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Media Release Archive
Australian Government Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek,
officially opened the new St John of God Bunbury Hospital
Comprehensive Cancer Centre today,bringing specialist care for
cancer patients closer to their South West home.
St John of God Bunbury hospital is one of 13 private hospitals
who voluntarily along with all public hospitals, provide clinical
data on a range of services and significant associated
Specialist cancer and heart treatment are just part of the new
$35.9M health services wich nwill be available to residents in the
hub of the South West to local residents by March 2013.
Residents of the South West regional now have access to
specialist cardiac treatment and care closer to home with today's
opening in Bunbury of a $10M state-of-the-art Coronary Care
(CCU) on the South West Health Campus
Health and safety is so important at St John of God Bunbury
Hospital that a new patient handling system has been introduced to
reduce risk of injuries to patients and staff, improve the quality
of care and comply with legislation and Occupational Safety and
Health (OSH) standards.
St John of God Bunbury Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Mark
Grime has today announced a new service agreement with Southwest
Southwest Hospital Pharmacy is a joint venture between local
Bunbury pharmacists Travis Bailey and Leah Henderson and Joondalup
Having been homeless earlier this year, St John of God Horizon
House resident Jasmine is excited to have had her work exhibited in
the inaugural Love Your Tree exhibition, promoting healthy body
Jasmine, 18, spent a month couch surfing before finding long
term accommodation in St John of God Horizon House.
St Residents of the South West region are a step closer to
specialist cancer treatment and care closer to home with the
opening today of a new $2 million Cancer Accommodation Service and
Wellness Centre at Dalyellup, 4km south of the South West Health
The opening was conducted by the Special Minister of State, the
Hon. Gary Gray AO, MP, representing the Hon Tanya Plibersek,
Minister for Health.
In recognition of the doctors and Sisters who have helped shape
the story of St John of God Health Care in Australia a new book,
‘Decades of Doctors’, has been published that tells the
stories of this relationship in health care over 12 decades.
Decades of Doctors tells of the Sisters of St John of
God who arrived in Australia in 1895 and the doctors who joined
them in their quest to deliver health care in what was then
considered an outpost of society with poor health care
St Johnof God Bunbury Hospital is pleased to announce the
appointment of Carmen Thomson as the Eating Disorders Liaison
The Eating Disorders Liaison role is part of the St John of God
Bunbury Hospital’s Social Outreach commitment in the greater
Regional and South West public and private patients will soon be
able to access the region’s first PET-CT when it is installed in
the St John of God Bunbury Hospital new Comprehensive Cancer Centre
by the end of 2012.
The $2million ‘Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner is
used to conduct leading edge nuclear medicine tests and will be
available to patients when the Comprehensive Cancer Centre opens in
St John of God Bunbury Hospital Chief Executive Officer,
Mark Grime, today expressed gratitude for the $35,000 charity golf
day donation presented by Mike Fagan of Bunbury Holden on behalf of
the ‘Bunbury Car Dealers and Friends’, supporting efforts
to bring high levels of health care to the South West region.
Mr Fagan said this year’s golf day proceeds will be donated to
the St John of God Foundation, supporting the cancer accommodation
service being established by St John of God Bunbury Hospital in
Changing a life can often come from the most basic of items.
Seemingly small items to some, there are times when basic items
may be precious gifts to those people doing it tough.
A Bunbury palliative care patient with a life-threatening
respiratory condition made worse by the cold, received a gift of a
heater this week thanks to the generosity of a Queensland
The new South West Cancer Accommodation and Wellness Centre at
Bethanie Dalyellup, the first of its kind in the South West, is
ahead of its construction schedule.
The Centre, which is being built by
Tallwood Constructions and project-managed by the Bethanie Group,
is part of the $35.9M redevelopment for the St John of God Bunbury
Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Coronary Care Unit, as well
as the expansion of the Renal Dialysis Unit which will complement
Bunbury Hospital’s Radiotherapy Service, expanded Emergency
Department and Intensive Care Unit.
Patients of St John of God Bunbury Hospital will benefit from
the addition of almost $6000 in grant funding for specialist
palliative care furniture and equipment.
The palliative care service supports people with life-limiting
illnesses being cared for in the setting of their choice, including
in their own home
Special Minister of State Gary Gray today inspected progress on
the new South West Cancer Accommodation and Wellness Centre at
Accompanied by Mark Grime, the Chief
Executive Officer of the St John of God Bunbury Hospital, Mr Gray
visited the construction site today.
Patients and families will benefit from specialist cancer
treatment at the South West Health Campus and then be able to
stay in a homelike environment at the new south west cancer
accommodation and wellness centre at Bethanie Dalyellup.
At $35.9 million, it will be the largest scale redevelopment of
the South West Health Campus and boost specialist services to the
entire South West region. Unhampered by recent rain and
overwhelming heat, work has begun in earnest on turning the St John
of God Bunbury Hospital gardens and car parks into what Hospital
Chief Executive, Mark Grime has said is ‘Western Australia’s first
ever regional coronary care unit (CCU) and comprehensive cancer
The first WA regional cancer trials research unit shows regional
patients can participate in studies similar to metropolitan
patients. South West residents benefit from Val Lishman Health
Research Foundation and St John of God Bunbury Hospital
establishing the first International Clinical trials in regional
Today the Bunbury Catholic Diocese acknowledged and celebrated
the inaugural Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program in the
South West of WA hosted at St John of God Bunbury Hospital
St John of God Bunbury Hospital Chief Executive Officer,
Mark Grime, today announced the appoinment of Bunbury-based
construction company, Perkins Builders to manage the next stage of
the $35.97M expansion at the South West Health Campus. This is
another milestone in the private-public partnership working toward
meeting the South West region's health care needs into the
activities, known as ‘forward works’ underway at the South West
Health Campus since August 2011 are on schedule for completion by
15 December 2011. St John of God Bunbury Hospital Chief Executive
Officer, Mark Grime, said: "Three months of major preliminary work
to realign the internal road and construct underground
infrastructure clears the way for the next stage of building works
to commence in January 2012".