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.
When feeling unwell, it can be difficult to determine the appropriate measures for your recovery. You will likely have many questions - do I need to stay home from work? Should I visit a GP? Do I need to go to the emergency department?
Recipes brought to you by the Epworth team. Seafood paella, easiest to cook on the BBQ to ensure you get that all important crust.
Margaret McKelvie started volunteering at Epworth HealthCare after the death of her husband in April last year.
For Margaret, it was an opportunity to give back to the hospital and staff that had cared for her husband until his final days.
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