The Spirit of Christmas
This week, at Epworth Richmond, a Mr Santa Claus was unexpectedly admitted to theatre, suffering from severe abdominal distention, acute pain, and confusion.
Mr Claus did not appear festive at all. As he was administered the anaesthetic, he mumbled something about a Grinch.
Mr Claus required an emergency Candy-Canectomy (an uncommon procedure, but fatal if not performed immediately). He also required a blood transfusion, ventilation & specialised surgical intervention – all which took place in Sim Surgery in the Education Centre on Level 5 Cato Wing.
Mr Claus has now fully recovered and ready for Christmas Day.
It is an annual tradition at Epworth for team members to participate in the competition to decorate our sites with an enthusiastic Christmas flair.
We sat down with Maya, Director of Strategy and Operations, Karla, a Mental Health Social Worker and Rosie, a Clinical Nurse Educator from Epworth Clinic to talk about what it’s like in a day of an in-patient.
A recipe from one of our very own team members for this decadent, delicious English dessert. Perfect for entertaining in winter.
More accurate than the Pap smear the cervical screening test is paving the way forward for prevention and reduction in cervical cancer diagnosis.
It’s the most common type of cancer in women, with 1 in 8 being diagnosed across Victoria alone. It’s time to talk seriously about breast awareness and cancer care.
For many women, losing their hair during cancer treatment can be like losing a part of their identity.
Epworth Healthcare’s wig salon aims to restore these women’s confidence and sense of self as they face the battle of their lives.