Celebrating the work of Speech Pathologists
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) Speech Pathologists are highlighting the importance of their work during the upcoming Speech Pathology Week (24-30 August).
The theme of this year’s event is the International Communication Project 2014 (ICP2014).
As part of ICP2014, speech pathologists are aiming to make Australia a Nation for Communication by increasing the community’s understanding of communication disorders and how they impact on people’s lives.
BHS has a team of speech pathologists based at both the Base Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Centre site. They work with patients currently undergoing medical treatment and those in rehabilitation following illness or surgery and children with speech and language delays
BHS Clinical Manager Speech Pathology Acushla Thompson said that speech pathologists work with a wide range of people with a large number of conditions and illnesses.
“Many people think that speech pathologists only work on the voice or the speech of a ...
Annual Symposium to celebrate BHS’ best researchers
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) will highlight some of the groundbreaking research being undertaken by its staff at its annual research symposium next Monday 25 August 2014.
The symposium will showcase health and medical research carried out in Ballarat by BHS staff, local health care professionals and academics with links to BHS.
This is an opportunity for local healthcare professionals and members of the public to hear presentations on a range of subjects.
Entry to the symposium is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
This year there will be a diverse range of presentations on many interesting topics including clinical education, end-of-life care and cancer research.
Associate Professor Robert MacFadyen will deliver the opening address, entitled “Cost Effectiveness and Cost Utility Research in Tax Funded Healthcare”.
BHS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rowe, indicated that BHS supports research to further advance and improve care to patients.
The event commences ...
New BRICC website goes live
A new website for the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC) is now online.
The website, accessible at http://bricc.bhs.org.au provides information regarding treatment options within BRICC, clinical research and clinical trials availability and Wellness Centre programs for patients.
The site includes information on how the community can donate to BRICC, such as how to buy a tile on our donation ‘Wall of Flowers’.
BRICC Director, Steve Medwell, said the website would become not only a useful reference for first time patients, their families and friends but also a useful reference tool for the medical community at large.
“Receiving a cancer diagnosis and then undergoing treatment for cancer presents an emotional challenge for patients and family members.
“We trust that the information provided on the site will help patients and provide a focus on their individual treatment plan - also how we plan to care for them as supportive teams within BRICC.