Preventing hair loss possible for chemotherapy patients

The Cancer Centre at St John of God Murdoch Hospital has purchased a scalp cooling system, DigniCap®, to help prevent hair loss for patients while they are undergoing certain chemotherapy. Oncologist Daphne Tsoi says individuals are different in terms of how they feel about losing their hair through chemotherapy. “Some of our patients don’t mind […]

Reaching out for good mental health

Throughout Mental Health Week in mid-October, St John of God Murdoch Community Mental Health reached out to the community to encourage people to seek help if they need it. Social Outreach Manager Stephanie Jones says Mental Health Week provided a great opportunity to encourage openness about mental health issues, as well as get the word […]

Annual Carols by Candlelight a joyous evening

Researcher’s care for patient outcomes recognised

Dr Gail Ross-Adjie, Nurse Researcher from St John of God Murdoch Hospital, has been selected as a finalist in the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards for her outstanding contribution to research in health care. “I am honoured to have my work recognised and I feel that we have made great strides in helping to […]

Study examines FIFO mums’ needs

Researchers at the St John of God Murdoch Hospital’s Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research have embarked on a study to discover if new mothers who are fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers or whose partners are FIFO workers, have the same needs as those who are not FIFO workers. The study will involve focus groups and surveys […]

Weekly recycling initiative provides benefits for many

The team at St John of God Murdoch Hospital has joined forces with the WA Ostomy Association in Mt Lawley to use the hospital’s recyclable materials to help transport medical devices used for stomas. After volunteering at the Association, Stomal Therapy Nurse Kate Brereton realised instead of disposing of its plastics, including bubble wrap and […]

Videos to support patients through cancer treatment

Researchers at St John of God Murdoch Hospital are creating a series of informative videos to help cancer patients live well during and after treatment. Professor Leanne Monterosso says the videos will be developed from feedback from interviews and study groups in which patients were asked about their experiences of having treatment and recovering from […]

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