Interventional Bronchology / Pleural Service TSH

Member for

6 years 10 months
Submitted by galina.belt on Sat, 27/07/2024 - 12:42

Interventional bronchology are procedures that utilise minimally invasive techniques

Our senior clinicians perform a range of interventional bronchology and pleural procedures. These include:

Subtitle 1
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 2
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 3
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Location Details
Contact us
Phone
02 9540 7111 
Postal address
Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
Locked Bag 21,
Taren Point, NSW 2229

Respiratory Consultant or Registrar On-call via the Sutherland Hospital Switchboard 
 

Location Media
respiratory
Meta Description
The Sutherland Hospital interventional bronchology and pleural procedures

Southcare Geriatricians Outpatients

Member for

6 years 6 months
Submitted by Allyson.Moore on Wed, 12/06/2024 - 10:40

The Southcare Geriatricians are an Outpatient Department at Sutherland Hospital comprising of 8 specialists caring for older people in the Sutherland Shire. 

Our team provide a comprehensive assessment of your physical and cognitive condition and provide support and advice for improved health and independent living.

We assist older people by preventing and treating disease and disability that often comes with ageing.
 

Subtitle 1
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 2
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 3
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Location Details
Contact us
Phone
9540 7109
Fax
9540 7870
Street address
Southcare
125 Kareena Road
Miranda NSW 2228
Location Media

-34.037685084675, 151.11304601185

Meta Description
The Southcare Geriatricians team provide a comprehensive assessment of your physical and cognitive condition and provide support and advice for improved health and independent living in the Sutherland Shire.

Specialist Doctor Day of the week Time

Prof Peter Gonski

Head of Department

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

13:30 - 16:30

14:00 - 16:30

9:00 - 12:30

Dr Nyein Nyein Nyi Nyi

Monday

Wednesday

13:30 - 16:00

10:00 - 11:30

Dr Christopher Middlemiss Tuesday 9:30 - 12:30
Dr Michelle Julian Thursday 13:30 - 16:00
Dr Shikha Jain Wednesday 13:30 - 16:00
Dr Christopher Dedousis Friday

9:00 - 12:30 & 

14:00 - 16:00

Dr Stephen Phoon Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30
Dr Tony Youssef Thursday 9:00 - 12:00 (midday)

 

A person with aged care illnesses requiring a medical assessment or Psychogeriatric consult.

  • Cognitive impairment including dementia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Falls and Fractures
  • Incontinence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Frailty
  • Mobility Issues
  • Very old people with medical problems

Exclusion Criteria: 

People requiring social or functional assessment without the need for a medical Psychogeriatric or general Aged Care Assessment should be referred to Southcare indicating service/s required
 

The process for referring a patient is: 

  1. GP/referrer to send through referral via fax to 9540 7870 or via email on SESLHD-Geris@health.nsw.gov.au
  2. The referral will be checked to ensure it is valid, if not extra information will be sourced from the referrer;
  3. If valid the referral will be triaged by clinic doctor;
  4. Appointment made as per doctor’s recommendation ;
  5. Patient notified by confirmation letter/phone call as well as a call 2-3 days prior to appointment.

A valid referral requires:

  1. Written by a medical practitioner in a private practice or an SMO;
  2. Written to a named Doctor within the clinic;
  3. Signed and dated by referring practitioner and include their Provider Number and place of practice;
  4. Include length of referral, unless it is a 12 month referral;
  5. Patient to have signed financial consent form.
     

On average 6 months for a new patient but all referrals are prioritised and allocated according to urgency.

If you hold a valid Medicare card the visit is Bulk Billed.

If you do not hold a Medicare card a fee will be charged on arrival, please contact the clinic for further information.
 

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translatingand Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak, and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and us on 9540 7067

More Info

A new Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic has been established at Sutherland Hospital, to support patients and families facing life-limiting illness such as advanced cancer, heart,

Diabetes Education Clinic

Member for

6 years 10 months
Submitted by rod.isaacs on Tue, 05/03/2024 - 17:33

The Sutherland Hospital Diabetes Education Clinic provides a variety of services for the person with diabetes. The clinic is Nurse Practitioner led and is staffed by Diabetes Educators and a Dietitian.

