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RACS Guidelines on the Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19

Guidelines on the “Preoperative Diagnostic Workup for COVID-19” is now available on the RACS website (1). This rapid review aims to evaluate the literature surrounding the clinical, laboratory and radiological methods that can contribute towards the diagnosis of SARS-Cov-2 —for the purpose of producing evidence-based guidance for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand.

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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.

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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