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St Andrew's rated one of the best by patients
St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital has been rated as being in the top 12 per cent of private hospitals in the 151 to 300 beds category in a patient survey.
In the survey conducted by Press Ganey, St Andrew's was also rated in the top 17 per cent of all hospitals surveyed in Australia.
St Andrew's rated one of the best by patients (240.83 kB)
Andrew Barron, St Andrew's General Manager: "This is another notable success for our hospital, achieved thanks to the efforts, dedication and commitment of our staff to our patients."
St Andrew’s first in the Southern Hemisphere to use new “GPS” technology for safer heart procedures
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital became the first hospital not only in Australia, but in the Asia-Pacific region and Southern Hemisphere, to acquire ground-breaking technology which provides a safer way for patients to undergo heart procedures by dramatically reducing radiation.
St Andrew’s first in the Southern Hemisphere to use new “GPS” technology for safer heart procedures (324.79 kB)
Dr John Hayes, right, is pictured with Dr Philip Sommer and the new technology which will provide a safer way for patients to undergo heart procedures
Developing Queensland's first private Hybrid Theatre
Work has now started on St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s multi-million dollar theatre redevelopment project which includes the upgrade of several theatres and creation of a new Hybrid Theatre which allows surgeons to perform highly complex surgery in minimally invasive ways.
Theatres Redevelopment Project (155.74 kB)
“St Andrew’s is a special place” – Service of Appointment for Andrew Barron
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is “a special place with incredibly strong values underpinning everything we do” – that was the message from the hospital’s new General Manager Andrew Barron at his Service of Appointment ceremony held on Thursday 7 November.
“St Andrew’s is a special place” – Service of Appointment for Andrew Barron (150.45 kB)
Andrew, third from right, is pictured with, from left, Richard Royle, Executive Director for UnitingCare Health, Anne Cross, Chief Executive Officer for UnitingCare Queensland, his mum Jenny, wife Hallie and Rev Kaye Ronalds, Moderator Queensland Synod, Uniting Church Australia.
Queensland first: St Andrew's offers innovative asthma therapy
People with chronic asthma will benefit from an innovative new treatment available at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital which has been shown in clinical trials to substantially reduce severe asthma attacks and hospital emergency visits.
Queensland first: St Andrew’s offers innovative asthma therapy (330.46 kB)
Dr Samuel Kim performs the innovative bronchial thermoplasty procedure
Rare life-saving surgery success at St Andrew's
In remarkable rare surgery, four leading specialists from St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital combined to perform a pro bono operation to remove a life-threatening tumour from behind Vebui Bala's right eye.
Rare life-saving surgery success at St Andrew's (133.45 kB)
Pictured are Vebui Bala following his life-saving surgery, and Professor Tim Sullivan.
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital appoints new GM
Highly experienced health administrator Andrew Barron has been appointed General Manager of St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital.
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital appoints new GM (205.04 kB)
Hospital staff stride out for health
More than 300 St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital and Wesley Hospital doctors, nurses and other staff are putting their best feet forward, and promoting health and fitness by taking part in The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane this weekend.
Pictured are, from left, Beth Sewell, PA to the Director of Nursing; Andrew Barron, Acting General Manager; Sinead Glynn, Registered Nurse; and Kate Byrne, Speech Pathologist.
Hospital staff stride out for health (84.99 kB)
Art supports healing at St Andrew's
St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital's art strategy was nominated for the Private Hospital Association of Queensland's 2013 Innovative Practice in the Private Sector Award. At St Andrew's, art is more than just an adornment - it has the power to promote healing.
Pictured are Dr Philip Hall and Director of Corporate Services Andrew Barron at the Awards Ceremony.
Art supports healing at St Andrew’s (196.39 kB)
Q&A’s Tony Jones to help thrash out issues facing GPs in Queensland
Key challenges facing the health sector will be thrashed out at a unique Q&A forum for doctors to be hosted by UnitingCare Health hospitals, the Wesley and St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in July.
Q&A’s Tony Jones to help thrash out issues facing GPs in Queensland (139.06 kB)
St Andrew's receives International Healthcare Organisation Award
St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital has been crowned International Healthcare Organisation of 2013, Quarter Two - only the second Australian hospital to win the prestigious Studer Group Award.
Lysanda Hollands, Director of Studer Group, Australia, is pictured presenting the award to St Andrew's General Manager Dr Ian England.
St Andrew's Receives International Healthcare Organisation Award (149.95 kB)
Praise for staff following busiest day in St Andrew's history
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital staff were praised after the hospital experienced its busiest day in history on Wednesday 12 June.
Praise for staff following busiest day in St Andrew’s history (217.63 kB)
Major theatre project including new Hybrid Theatre at St Andrew’s
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital has embarked on a major redevelopment of its operating theatres, including the installation of a new Hybrid Theatre that will enable surgeons to perform highly complex surgery in minimally invasive ways.
Major theatre project including new Hybrid Theatre at St Andrew’s (145.7 kB)
Artwork Donation to St Andrew’s Art Collection will help patients
A fabulous artwork was presented to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s Art Collection on 29 May that will help contribute to patients' recovery.
Leigh Park, the artists' sister, is pictured presenting the artwork ‘Conceptacle 2005’ to St Andrew's General Manager Dr Ian England and the hospital’s honorary art curator, Gynaecologist Dr Philip Hall.
Artwork Donation to St Andrew’s Art Collection will help patients (213.04 kB)
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital launches Pelvic Medicine Centre
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital has officially launched its multidisciplinary Pelvic Medicine Centre dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of pelvic floor conditions.
