NSLHD News October 29 2021

(Left to right): Lyn Saul, Director Clinical Services, Mt Wilga, Helma, Registered Nurse, Mt Wilga, Lorrie Mohsen, CEO, Mt Wilga, Dr Cesar Uy and Dr Shanta Ladchumanan from Hornsby Hospital

Hornsby receives a helping hand Neighbouring private hospital Mt Wilga has recently been helping its public colleagues

24 patients who had to be moved from Hornsby Hospital. Hornsby Hospital Acting General Manager Simon Hill thanked the Mt Wilga team for its ollaboration during the pandemic. “The feedback from patients and families, and the staff involved in the transfer care to Mt Wilga hospital has been very positive and we greatly appreciate the support that’s been provided,” Simon said. Many private hospitals and clinics have assisted in the NSW Health response to

COVID-19. Mt Wilga is one of many facilities in the Northern Sydney Local Health District which has helped with surgery, caring for staff or providing nurses and physicians to assist in vaccination centres. Mt Wilga Chief Executive Officer Lorrie Mohsen said: “The collaboration between the private and public teams has been excellent and has allowed us to not only care for patients in need, but also help relieve the burden on our community’s public health system at a time when it is needed most.”

at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mt Wilga Private Rehabilitation Hospital has been caring for public patients who’ve been transferred from Hornsby, which was reconfigured to accommodate an expected increase in COVID-19 patients. The Kevin Betts ward at Mt Wilga Private was dedicated to public patients and has already treated more than Top gong for RNS emergency Royal North Shore Hospital’s Emergency Department has claimed the 2021 Australasian Emergency Department of the Year Award at the recent College of Emergency Nursing Australasia awards. Royal North Shore Hospital’s General Manager Alison Emergency Department team after winning CENA’s ED of the Year,” she said. “Our district and state is full of exceptional emergency departments, let alone all of Australasia, so it really is a huge honour to take out this Zecchin said she was delighted for the team. “I am very proud of the

Staff at RNSH’s emergency department

award. Alison said it was a feather in the cap for a team that had embraced the extra responsibilities that had come its way. “It has been a tough 18 months or so for all of health, especially for emergency departments who have been under a lot of pressure during the pandemic. Not only have they kept us and our patients

safe, they have also had time to take part in the important domestic and family violence pilot, and played an integral role in our hospital being named in the top 10 performing hospitals by the Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry. “Our ED team has always been incredible, and I would like to say a huge congratulations to them on this wonderful achievement.”



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