2016 02 The Ramsay Way Joondalup Nurse is Australia’s Nurse of the Year facebook.com/ramsayhealth twitter.com/ramsayhealth Ramsay Health Care Corporate Newsletter JOONDALUP NURSE IS AUSTRALIA’S NURSE OF THE YEAR RAMSAY MD SPEAKS AT ICHOM CONFERENCE IN LONDON 01 03 OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW REHAB AT MASADA NEW TECHNOLOGY A WELCOME DISTRACTION FOR YOUNG PATIENTS 05 07 www.ramsayhealth.com NORTH SHORE PRIVATE JOINS GLOBAL SPINAL RESEARCH PROGRAM WESTERN SYDNEY CANCER PATIENTS GET MORE FOR THEIR TREATMENT 08 10 LASER IS ALL GO AT SHEPPARTON 25 YEARS OF CARDIAC SURGERY... AT STRATHFIELD PRIVATE 13 15 MAN OF COURAGE REMEMBERED RAMSAY TRIATHLETES COMPETE IN CORPORATE TRIATHLON 21 23 RAMSAY/ROTARY DONATIONS PROGRAM CONTINUES STRONGLY BAXTER AND RAMSAY SIGN DEAL FOR CHEMOTHERAPY COMPOUNDING 17 19 A Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) nurse has been named Nurse of the Year for her ground-breaking work reducing blood loss during surgery. Patient Blood Management Clinical Nurse Manager Angie Monk was named Nurse of the Year at the recent 2016 HESTA Nursing Awards. Angie was recognised for her leadership qualities and her work developing an innovative Patient Blood Management (PBM) Program that improves outcomes for patients undergoing surgery involving significant blood loss. Ramsay Australia CEO Danny Sims said it was wonderful recognition for Angie who has been a JHC nurse since 1997. “Angie oversees one of the best private programs in blood management in Australia and has been previously recognised by the WA Nursing Excellence Awards,” said Danny. “She is a very worthwhile recipient." JHC Chief Executive Officer Kempton Cowan said he was incredibly proud of Angie. “Her advocacy and leadership has resulted in hospitals Australia-wide looking to Joondalup Health Campus and modelling their blood management programs on the JHC program.” Angie described the PBM program as a new paradigm in medicine which focuses on treating patients pre-operatively to improve blood loss in surgery. “It has been shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce complications, improve recovery time and result in shorter length of stay in hospital – and has already significantly reduced the transfusion rate in orthopaedic surgery,” she said. Angie was the first Blood Management Consultant to be appointed to the WA private sector and her work has resulted in a 15 per cent reduction in the need for blood transfusions at JHC. “Undiagnosed preoperative anaemia is common in elective surgical patients and is associated with increased complications and a greater likelihood of transfusion,” Angie said. “Low iron levels commonly cause anaemia – this is why we need to check iron stores before surgery and replenish them so the patient is in optimum condition prior to surgery. Essentially we are helping the body be its own blood bank. “We know that the best and safest blood for patients is their own circulating blood, which makes PBM preferable to blood transfusions.” (see interview with Angie, page 20) Joondalup Health Campus Nurse Angie Monk takes out HESTA Nurse of the Year Award 2016. NEWS continued page 6 RAMSAY NURSE AWARDEES 2016 • HESTA Nurse of the Year – Angie Monk, Joondalup Health Campus • HESTA Outstanding Graduate Award Finalists – Thembie Ndebele & Ashleigh Morris, St Andrew's Private • WA Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Awards – Jemma Freegard & Donna Cook, Peel Health Campus St George Private a Cut Above St George Private Hospital unveiled its multi-million dollar redevelopment in June, adding 35 new beds to the 280 bed facility; a new CCU renovation, a dedicated new oncology ward and three ultra-modern theatres. L to R: Ramsay Health Care CEO Mr Christopher Rex; MP for Barton Mr Nickolas Varvaris; Ramsay Australia CEO Mr Danny Sims, Ramsay Health Care Chairman Mr Michael Siddle and far right St George Private CEO Mr Peter Ridley with staff at the opening.
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