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Media Releases - 2011

December 2011
International accolade for RPA Diabetes Centre (PDF)
The Diabetes Centre at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital was recognised by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as the first IDF Centre of Excellence in Education for health professionals in the Asia Pacific region, becoming part of an elite global network of diabetes services.

Support group for new Chinese mums with gestational diabetes (PDF)
A support group for Chinese mothers of newborns who had gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) will meet for the last time at Campsie Library today.

Woolies to bring some joy to Canterbury’s sick kids (PDF)
The first of December has brought some early Christmas cheer for sick children at Canterbury Hospital today. Woolworths Area Manager Sal Elkhier and staff from surrounding stores have paid a surprise visit to help deck the halls for Christmas.

November 2011
Time to take a breather – and value lung health (PDF)
Breathing – it should be one of the simplest things to do. But for people affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – up to one in five Australians over 40 – it can be a painful, draining exercise that takes its toll on day-to-day life and is the fourth leading cause of death in Australia.

October 2011
Training and education centre offers boost to healthy career (PDF)
The outstanding training success of the Centre for Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) in Rozelle has once again been confirmed, with all 38 graduates of its first class of enrolled nurses (ENs) being offered permanent jobs and a healthy start to a new career.

Balmain resident saved by mammogram (PDF)
Balmain resident Tricia knows from personal experience that regular mammograms can be lifesaving.

Mammograms help families with breast cancer (PDF)
Janice Baggow and her daughter Juanita from Riverwood experienced the tragedy of breast cancer when Janice’s cousin died from the disease. Both mother and daughter work at Canterbury Hospital and know that regular mammograms can be life-saving.

Stop smoking and let your body heal (PDF)
The overwhelming majority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers in south west and inner west Sydney would like to quit if they had the right support, according to research announced at the launch of the Aboriginal Tobacco Control Project in Redfern today.

Fundraising breakfast for RPA Newborn Care (PDF)
Supporters of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA), are invited to attend a special fundraising breakfast in November featuring guest speaker Dene Olding, Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Young Canterbury man infected with meningococcal disease (PDF)
A 19-year-old man from the Canterbury area is the latest victim of meningococcal disease, according to Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) Director of Public Health, Dr Stephen Conaty.

Staff in a spin over Ride to Work challenge (PDF)
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) will be awash in a sea of spokes and spinning wheels on Wednesday, October 12, when a record number of staff are expected to take part in National Ride to Work Day.

September 2011
Free breast x-rays for women offered at Campsie (PDF)
Women aged 40 and over and living in the inner west are invited to receive a free mammogram for the early detection of breast cancer, with the BreastScreen NSW mobile van located in Campsie over the next several weeks.

Know the signs of stroke – are you the one in six? (PDF)
Every 10 seconds, somewhere in Australia someone is having a stroke which means that one in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime.

Be prepared - hay fever season in full bloom (PDF)
If you are one of the 25 per cent of Australians who suffer from spring allergies, be prepared – spring has sprung and the season of sneezing, runny noses and sore itchy eyes has definitely begun, a local expert has warned.

Young Researcher Wins Award for Cardiovascular Breakthrough (PDF)
Dr Kim Hoe Chan, a 33 year-old PhD student at Sydney University’s Heart Research Institute, was today awarded the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s (RPA) breaking research involving studies of of new blood vessels.

Making it happen – training in Rozelle for first Aboriginal assistants-in-nursing (PDF)
The first group of Aboriginal acute care assistants-in-nursing trainees will meet the NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Jillian Skinner today when she visits the Centre for Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) in Rozelle to launch the Aboriginal Workforce Strategy Framework.

Kidney specialist wins prestigious RPA Foundation Medal (PDF)
Professor Steven Chadban, Director of Kidney Transplantation at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital was awarded the RPA Foundation 2011 Research Medal for his work on kidney disease as a researcher and clinician.

July 2011
Fall in love – with your liver (PDF)
It’s the largest organ in your body, it clears your blood of waste products, drugs and other toxins, and stores essential vitamins, minerals and iron – why wouldn’t you want to ‘love your liver’, asks a local hepatitis expert in the lead up to Hepatitis Week 2011.

New staff recognition program at Canterbury Hospital (PDF)

Pumping new life into CPR training (PDF)

Health District celebrates NAIDOC Week (PDF)

Keep it to yourself – practice cough etiquette this winter (PDF)

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