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News - 2017

May 2017
Using head and heart (PDF)
The ongoing contributions of our staff through the District’s Workplace Giving program has amounted to a recent donation of $100,000 to the Barbara May Foundation.
22-May-2017

Flower show comes to Rivendell (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District is pleased to announce the inaugural Rivendell Flower Show in the beautiful grounds of Thomas Walker Estate at Concord Hospital on September 23 and 24.
19-May-2017

Getting healthy and active (PDF)
With chronic disease now contributing to more than 70 per cent of the disease burden and predicted to account for half of all deaths by 2020 – the time for action on reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australia is now.
17-May-2017

App wins $65,000 in international competition (PDF)
A team of Sydney clinicians has won $65,000 for developing an app which has increased the number of cancer patients enrolling in clinical trials by 60 per cent.
06-May-2017

What’s next for symposium 2017? (PDF)
Returning this year, the fifth Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium will move to a new home at Carriageworks and once again showcase the latest in medical and health research to address the growing and changing nature of our community’s health needs.
01-May-2017

April 2017
Junior doctor named among peers (PDF)
Dr Jason Boyd has been named the most outstanding junior medical officer at Canterbury Hospital for 2016 and presented with the Geoff Walker Memorial Award.
24-Apr-2017

Don’t let the flu stop you (PDF)
As the cooler weather arrives, staff across the District are preparing for the influenza season.
19-Apr-2017

Robotic training institute opens (PDF)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is now home to the southern hemisphere’s only training centre for robotic surgery.
12-Apr-2017

The next step in a digital hospital (PDF)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s emergency department is the first in NSW to introduce a system where a patient’s vital signs are automatically recorded at the bedside and downloaded to their electronic medical records.
07-Apr-2017

A lifetime of memories (PDF)
Our volunteers are at the heart of all we do here across Sydney Local Health District, and this month we got a chance to thank our RPA team for its tireless efforts behind the scenes.
03-Apr-2017

RPA Hospital offers peritonectomy cancer surgery (PDF)
This month, the state’s second peritonectomy service opened at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, complementing the service available at St George Hospital in Kogarah.
01-Apr-2017

March 2017
Prevention the key on World Oral Health Day (PDF)
After 30 years as a dental therapist, Elizabeth di Meco knows prevention is key, and loves working with children.
20-Mar-2017

BPT OK program (PDF)
We all know the early years are tough for young doctors. We also know that three junior doctors took their own lives in the past few months.
17-Mar-2017

Honouring our volunteers (PDF)
When Rosalie Saunders retired from the steel industry two decades ago she found herself looking for things to do.
16-Mar-2017

Supporting doctors and patients at the Pitch (PDF)
Returning in 2017, the Pitch once again delivered three successful innovation ideas.
14-Mar-2017

Celebrating inspirational women (PDF)
What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by having one of our own take out the highest honours in the state.
08-Mar-2017

Primary health care partnership signed (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District recently signed the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Care Partnership framework agreement.
01-Mar-2017

February 2017
One energy drink dangerous for some, study finds (PDF)
A world-first study has found that having just one to two energy drinks could be life-threatening for some young people with no known history of heart disease.
16-Feb-2017

SLHD part of Fair Day fun again (PDF)
Sydney Local Health District’s Sexual Health Service will join in the fun of the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day in Newtown this weekend.
15-Feb-2017

Better habits for healthy weight (PDF)
If the silly season and the summer holidays have gotten the better of your eating habits, Healthy Weight Week is a reminder to take action.
14-Feb-2017

Forest fun for all the family (PDF)
A visit to the emergency department may be a little less stressful for families with the addition of a colourful children’s play area at Concord Hospital.
01-Feb-2017

January 2017
National recognition for medical heroes (PDF)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has once again been acknowledged through the work of two esteemed clinicians and researchers in the annual Australia Day honours list.
30-Jan-2017

Warm welcome for new intern doctors (PDF)
For registered nurse Maddy van der Leeden (pictured), the halls of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital are already familiar. From this week, she will walk them as a future doctor.
23-Jan-2017

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