ELECTIVE SURGERY AT 50%

We have been told we are allowed to operate on private elective patients at a level of 50% from this week. We are not entirely sure of the practicalities of this but we will work this out over the coming weeks with the hospitals setting the guidelines on how this will be measured. Unfortunately we [...

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Our practice manager working in the CFA

Our practice manager Lee is also a CFA volunteer. After the massive storm damage last week he was called out to help clear the roads. He spent hours chainsawing and clearing fallen trees from the local Bellerine area. We are all very grateful to those who volunteer to keep us safe from natural disa...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY STILL LIMITED

Currently elective surgery is limited to category 1 and 2a surgeries (urgent only) . We have not been notified when this will change from the department of health, or what parameters are being used, but we still have many COVID cases in ICU and a second peak is expected after lockdown easing. We exp...

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ELECTIVE SURGERY FURTHER REDUCED

Thanks to our rising coronvirus health crisis our Geelong Hospitals are full of Melbourne coronavirus patients and are under massive stress. Whilst everyone deserves treatment with dignity and respect this consume significant resources and thus displaces other patient’s care. With rising cases...

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Prof Page awarded major international research grant

Prof Richard Page is delighted to announce the a major international collaborative grant (NHMRC-NIHR) with colleagues in Australia and the UK to assess the best type of total shoulder replacement for shoulder arthritis for patients with a specific shaped glenoid (or socket).  Fellow Geelong Orthopa...

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Elective surgery to be reduced from Oct 11 in Geelong

Thanks to rising covid cases and Geelong taking Melbourne’s COVID overflow we will be forced to reduce elective surgery from Oct 11 by order of the department of health by 50%. The exact details of this are still to be worked out. This crisis is likely to go on for months and we urge everyone ...

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Elective surgery will be reduced

It is with disappointment for our patients that we received a notification from the Department of Health that elective surgery will be reduced in Melbourne. As Geelong is being asked to take Melbourne COVID patients we will likely be included. Sadly our Geelong ICU is filling up already with Melbour...

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Prof Page first to publish radial head replacement series with unique outcome

Prof Page has just had an article published that highlights a unique complication of radial head replacement with a pyrocarbon bearing surface. This is a specially smooth surface, but is more brittle than the traditional metal joint replacements. One of our patients was tackled playing football and ...

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