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Supporting Local Charity

03/06/2016 12:00 am

Hervey Bay Surgical Hospital is proud to be providing sponsorship to 'Rally for a Cause' through supporting the 'Katastrophy Wives' all female Dunga Derby team. We wish them and all teams a safe and FUN adventure and hope that they have chosen a reliable car to get them through to the end.

On the 4th of August 'Katastrophy Wives', Dunga Derby participants will begin their adventure that consists of 3 nights and 4 days, from Coast to Country. 

Dunga Derby is a charity event that was started by a group of Fraser Coast business owners wanting to help Fraser Coast families and individuals affected by life-limiting medical conditions or have had their lives disrupted by circumstance beyond their control, which Hervey Bay Surgical Hospital is honoured to participate in some way. 

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Online Bed Booking option for Doctors

03/01/2016 12:00 am

New service available.

Doctors with admitting clinical privileges and their practice staff will now have live access to online bed booking. This new service provides the Doctor with immediate availability to Hervey Bay Surgical Hospitals bed bookings without needing to contact the hospital to book a patient for overnight admissions.

The design and functionality of the online bed booking is simple and user friendly program that identifies in an instant if a bed is available on the day of preferred choice or not.  

The Doctor or practice staff gain access through the ‘Members Login’ on the Hervey Bay Surgical Hospitals website which takes them directly to the bed booking page. The date and the number of nights their patient is to be admitted on the surgical ward is entered with some patient details to tentatively book the bed. To confirm the bed booking a theatre booking must be attached to the patient bed booking either at the time of the bed booking or a few days later.

Bookings can be reviewed by the Doctor or practice staff and if required dates can be easily edited through the ‘Review a Booking’ page, and no-longer required to contact the hospital with changes. The program will not allow double bookings to occur, and the location to which room the patient will be allocated is not retrospective to the bed on the booking page. The Ward Service Manager is responsible for coordinating the bed allocations pending on patient gender and medical requirements and needs.

The bed booking and patient’s details are saved under each Doctor unique login, so at any stage the Doctor or practice staff can see their own patient booking. No patient or Doctor details are viewable on the bed booking page by anyone else except selected hospital staff to process the booking and theatre requirements.

Doctors and practice staff are given secure logins and passwords from the Director of Nursing and all data entered and attached to the bed booking is saved securely through our web host within Australia. All information is stored and accessed as per our 'Privacy Policy' 

Specialists and their practice staff will receive education on the use and advantages of this new service which will bring them more flexibility and speed when booking beds for their patients. 

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New equipment of Gastroenterology services

15/12/2015 12:00 am

We are happy to enounce that we have purchased new Olympus endoscopes for the endosocpy services. The olympus endoscopes are the latest model available offering the ultimate in image quality and handling for colonoscopy. Our visitng Specialist are very happy with this up-grade and find the new endoscopes very easy to use. 

The endoscopes have enhanced image quality which is achieved through a new optical system, providing a higher resolving power with less less halation and noise visible on screen. The dual focus, a unique optical innovation on HQ scopes, allows the user to select between a near or normal field at the push of a button. The wide 170 degrees field of view enables comprehensive observation of the colon and may facilitate scope maneuvering for shorter examination times and enhanced efficiency. The RIT (Responsive Insertion Technology) combines three proprietary insertion tube technologies: HFT (High Force Transmission), PB (Passive Bending) and Variable Stiffness

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