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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Prof Page publishes the annual Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry report – Drive and ride safely everyone!

Prof Page is the upper limb lead surgeon of the Victorian orthopaedics trauma outcomes registry called VOTOR. It tracks the causes and outcomes of patients who are admitted to hospital for trauma in Victoria. We would like to acknowledge Prof Pages great work in this area. Trauma remains a significa...

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“The best way to protect younger kids for now is to ensure as many adults as possible are fully vaccinated.”

Vaccination is a critical component of managing our COVID outbreak. You may have noted that more children are being infected by the delta variant. However, vaccination for children remains an area of research. This article from paediatrician Ass.Prof Wood nicely summarises the research going on in c...

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“Getting high vaccination coverage will be the game changer”

Australia is now widely exposed to the coronavirus. NSW has given up getting to zero , and and will eventually expose the entire nation to covid. Multiple hospitals are affected, ICU capacity is falling, and non essential surgery has ceased. This is a vision of what will happen in Vic if we do not s...

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