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Embedding a data culture in surgical practice.

In a paper recently published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery (1), Quilantang & Hugh describe the challenges involved in the establishment of a centralised and dedicated surgical unit at the Royal North Shore Hospital. The authors believe that the provision of “high-quality relevant and accessible data are the foundations of effective …

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RNSH surgeon; original ‘ANZAC’; a victim of the Influenza pandemic 1919

During the 1919 influenza pandemic, the Royal North Shore Hospital received 534 influenza patients between 28 March and 31 July; 74 of these patients died. Twenty of the nurses contracted influenza, but fortunately, all recovered. One medical practitioner, Dr St Vincent Welch (1881–1919) (DSO, MB ChM 1906), a veteran of Gallipoli and the Somme, tragically …

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NSLHD Celebrates Allied Health Day

Message from Deborah WillcoxChief Executive | Northern Sydney Local Health District Today is Allied Health Professionals Day, a day where we celebrate all of the disciplines which make up allied health and all of the work you do for your patients, our community and your fellow healthcare workers. For more information see the vidoe message from …

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From Opposite Sides of the Trenches – The Founding of the Kolling Institute.

“During the First World War, two young men served with distinction on opposite sides of the battlefields in France. One, William Wilson Ingram (1888–1982) was wounded in action, “mentioned in despatches”, and awarded the Military Cross by the British government. The other, Max Rudolf Lemberg (1896–1975), was awarded the Iron Cross after being wounded in …

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Data Manager Profile: Fenglian Xu

My education, training and interests have been focused on medical science and public health.  Specifically, I hold a Bachelors Degree in Medicine (Xinjiang Medical University, China), a Masters in Medicine and Women’s Health (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China) and a PhD in public health from Curtin University of Technology, WA. Currently, I am …

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Research Guide – Framing a good research question.

by Dr Julian Quinn, The SERT Institute, RNSH. All projects have at their heart a Question that they are designed to answer. Asking the right question is, after all, the first step to solving a problem, but it goes further than that: a good research Question clarifies a project, and helps focus the thinking and …

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