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital launches Pelvic Medicine Centre (222.67 kB)
International Women’s Day Art Exhibition at St Andrew’s
A stunning new art collection is now on display at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital following the opening of The Art From The Margins’ International Women’s Day Exhibition on Friday 8 March.
International Women’s Day Art Exhibition at St Andrew’s (144.1 kB)
Hypotheticals mastermind to probe medical ethics in Brisbane
On Saturday 16 March, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane will host an evening for GPs with the prominent human rights lawyer, academic, author and broadcaster. Mr Robertson will lead an expert panel in a discussion of how medical advancements are changing the ethical and moral landscape for doctors and patients.
Hypotheticals mastermind to probe medical ethics in Brisbane (141.58 kB)
Improving our Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency should be a priority for us all and UnitingCare Health has identified a number of initiatives which will ensure our hospitals improve their performance in this area.
Improving our Energy Efficiency (101.11 kB)
Day surgery renovations now complete
More privacy, space and efficiency are the key improvements to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s newly renovated Surgical Admissions Lounge according to the Day Surgery Team.
Day Surgery renovations now complete (90.63 kB)
Congratulations to St Andrew's Neurologist Professor Peter Silburn on Australia Day Honour
UnitingCare Queensland and UnitingCare Health have congratulated world-leading Brisbane neurologist Professor Peter Silburn, who has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours.
Congratulations to St Andrew’s Neurologist Professor Peter Silburn on Australia Day Honour (65.19 kB)
Day Surgery renovations will improve service provision to patients
Renovations to improve the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital's Day Surgery area and service provision to patients will take place between Monday 7 and Friday 18 January.
Day Surgery renovations will improve service provision to patients (32.95 kB)
Cutting-edge blade a breakthrough for cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implant surgery
St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital cardiologists are the first in the Asia-Pacific region to trial an advanced electrode ‘scalpel’ in cardiac implantable device surgery.
Cutting-edge blade a breakthrough for cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator implant surgery (216.25 kB)
Advanced cardiac CT scanning, with light and sound, now at St Andrew’s Hospital
Leading cardiologists based at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane are the first in Queensland to install a state-of-the-art cardiac CT scanner to investigate patients for coronary artery disease.
Advanced cardiac CT scanning, with light and sound, now at St Andrew’s Hospital (213.95 kB)
Susan Farlow and Emergency Centre are our Award Winners for 2012
Susan Farlow and our Emergency Centre Department were crowned St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s award winners of 2012
Susan Farlow and Emergency Centre are our Staff Award Winners for 2012 (36.22 kB)
The healing power of art
Art in hospitals is not rare but it may seem surprising for a hospital to launch a new art collection when it has been successfully providing
patient care for more than 50 years.
The healing power of art (218.95 kB)
Read more about St Andrew's Volunteers - Pat Slattery and Ross Gault - as they're profiled in Brisbane News.
Unsung heroes (215.88 kB)
Award for ensuring care extends beyond the hospital
PROVIDING vital support to both patients and clinical areas led to a staff achievement award for St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital’s discharge coordinators team.
Award for ensuring care extends beyond the hospital (32.16 kB)
St Andrew’s doctor reaches out to Papua New Guinea islanders
A MEDICAL mission by Brisbane doctor and Paddington resident Dr Mark Dalton to help the residents of Papua New Guinea’s Ali Island set up a much needed health clinic got off to an unusual start.
St Andrew’s doctor reaches out to Papua New Guinea islanders (39.8 kB)
Queensland Health Minister visits St Andrew’s
Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg praised St Andrew’s staff and facilities after visiting the hospital on Thursday 6 September.
Queensland Health Minister visits St Andrew’s (208.43 kB)
From left: UnitingCare Health Executive Director Richard Royle, Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, Director of Nursing Rosemarie
White and General Manager Dr Ian England
Brisbane specialists reach out to Hervey Bay and Wide Bay GPs
Specialists from Brisbane are reaching out to GPs in the Hervey Bay and Wide Bay areas as part of an effort to support doctors on the 'coal face' of health care in Queensland.
Brisbane specialists reach out to Hervey Bay and Wide Bay GPs (208.96 kB)
500th deep brain stimulation surgery performed by remarkable Brisbane specialists
The world-renowned team of neurologist Professor Peter Silburn and neurosurgeon Associate Professor Terry Coyne have together performed their 500th Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) operation at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane.
500th deep brain stimulation surgery performed by remarkable Brisbane specialists (219.21 kB)
St Andrew’s Nuclear Medicine installs state-of-the-art SPECT/CT scanner
Queensland Diagnostic Imaging (QDI) Nuclear Medicine at St Andrew’s has installed a new Siemens Symbia T16 SPECT/CT scanner. The scanner provides both diagnostic CT and SPECT studies in a single system making examinations easier on patients and preventing days of uncertainty as they wait for test results.
St Andrew’s Nuclear Medicine installs state-of-the-art SPECT/CT scanner (212.88 kB)
Urology services boosted
St Andrew’s has invested $330,000 in new urology instrumentation and equipment, including flexible cystoscopes, resectoscopesand ureteroscopes, for the recommencement of specialist urology services.
Urology services boosted (208.48 kB)
Back in Balance
St Andrew’s Back in Balance Falls Prevention Program aims to improve strength and balance as well as increase awareness of the risks of falling, and strategies to prevent falls.
Back in balance (212.83 kB)