New Ultrasound Equipment for Cancer Patients
Cancer patients at Flinders are receiving faster care at their bedside thanks to new ultrasound equipment.
Funded by a generous, long-time supporter of Flinders Foundation, the $17,000 bladder scanner allows nurses on Ward 5G to quickly examine the bladder for signs of discomfort, avoiding the need for the patient to be sent to radiology.
“When cancer patients come into hospital, for a variety of reasons they may develop difficulty in emptying the bladder, leading to the bladder getting full and patients becoming uncomfortable,” Professor Chris Karapetis, Network Director of Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Cancer Services, said
“With this scanner, nurses can very quickly attend to the patient and have a look to see if the bladder is full, and put a catheter in to instantly make them more comfortable.”
Anne White, who was diagnosed with double-hit lymphoma in March, joined Ward 5G nurse Jane for the first look at the new equipment.
Brett’s Hope for Brain Cancer Breakthrough
Three years ago, Dr Brett Stringer arrived at Flinders to work on an idea to help improve survival for patients with the deadliest form of brain cancer – glioblastoma.
The healing sounds of music
Thanks to the generosity of Flinders Foundation supporters and a CommBank Staff Foundation Community Grant, elderly and palliative patients, as well as those undergoing rehabilitation, have been being entertained, soothed and moved by a variety of visiting musicians through a new ‘Music Matters’ program.
Panthers roar with Flinders Foundation
An exciting partnership has been launched between South Adelaide Football Club and Flinders Foundation for the benefit of the Southern Adelaide community.
New PET scan hope for ‘tricky’ tumours
“Groundbreaking” work out of Flinders is aiming to help doctors visualise ‘tricky’ tumours not visible on PET scans to help them make important cancer treatment decisions.
2023 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round now open
Flinders Foundation, with support from Flinders University, is proud to open the 2023 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round supporting health and medical research.
A novel blood test which could be used to monitor the treatment of lung cancer
Flinders Medical Centre Senior Consultant, Dr Anand Rose, has received a Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) Enquiry Grant for research into a novel blood test which could be used to monitor the treatment of lung cancer – the most common cause of cancer-related death in Australia.
Stroke Rehab goes Virtual
Researchers from Flinders University and UniSA are set to develop a new rehabilitation technique for stroke survivors using state-of-the-art Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
New Hope for Pancreatic Cancer
Dr Jean Winter and her Flinders University research team will soon begin trials of a world-first blood biomarker test for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Help for families in gambling battle
The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s (SALHN) Statewide Gambling Therapy Service provides psychological therapies to individuals with gambling addictions.
Rapid access to surgical procedures
Podiatrists at Noarlunga Hospital will trial a new model of care for anxious patients, to help them get rapid access to some minor surgical procedures.