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Courage, leadership and clinical expertise are needed more than ever in the fight against COVID-19. This podcast shares the stories and voices of our Western Health hospital clinicians and leaders as they strive to combat the pandemic in our major hospitals. For more information, visit theunifyingcall.wh.org.au

Courage, leadership and clinical expertise are needed more than ever in the fight against COVID-19. This podcast shares the stories and voices of our Western Health hospital clinicians and leaders as they strive to combat the pandemic in our major hospitals. For more information, visit theunifyingcall.wh.org.au

Location:

Australia

Description:

Courage, leadership and clinical expertise are needed more than ever in the fight against COVID-19. This podcast shares the stories and voices of our Western Health hospital clinicians and leaders as they strive to combat the pandemic in our major hospitals. For more information, visit theunifyingcall.wh.org.au

Language:

English


Episodes

Coming Soon: True Western

7/18/2020
True Western - Different Kinds of Mysteries, is a new podcast from Western Health where we share stories about solving patient mysteries, how undetected illnesses impact lives, and treating patients caught up in crimes. Coming soon! Subscribe to True Western wherever you get your podcasts. Visit http://www.truewesternpodcast.com/ (www.truewesternpodcast.com) for episode notes and acknowledgements.

Duration:00:01:35

The ‘bubbles’ clinicians - making sense of COVID’s impact on children

6/9/2020
https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/ (Don’t Forget the Bubbles) is an international coalition of clinicians who are playing a global role in making sense of COVID-19’s impact on children - including the rare inflammatory syndrome that has been diagnosed in a number of children. The WHO; the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK; and the prestigious journal Paediatric Research (from https://www.nature.com/pr/announcements (Nature)) are now citing their work as one of a number of...

Duration:00:31:50

From Australia to the US, a heart breaks for science

5/27/2020
Infectious diseases expert, Dr Marion Kainer, now based in Australia after 20 years in the US, is grieving the loss of almost 100,000 US lives to COVID and feels deeply for her infectious diseases colleagues in the US, whose expert guidance - essential during the worst public health emergency in 100 years – has been sidelined. When COVID cases were first reported in the US, Dr Kainer said this would be absolutely devastating for the American people under the Trump administration, because it...

Duration:00:52:27

The Race to Prepare for COVID Surge 4

5/11/2020
Surge 4 is catastrophic. When it comes to COVID-19, we know what that looks like and at Western Health, teams of engineers, biomedical technicians, environmental services staff, switchboard operators and logistics experts, worked night and day in the race to prepare our major hospitals for the worst case scenario they’ve seen played out in Italy, Spain and New York City. They have had one goal - to support our clinicians in overcoming the pandemic. Suzie Demir headed up these teams and bore...

Duration:00:27:07

Leading the first COVID ward – “You’ve got this Joyce”

4/14/2020
Nurse Joyce Dalde has what it takes to lead the first COVID ward in a major hospital - it’s not easy, but her colleagues reassure her “You’ve got this Joyce”. Joyce is one of the most highly regarded nurse leaders in an organisation with 7000 staff and 3700 nurses. Her expertise is in a combination of respiratory and infectious diseases nursing - the ideal combination to support COVID patients. Joyce’s background includes working in Singapore during the SARS outbreak in 2003 and many years...

Duration:00:24:09

Now Is Our Time with Dr. Rupert Sherwood

4/5/2020
As the senior doctors across our hospitals began to plan for large numbers of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Rupert Sherwood saw the need for a joint statement of leadership, a unifying call among medical colleagues in this time of crisis. Dr. Sherwood is an obstetrician gynaecologist, usually in the role of Head of Gynaecology at John Kerner and Western Health, and is currently acting Clinical Services Director for the Women's and Children's Division. In this conversation, he explains why our...

Duration:00:24:50

Now Is Our Time with Dr. Rupert Sherwood

4/5/2020
As the senior doctors across our hospitals began to plan for large numbers of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Rupert Sherwood saw the need for a joint statement of leadership, a unifying call among medical colleagues in this time of crisis. Dr. Sherwood is an obstetrician gynaecologist, usually in the role of Head of Gynaecology at John Kirner and Western Health, and is currently acting Clinical Services Director for the Women's and Children's Division. In this conversation, he explains why the...

Duration:00:24:50

The Disease Detective: Dr Marion Kainer

3/31/2020
Director of Western Health's infectious diseases unit, Dr. Marion Kainer joined Western Health in October 2019, returning to Australia after almost two decades in the United States, where she became a renowned expert in healthcare associated infections. Based in Tennessee, she also spent a number of years working for the United States Center for Disease Control in the epidemiological Intelligence Service, often referred to as the “disease detectives”. In this conversation, hear Marion’s...

Duration:00:24:28