number of existing shared rooms to private accommodation meaning 100% of rooms at the Clinic will be private rooms with ensuites, and resulting in a total net gain of 39 rooms with this development. New Farm Clinic is a purpose-built mental health care facility that has been in its current location for almost 30 years. It provides contemporary mental health care for the South East Queensland and broader Queensland community. 4 The Ramsay Way - 2015 | 01 Clinic CEO Ken Craig said since its establishment, the Clinic had been committed to ensuring that quality mental health care was available and accessible to people with a mental illness. “Today, Brisbane is experiencing a growing demand for mental health services and this development will meet this increased demand,” Ken said. The Clinic is one of few private mental health facilities providing mental health services to 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 mental illness providing high quality care, counselling and support. The Clinic provides a significant range of services to mental health patients and in some cases is leading the way in mental health treatment in Queensland – for example: • New Farm Clinic has a 10 bed inpatient eating disorder program which is the largest in Queensland. This program is the only private inpatient eating disorder service available in the State. • New Farm Clinic specialises in the management of depression and anxiety and runs both inpatient and day patient programs to assist people suffering from these mental illnesses. • New Farm Clinic is the major treatment centre for Australian Defence Force personnel suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One Year Anniversary for St Andrew’s Cardiac Laboratory JANUARY MARKED THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMPLETION OF ST ANDREW’S CARDIAC CATHETER LABORATORY WITH THE FIRST PROCEDURE PERFORMED ON WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2014. The laboratory was utilised for diagnostic angiography during the first eight months post completion. In September 2014, St Andrew’s was granted permission to perform interventional procedures and the laboratory now offers the full range of interventional and diagnostic services with over 300 procedures being performed to date. developed by Toshiba; enabling doctors to Hospital CEO Chris Went said the hospital instantaneously monitor and minimise now had a dedicated cardiac oncall roster patient radiation and exposure, reducing the with 10 local cardiologist participating. risk of skin injury. “We have currently two interventional “We are so proud of the Cath lab team and cardiologists performing stents in our lab the services we are now able to provide out of our groups, with a further pacemaker locally in Ipswich,” Chris said. specialist rounding out our team.” “The on-call roster our locally based The laboratory features Toshiba’s Infinix-I cardiologists provide for St Andrews has Floor mounted System with Dose Tracking been very well received by both local GPs Technology to improve patient safety. The and the public hospital close by.” Dose Tracking System (DTS) is one of 41 “The patient feedback on their care in our leading dose management technologies lab has been exceptional.” St Andrew’s continues to expand its cardiac services and has newly registered to become one of the first facilities in Queensland to join the Heart Foundation’s ‘New Start Program’; providing important patient support and follow-up post discharge. The establishment of St Andrew’s Ipswich Cardiac Catheter Laboratory was an important milestone for the Ipswich and West Moreton Region; eliminating the need for patients to travel to Brisbane for cardiac angiography. Champion golfer chooses Pindara for birth of new baby Professional golfer Adam Scott and his wife Marie Kojzar have announced the arrival of their new daughter Bo Vera Scott born at Ramsay’s Gold Coast facility Pindara Private Hospital on 15 February 2015. The pair thanked obstetrician, Dr Michael Flynn and the team at Pindara Private Hospital. Adam is currently ranked No. 5 in the world following the Australian PGA on the Gold Coast in mid December. Artist impressions of the proposed new development at New Farm Clinic as it will look from the street. Lorina Le Blanc, Nurse Unit Manager Cardiac Catheter Laboratory with Chris Jung, Director of Clinical Services, Jacqueline Lee, Karen Birch, Sarah Jones & Toni Vuzem, Cardiac Catheter Laboratory Nurses.
The Ramsay Way - Autumn 2015
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