Australian Medical Specialists To Visit Solomons

The visit is funded by AusAID and arranged by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The team of Dr Brian Costello (surgeon), Dr Anthony White (anaesthetist), Mr Simon Davies (audiologist) and Denise Whelan (nurse) will provide free consultations and treatment for Solomon Islanders between 4 14 February 2013. Patients with ear and hearing problems, tonsil, throat and neck conditions, as well as nasal and sinus problems may be treated by the medical team. Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Matt Anderson said the annual ENT visit gives Solomon Islanders the chance for specialist consultations and treatment not available in country. They provide specialist advice and treatment not generally available in Honiara as well as provide local staff with a great training opportunity, Mr Anderson said. They make a difference to the people they treat and operate on and they also boost the skills of the local surgeons, doctors and nurses at the hospital, Mr Anderson said. The ENT visit is one of several specialist medical visits made every year to Solomon Islands and is an important part of the Australian aid program to Solomon Islands. The Australian Government currently funds around 50 surgical team visits to Pacific Island countries every year to fill gaps in local medical services and provides on-the-job training to local medical staff. For more information about the visit and screening to see the medical team, contact the surgical department at the National Referral Hospital.

the full details http://www.solomontimes.com/news/australian-medical-specialists-to-visit-solomons/7477

Neonatal specialist named ACT Australian of the Year

Neonatal specialist Zsuzsoka Kecskes was named as the ACT Australian of the Year in a ceremony at the National Arboretum.

The reality is there are many Melbourne medical specialists qualified and available for appointments, but GPs and hospitals often only recommend a small proportion of specialists who already have really long waiting lists it just seems inefficient for all parties. http://www.ineedaspecialist.com.au/ When it comes to health, an area where inefficiencies could mean life or death, Darren believed something more should be done to show patients how to see a specialist faster . Thats why he created I Need A Specialist (INAS), a free website that provides a fast and easy way to search for Australias leading healthcare specialists and request an appointment online. I Need A Specialist offers full access to a community of Australias leading healthcare specialists, who can be easily found with search options such as specialty, suburb, hospital name etc. giving Aussies real choice and peace of mind when it comes to selecting the right healthcare specialist for their family. Darren says, Many of the patients that contact us looking for a medical specialist have a wait of 3-6 months for their appointments by a GP referred specialist, and since we launched the I Need A Specialist service, the wait time for appointments has only ever been between 1 day and two weeks so using this service has quite literally changed lives. http://www.ineedaspecialist.com.au/ Melissa from Doreen, Victoria was also looking for a specialist doctor online and found one at I Need A Specialist. She says, I cant tell you how thankful I am! I am crying right now! Thank you! You have saved my daughters life. Brendan Thomson from Plenty, Victoria found the Melbourne medical specialists he needed with the help of I Need A Specialist. He says, I recently needed to find two specialists for different issues. Both appointments were made very promptly and I have been booked in for procedures at a local private hospital. Thanks for making it so easy.

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Looking for a Specialist Doctor Made Easier & Faster with New Melbourne Medical Specialists Search Website

“We need to look after them and look after the families that care for them in the future and they will grow up to be the Australians that shape this nation.” Dr Kecskes’ research into babies who have suffered a loss of oxygen during birth continues to guide the treatment of newborns around the world. The Clinical Director of Neonatology also helped design and develop the recently built neonatal intensive care unit at Canberra’s new Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. Supporting servicemen and women Veterans’ campaigner Graham Walker has been awarded the ACT Senior Australian of the Year 2014 title for his work supporting returned servicemen and women. Mr Walker served for 21 years in the Army including the Indonesian Confrontation and the Vietnam War. During the 1980s, Mr Walker worked with the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia, to help thousands of veterans to receive their entitlements. He also advised governments, authored research and campaigned for the official history of the chemical Agent Orange to be rewritten. Now aged 74, Mr Walker hopes his support will ensure that the Vietnam veterans’ story is faithfully captured for future generations. Increased access The ACT Young Australian of the Year 2014 is a disability advocate keen to break down the barriers. Photo: ACT Young Australian of the Year winner Huy Nguyen is passionate about improving building accessibility for people in wheelchairs. (ABC News) Huy Nguyen, 29, was born in Vietnam and contracted polio when he was 18 months old. Since then he has used a wheelchair to get around and is passionate about engineering designs to assist people with disabilities to access buildings. Mr Nguyen is the founder of Enable Canberra, an online resource which helps people to plan their visits to Canberra’s national institutions. He has also taken his unique perspective overseas as the founder of Enable Development. Mr Nguyen has facilitated disability programs in the Solomon Islands and Timor Leste to help break down the barriers stopping people with physical challenges from moving about. A special mother This year’s ACT Local Hero is a woman who has adopted four children with special needs. Patricia (Trish) Mowbray, 53, originally trained as a special education teacher but gave up work to care fulltime for adopted son Luke who was born with down syndrome.

see it here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-04/act-australian-of-the-year-recipient-announced/5068880

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