Pediatric News

Surgeon reprimanded

Friday December 11, 2009
HIGH-PROFILE pediatric surgeon Paddy Dewan will continue operating after the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria decided to reprimand, rather than suspend, him for professional misconduct.

Surgeon a 'great humanitarian'

Wednesday November 25, 2009
MOIRA Kelly, carer of separated twins Krishna and Trishna, has thrown her support behind pediatric surgeon Paddy Dewan, who could soon be banned from practising for up to 18 months.

Call to suspend surgeon

Tuesday November 24, 2009
HIGH-PROFILE pediatric surgeon Paddy Dewan could be banned from practising for up to 18 months, a tribunal has heard.

Intensive Care Site

Saturday November 29, 2008
THE Garling report into acute care services in NSW public hospitals has recommended John Hunter Children's Hospital become one of only two neo-natal and pediatric intensive care units in the state.

Sunrise With A Pyjama Surprise

Wednesday June 18, 2008
IT is full of beds and "sleepovers", but the one thing Maitland Hospital has been lacking in its pediatric ward is pyjamas.

Experts Call For Pediatric Drug Tests

Tuesday July 10, 2007
EXPERIMENTAL drugs should be tested on children if scientists are to make breakthroughs in pediatric medicine, a British expert says.

Surgeon Sews Up Top Prize

Monday June 4, 2007
SCOTTISH-born Patricia Davidson came to Australia in the late 1980s aiming to be a pediatric surgeon.

Seeking Nurses Who Are Seeking Answers

Saturday March 17, 2007
PEDIATRIC nurse Fiona Newall wants to encourage other nurses to follow her lead in extending the boundaries of traditional nursing research.

Voice Of Andes Calls Out

Tuesday July 25, 2006
JOHN Hunter Children's Hospital pediatric nurse Bev Cooney went on a holiday to Peru in 2003 and returned with heart-breaking memories of the country's poor and sick children.

$31,000 Shared

Friday July 21, 2006
HUNTER residents with brain or spinal injuries will benefit from a $31,000 state government grant. Hunter Spinal Cord Injury Service will receive $10,000, The Kaleidoscope Pediatric Brain Injury Rehabilitation team, almost $9000 and Hunter Brain Respite Options, a new projector.

Sale Faces Crisis Over Pediatrics

Friday June 9, 2006
THE troubled Sale hospital is at risk of losing its pediatric service, after both its children's specialists resigned yesterday.

Staffing Averts Obstetric Work Ban

Saturday February 25, 2006
THE commitment of extra pediatric and anaesthetic staff at Maitland Hospital has averted a doctor-led suspension of its obstetric services.

Children's Surgeon Finds Australia Grows On Him

Friday February 3, 2006
ONE of Australia's top pediatric plastic surgeons, John Meara, says he never expected to stay in Australia after completing a fellowship at the Royal Children's Hospital in 1999.

World Pioneer In Cancer Cure For Children

Wednesday November 30, 2005

New Service To Help Spot Child Abuse

Wednesday November 23, 2005
THE State Government will create a pediatric forensic service to help hospitals identify victims of child abuse as part of increased funding for the child-protection system.

Trauma On The Agenda

Saturday November 19, 2005
MORE than 150 clinicians attended a pediatric trauma education seminar in Newcastle yesterday.

Hundreds Of Children Die As India Fails To Curb Disease

Thursday September 22, 2005
ENCEPHALITIS, a killer that ravages the young, is doing the rounds in pediatric ward 6, Gorakhpur hospital.

Premature Birth Lays Time Bomb For Girls

Saturday March 5, 2005
Being born prematurely can set off a chain reaction of hormone-related health problems in girls, Sydney doctors have shown for the first time. Later, girls and boys will be at increased risk of heart disease, said Dr Kristen Neville, the pediatric endocrinologist who headed the study.

Nurses Claim System Is Sick

Wednesday November 24, 2004
A BLOOD pressure machine was held together with tape and cardboard, patient medication was dangerously delayed and visitors were asked to wash and feed pediatric patients, overworked Maitland Hospital nurses said.

Child Lung Transplants Face The Axe

Wednesday August 18, 2004
Victorian children may have to go interstate or overseas to get a lung transplant and wait longer for the treatment as the state's pediatric lung transplant program faces an uncertain future.

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