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Operating theatre staff thank Dr John Vandervord for 40 years of service to RNSH.

Friday the 26th of June was Associate Professor John Vandervords last operating day at RNSH. A small celebration was held to celebrate his almost 40 years of service to the hospital.

Getting surgery right is more complex than it appears …

Hayes et al. have demonstrated that the implementation of the WHO Safe Surgery checklist is associated with concomitant reductions in the rates of death and complications among patients at least 16 years of age who were undergoing noncardiac surgery in a diverse group of hospitals (2). The Royal Australian College of Surgeons has approved a …

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Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2020 Tom Reeve Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Care.

The Tom Reeve Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cancer Care are offered annually by Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. The award recognises a national leader who has made significant contributions to cancer care. For more information about the award see the COSA website. Nominations close on the 20th July 2020.

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Better university funding arrangements

“On 19 June 2020, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, announced the Job-ready Graduates Package. The package focuses the public investment in higher education on national priorities and ensures the system delivers for students, industry and the community …

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NSLHD Telehealth RedCAP Feedback Survey

On the 16th of June, the RNSH REDCap Administrator was invited to the NSW ACI Telehealth Managers collaborative monthly teleconference to discuss the technical aspects of the telehealth REDCap feedback surveys that have been implemented at NSLHD.

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Commonwealth Coronavirus Elective Surgery Surveillance Program

RNSH is one of the hospitals which will be participating in the Commonwealth Coronavirus Elective Surgery Surveillance Program (1,2). All adult (>18yo) patients, having an elective procedure under general anaesthesia will be asked to participate. The study involves the collection of nasal swabs and blood samples which will be tested for current or past COVID-19 …

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