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West Moreton Health update - November 2021

November 23, 2021

Local information at your fingertips

West Moreton Health has developed a new poster with QR codes and quick links to the most used referral and management pathway information. It aims to help GPs ensure that patients access the right care at the right time. The GP Point of Care poster promotes West Moreton Health’s Health Professionals page, Hospital in the Home, West Moreton HealthPathways and Grand Rounds Teams sessions to provide the most up-to-date information and contact points. The poster also provides referral fax lines and phone contacts for the Emergency Department SMO and Specialist Outpatient Department referral enquiries to provide timely advice to GPs and support patient care.Acute Inpatient Dialysis Unit

The new Acute Haemodialysis Unit opened in Ward 7B this month to provide inpatient dialysis at Ipswich Hospital. These two renal beds will enhance clinical safety and consumer comfort as they remove the need to transport inpatients to the unit beside Cribb House for dialysis. This is the first step in a planned expansion of the Acute Haemodialysis Unit in early 2022 as part of West Moreton Health’s master-planned Ipswich Hospital minor works program.

Oncology services at Ipswich Hospital

The Ipswich Hospital Oncology Day Unit provides specialised care to patients with oncological malignancies. The common diagnosis of patients treated in the Oncology Day Unit includes: breast cancer; head and neck cancer; lung cancer; colorectal and gastrointestinal cancer. The new Ipswich Hospital Oncology Day Unit opened in 2021 and has 10 chairs in operation Monday to Friday 8 am – 5.30 pm. The team includes specialist medical oncologists, medical registrars, resident medical officers, specialist pharmacists, nurses (including a Nurse Unit Manager, Clinical Nurse Consultants, Cancer Care Coordinators, clinical nurses and registered nurses), administration officers, social workers, psychologist, dietician and volunteers.

Cancer Care Coordinator contacts:

  • Colorectal: 3810 1418
  • Prostate and Head and Neck Cancers: 3413 7553
  • Lung Cancers: 3413 7555
  • Early Breast Cancers: 3413 7554
  • Metastatic Breast Cancers: 3413 7190/ 0484 398649

Events

Anaemia management seminar - Tuesday, 30 November 2021

GPs are invited to attend the 2021 Iron Meeting to explore the implications and management of iron deficiency and its impact across multiple patient groups.

This free event includes presentations by West Moreton Health GP Liaison Officer Dr Tanusha Ramaloo, Cardiologist Dr Johanne Neill and Senior Obstetrician Associate Professor Kassam Mahomed.

The educational program, sponsored by Vifor Pharma, will combine clinical sessions, research updates and insights into the advances and future directions of care for patients.

It will be held on Tuesday, 30 November, from 6pm to 8.30pm, at the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the Ipswich CBD with dinner provided.

Click here to register

Dementia management Grand Rounds discussion - Friday, 26 November 2021

West Moreton Health invites GPs to join the next Grand Rounds meeting on Friday 26 November at 12.30pm to join an interprofessional team of specialists in geriatrics (geriatrician, pharmacist and nurse) to explore the management of changed behaviours in people with dementia.

To submit a question in advance, click here.

The monthly interactive Grand Rounds meetings also provide an opportunity for West Moreton Health to share updates from the COVID-19 response and vaccination roll-out.

Click here to register

Recorded sessions are available here via the Health Professionals webpage (please use Health Pathways password wmpassword).

For more information, email GP Liaison Officer Dr Tanusha Ramaloo.

For Teams technical support, please call 3447 2960 or email WM_CMO@health.qld.gov.au