Onsite services include:

  • General diabetes self-management education
  • Continuous glucose monitoring service
  • Insulin pump service
  • Insulin stabilisation
  • Group programs for people with Gestational Diabetes
  • Telehealth appointments available
  • Carbohydrate counting and awareness
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition optimisation

GP electronic referrals only - we are no longer accepting faxed referrals for this clinic.

 

Subtitle 1
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 2
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 3
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Location Details
Contact us
Phone
(02) 9540 7067
Street address
The Sutherland Hospital Cnr Kingsway & Kareena Road – Level 2, Outpatient Department
Caringbah NSW 2229

Clinic Days: Monday - Friday. Patients are seen at varying times between 08:00am-4:30pm

Location Media

-34.0371613, 151.1147459

Meta Description
Sutherland Hospital Outpatients, Diabetics Education Clinic

Clinician
Liam Collins - Nurse Practitioner, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Nicole Teasel - Registered Nurse, Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Tabeth Sibanda – Registered Nurse, Diabetes Educator
Keznet Ndlovu - Registered Nurse, Diabetes Educator
Therese Ermers - Accredited Practising Dietitian

Monday - Friday. Patients are seen at varying times between 08:00am - 4:30pm

Eligibility 

  • People with Type 1 Diabetes aged 16 years and over
    • People with newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes need an urgent referral to an Endocrinologist. Please contact the Diabetes Education clinic for advice if required. In case of a diagnosis after hours, on the weekend or a public holiday, please refer the patient to the Emergency Department.
  • People with Type 2 Diabetes aged 16 years and over and on insulin, other diabetes injectable medications, sulphonylureas, or corticosteroids medications.
  • People with Gestational Diabetes
  • People with other types of Diabetes on insulin, other diabetes injectables or sulphonylureas.

Exclusion Criteria Instead refer to
Type 2 Diabetes with HbA1c <7%, not on insulin or sulphonylureas  Comdiab
Pre-Diabetes
Aged < 16 Paediatric Endocrinology services

 

The process for referring a patient is: 

  1. GP/referrer to send electronic referral to Diabetes Clinic. We are no longer accepting faxed referrals for this clinic.
  2. The referral will be checked to ensure it is valid. If not valid then extra information will be sourced from the referrer
  3. If valid, the referral will be triaged by clinic doctor
  4. Appointment made as per doctor’s recommendation
  5. Patient notified by confirmation letter as well as a text/call 1 week prior to appointment

For instruction on how to send an electronic referral, please click to see our resources here

A valid referral requires:

  1. Written by a medical practitioner in a private practice or an SMO
  2. Written to a named doctor within the clinic
  3. Signed and dated by referring practitioner and include their Provider Number and place of practice
  4. Include length of referral, unless it is a 12 month referral
  5. Patient to have signed financial consent form.
  6. Must include; Medical History including type of diabetes, medication list, copy of pathology, including HbA1c (not required for GDM patients) and any other relevant information.

There is a waiting list, and all referrals are prioritised and allocated according to criteria and clinical urgency.

There is no cost.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter.

You can contact us by telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak, and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and us on 9540 7067.

In a significant stride towards advancing healthcare in our District, The Sutherland Hospital (TSH) unveiled

Are there times when you or those you care for need medical help fast?

Sutherland Supportive and Palliative Care Service

Member for

6 years 10 months
Submitted by anuradha.jayanti on Thu, 26/10/2023 - 17:09

The Supportive and Palliative Care Service at The Sutherland Hospital aims at improving the quality of life of patients with any life-limiting illness, not just cancer. Palliative Care is not just about caring for patients who are dying. We endeavour to provide support by improving pain and other physical symptoms, attending to psychosocial needs and ensuring patients have the information they need to help plan for their ongoing care in the context of their values and wishes.

