The Battle Against Ovarian Cancer

It is a sad fact that 1000 women in Queensland are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year. Of these, 40% won’t survive. Whilst the numbers of women afflicted continues to grow, government funding into research for cures to these cancers is diminishing. As part of the network of Queensland Gynaecologists, this is an issue close …

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Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 2014

On the 25th and 26th of October I took part in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in support of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). This involved a 60km walk around Brisbane over the 2 days. The funds raised in sponsorship benefit research into all women’s cancers. …

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So one became two

Dr Melinda Heywood - Female Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Brisbane

So one became two – no, this is not a story about twins, although I am sure we will write about twins before too long! This is about eXXpectations becoming a two-specialist practice. Having joined the eXXpectations team earlier this year, I am thrilled to be working here, and wanted to let you know how …

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Protecting patient data

In a modern medical practice, most data is stored electronically. National Privacy Principle 4.1 states: An organisation must take reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. So when a hard drive belonging to one of our server’s RAID arrays failed, I couldn’t …

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Loud Shirt Day

Friday 18 October was Loud Shirt Day, a day when people wear loud shirts and raise funds for Hear and Say. Were Melissa, Pauline and Lauren’s outfits loud enough? I think my camera’s sensor may have sustained some permanent damage!

Weekend to End Women’s Cancers

Last weekend (26-27 October) Pauline, along with 1,345 other people, walked 60km in and around Brisbane to raise money for the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The event, which was by all accounts very well organised, raised a total of $3.5 million.

Ewen Maddock Dam Panorama

When we bought our rooms in The Wesley Medical Centre, the entry corridor and waiting area was a dark and uninviting space. Lauren, the architect who designed our fit-out did a great job of transforming them into a light, open and inviting space. Since then we have been looking for something to decorate the rather …

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Moving in!

We are finally moving in to our renovated rooms! From Monday 8 August 2011 we will be in Suite 31 on Level 3 of The Wesley Medical Centre. This is one level up from where we have been working for the past few months. All our phone numbers and other contact details remain the same. …

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