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Redland Hospital has seen the further development of its general surgical services over the last 12 months with five general surgeons now on staff and a sixth commencing in April 2017 after time spent working in a tertiary hospital in London, England.
The scope of surgical operations at Redland Hospital has expanded to include larger and more complex hernia repairs, laparoscopic cholecystectomies and some major bowel surgery including right sided hemicolectomies as well as a new breast and endocrine surgical services.
Redland Hospital surgical services articulate with tertiary services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital and internal referral will be given to any patients or services that cannot be provided locally.
With two BreastSurgANZ accredited breast and general surgeons Dr David Messer and Dr Peverill on staff at Redland Hospital, patients now have access to a wider range of surgical services locally.
Surgeon Dr Heidi Peverill said Redland Hospital’s breast care service had the capability to review both male and female adult clients undergoing investigations for cancer of the breast and other breast diseases.
“A patient can receive their treatment here at Redland Hospital from diagnosis, care from the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and receive their management plan; whether that is hormonal therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy that is managed through our partnership with the Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Metro South oncology service.”
Dr Peverill said with one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer, it was important that Bayside women, and men, were aware their local public hospital offered a wide range of breast care services as well as more surgical services that historically offered.
The BreastSurgANZ Society formed in 2010 with members managing around 90 per cent of women with early breast cancer in Australia and New Zealand and is committed to improving patient care through monitoring the quality of care provided by all members; facilitating research into new treatments that improve cure rates and improving quality of life.
“It is great that our patients can be treated closer to home, avoiding long drives to other hospitals and establishing a support network in their own local community,” she said.
Dr Peverill said a Clinical Nurse Consultant and Breast Care Nurse at Redland Hospital also provided emotional support and relevant information to patients throughout their pre and post-surgery journey.
Anyone with questions about the Redland Hospital services can contact 3488 3633.