The Cardiac and Respiratory Supportive Care clinics are able to review patients at home if required. Our other clinics (Palliative Care and Supportive Care MDT) require patients to physically attend our clinic for at least their initial review following which we can provide in-person or telehealth follow-up (we are unable to provide home visits for these clinics).

Please note the Renal Supportive Care Clinic is run separately to the Supportive and Palliative Care Clinics listed here. Referral forms can be found on the St George Renal Service website.

https://stgrenal.org.au/for-health-professionals/forms/

Subtitle 1
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 2
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Subtitle 3
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Location Details
Contact us
Phone
02 9540 8453
Location Media

-34.0373305, 151.1113977

Meta Description
The Supportive and Palliative Care Service at The Sutherland Hospital offers a variety of clinics aimed at the management of complex symptoms associated with life-limiting illnesses and assistance with goals of care discussions.

The Palliative Care team consists of Palliative Care Staff Specialists (listed below) and Specialised Nurses. Our Supportive Care Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) Clinic includes Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietician and Speech Pathology.

Dr Camilla Chan (Monday – Thursday): TSH inpatient consults, Palliative Care Clinic and Supportive Care MDT Clinic

Dr Johnathan Man (Tuesday and Thursday): TSH inpatient consults, Respiratory Supportive Care

Dr Jessica Jones (Monday, Wednesday and Friday): TSH inpatient consults, Palliative Care Clinic, Cardiac Supportive Care

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Must have a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness
  • Must live within the Sutherland area
  • Must have at least one of the following general triggers:
    • Complex and increasing symptom burden
    • Persistent symptoms, despite optimal treatment of underlying condition(s)
    • Deterioration in functional performance status and increased support needs
    • Patient requires advance care planning
    • Progressive weight loss of more than 10% dry body mass, in last 6 months
    • Two or more unplanned acute admissions in the last 12 months
    • Patient or family requesting supportive and/or palliative care input

Please note: Patients who are rapidly deteriorating and felt to be in the last 3 months of life would be more appropriately referred to the Calvary Community Palliative Care Team
 

The process for referring a patient is:

1.  GP/referrer to send through referral with medication list, relevant imaging, pathology and valid provider number via email or fax:

2.  Please indicate on the referral which clinic you are referring to:

  • Palliative Care
  • Supportive Care MDT
  • Respiratory Supportive Care
  • Cardiac Supportive Care

3.  The referral will be checked to ensure it is valid, if not extra information will be sourced from the referrer

4.  If valid the referral will be triaged by a Palliative Care Specialist or Care Co-ordinator Nurse

5.  Appointment made as per triage recommendation

6 . Patient notified by phone call as well as a text reminder 2 days prior to the appointment

If you wish to discuss which clinic would be the most appropriate for your patient or if your patient requires urgent review, please contact our nurse care co-ordinator on 0417 946 791.

Access Referral Form Here 

Yes. All referrals are prioritised and allocated according to clinical urgency. Please contact our Nurse Care Co-ordinator if your patient requires urgent review on 0417 946 791.

If you feel you or your loved one would benefit from our service, please discuss with your GP or specialist and request that they send us a referral letter together with all relevant test results.

Once we have received a completed referral, you will be contacted regarding your appointment and receive a text reminder 2 days prior to your appointment.

If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call us on 9540 8453

On the day of your appointment, please bring:

  • Current Medicare card or Veteran Affairs card
  • Any Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card.
  • Insurer details (eg workers compensation, public liability or third party).
  • Your Private Health Fund Membership card if you are currently insured with a private health fund.
  •  A list of your current medications
     

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. It is our policy to use a professional interpreter rather than relying on relatives or friends to translate.

If you hold a valid Medicare card the visit is Bulk Billed with no gap payment.

If you do not hold a Medicare card, please contact the clinic for further information on fees and payment.

We are located in the Warriwul building on the grounds of Sutherland Hospital, opposite the multi-storey car park. See hospital site map below. Opposite Possum Cottage in the area marked. 

Map of Sutherland Hospital