Specialist palliative care provider, HammondCare, has been commissioned by the Sydney North Primary Health Network to provide quality End of Life Care education and training for staff working in residential aged care across Northern Sydney.
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An independent evaluation of pain management services across NSW has identified Greenwich Hospital as a leader in reducing patient’s experience of chronic pain and their dependency on medication.
HammondCare’s Braeside Hospital will become a leader in healthcare sustainability with the installation of a new state-of-the-art solar power system which will supply at least 10 per cent of the hospital’s electricity needs.
General Manager for HammondCare Health and Hospitals, Stewart James, today congratulated Senior Staff Specialist, Dr Friedbert Kohler, on his recent appointment as President of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).
More than 70 per cent of people referred to a new community palliative care service in NSW have fulfilled their wish of dying at home, according to latest figures released in National Palliative Care Week.
HammondCare has partnered with Woman and Leadership Australia (WLA) and Monash University to further develop the leadership skills of nine current and future female leaders within its health and hospitals division.
Hobart nurses working in general practice will today take part in a national program that gives nurses the skills to talk to older patients and patients with chronic and debilitating conditions about planning for their end of life and death.
HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd, has backed moves to change the current Aged Care Funding Instrument, announced in the 2016 Budget, calling for it to be simplified, with an increased focus on wellness, but backing away from the idea of external assessment of resident needs.
The message from this year's Braeside Games guest speaker, John Garbutt, was one of hope: “Life doesn’t finish despite having a disability.”
HammondCare Chief Executive Dr Stephen Judd reflects on 2014 in this interview with Director of Public Affairs, Leigh Hatcher. They also discuss the changes and challenges ahead for the health and aged care industries.
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