SUSS Suturing Workshop — a great success!

On Monday the 14th of October, the Clinical Skills Centre at RNSH hosted a Sydney University Surgical Society (SUSS) suturing workshop. It was a great success! Places for the workshop were in high demand, and the students that attended provided very positive feedback. On these grounds, we hope to run a similar event next year! …

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Opening of the Tom Reeve Academic Surgical Clinic

On the 18th of October, we will be celebrating the opening of the Tom Reeve Academic Surgical Clinic. Tom was the inaugural Professor of Surgery at RNSH. Under his leadership, Royal North Shore has grown into a centre of surgical, educational and research excellence.  The purpose of the clinic is to acknowledge and build upon …

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RNSH Hosts a two-day Surgical Skills workshop

In early October, the Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital hosted a two-day Surgical Skills (SURG5031) workshop for 18 students who travelled from as far as Far North Queensland and South Australia. Surgical Skills (SURG5031) is a University of Sydney post-graduate coursework subject offered by the Discipline of Surgery, with …

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RNSH hosts Urological Society (USANZ) training day

On Saturday the 12th of October, The Royal North Shore Hospital hosted a Urology training day for advanced trainees in Urology. The day, which is held every three years, is organised by the State Training Committee of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ). The program which included clinical presentations and written exams …

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NSLHD Launches the 2019-2024 Research Strategy

The plan, which covers the years 2019-2024, was the result of extensive consultation between experts from across the district. Research strategy and partnerships manager Rebeka Tennent helped drive the process, which was made a priority by Chief Executive Deb Willcox. For more information, visit

Did science save China?

As a part of  Nature’s 150-year anniversary collection of publications, Shellen Wu argues that it is an awakening of the spirit of scientific inquiry that has been responsible for the changes that have improved the living standards of this vast nation (Wu, 2019) —  that  “The red thread that runs through China’s past 150 years …

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