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Burnside Hospital grows for future with acquisition of Sportsmed Hospital 11 July 2023

Burnside War Memorial Hospital is pleased to advise that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Sportsmed Hospital business at Stepney.

Burnside Hospital Celebrates 500 Procedures with the Greenlight XPS Laser Therapy System 23 May 2023

We are thrilled to congratulate Dr Dan Spernat, a Visiting Urologist at Burnside Hospital, on achieving the remarkable milestone of 500 procedures with the Greenlight XPS Laser Therapy System.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Burnside Hospital has gone pink 20 October 2022

As the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, approximately 57 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. That equates to over 20,000 Australians diagnosed each year, with 1 in 7 women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, not only women are affected by this about 1 in 600 men are diagnosed in their lifetime.

Burnside Hospital Appoints New Chief Executive Officer, Alan Morrison 7 April 2022

The Board of Burnside War Memorial Hospital is delighted to announce that Alan Morrison has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital after an extensive and competitive selection process.

Consumer Advisory Group - Seeking Registrations of Interest 11 March 2022

The Burnside Hospital is now seeking Consumer Advisory Group members who can represent their community.

Burnside Hospital retired Chief Executive Officer Heather Messenger

Chief Executive Officer Retirement 10 March 2022

Chief Executive Officer Heather Messenger retires after 17 years at Burnside Hospital.

Burnside Hospital CSSD Redevelopment

Burnside Hospital CSSD Redevelopment 10 March 2022

The new Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD) is now in operation at Burnside Hospital.

Burnside Hospital Administration Supervisor Erin Jordan

Meet the Team - Erin Jordan 9 March 2022

Erin Jordan, Administration Supervisor, is one of our longstanding staff members, having worked at Burnside Hospital for 30 years in a variety of roles.

1000th Orthopaedic Mako Robot Procedure at Burnside War Memorial Hospital 11 November 2019

Orthopaedic surgeons at Burnside War Memorial Hospital have recently performed their 1,000th robotic procedure, the first private hospital to achieve this milestone in South Australia and the second in Australia.

ATHENA: A Study in Ovarian Cancer Patients Evaluating Rucaparib & Nivolumab as Maintenance Treatment 29 July 2019

ATHENA is a study for women who are newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The goal of ATHENA is to assess if giving maintenance therapy with two targeted anti-cancer agents (PARP inhibitor rucaparib and/or immunotherapy drug nivolumab) improves outcomes for women who have completed firstline treatment.

Medibank Patient Experience Survey 13 December 2018

Medibank have now introduced ‘published patient experience data’ as part of their services to consumers, including Burnside Hospital.

Burnside Hospital Nursing Specialisation Program

Perioperative Nursing Specialisation Program Partnership with the University of Adelaide 12 December 2018

Burnside announces the first applications for the Perioperative Nursing Specialisation Program will be opened in 2019 in partnership with the University of Adelaide.

Burnside Hospital’s 33-year accreditation continues following organisation-wide survey 6 September 2018

Burnside Hospital has been awarded another four years accreditation certification following a survey by Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), a leading independent authority on health care. The hospital has held continuous ACHS accreditation since 1985 and the most recent survey shows all 15 standards have again been met and that four of the governance standards were ‘met with merit’.

Burnside Colonoscopy Nurse Treks for Bowel Cancer Awareness 28 August 2018

Margot Strachan, Registered Nurse at the Burnside Hospital Perioperative Suite will trek 72km in support of bowel cancer organisation, the Jodi Lee Foundation.

Burnside Joins the Global Shift to Green Healthcare 26 June 2018

In 2018, the University of Sydney found that the healthcare sector contributes 7% of Australia’s carbon footprint and this soars to 10% in the USA (Davey, 2018). International networks such as Healthcare Without Harm, the Climate and Health Alliance and Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) are advocating the change to more sustainable healthcare provision across the globe as healthcare providers aim to meet community expectations and consumer preference for responsible facilities. This becomes even more important as climate change threatens health and healthcare functions.

Burnside Hospital Foundation Fluoroscan Project 14 June 2018

“Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.” Martha Graham, dancer and choreographer for over seventy years

Burnside Hospital Clinical Nurse Coordinator Ross McIlwraith

Ross Swaps Burnside Scrubs for Surgical Volunteering in Africa 31 May 2018

Ross McIlwraith, one of the Burnside Hospital Clinical Nurse Coordinators in the Perioperative Suite, leaves in September 2018 to volunteer on the ‘Africa Mercy’ hospital ship, delivering onboard surgical services to the people of Guinea, West Africa with the Mercy Ships organisation.

Maternity Unit Virtual Tour 8 January 2018

The new virtual tour of the maternity unit is now online!

Burnside Hospital welcomes an expanded urology service to support patients 7 December 2017

Burnside Hospital is delighted to announce the addition of three Urologists, Dr Mark Lloyd, Dr Peter Penkoff and Dr Dan Spernat to our hospital. Urology treats conditions involving the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive system, including prostate cancer, incontinence and sexual dysfunction.

2018 SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 19 September 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2018 SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Day Surgery Redevelopment Video 30 August 2017

Burnside Hospital's redevelopment of the day surgery environment is now complete! This exciting project has enabled the hospital to deliver premier pre and post-operative day surgery facilities and is the largest redevelopment at the hospital since 2002. View our video on the new day surgery.

Asleep on the Job - Australian Sleep Report 8 August 2017

The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has this week released a Deloitte Access Economics Report ‘Asleep on the Job’ commissioned by Sleep Health Foundation.

Brian Fricker Oncology Centre

Brian Fricker Oncology Centre Redevelopment 27 July 2017

The refurbishment of the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre at Burnside Hospital has been completed in July and provides a comforting and spacious environment for oncology patients.

Press Ganey Patient Survey 20 July 2017

As part of our commitment to continual improvement, Burnside Hospital are conducting a patient survey to gain a better understanding about our patients’ experiences.

Trent Batchelor appointed as Clinical Manager, Perioperative Service 3 July 2017

The Burnside Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Trent Batchelor to the position of Clinical Manager, Perioperative Service.

eAdmissions Now Available 20 June 2017

eAdmissions are now available!

Burnside Hospital first in SA to provide MAKOplasty robotic total hip replacement 12 December 2016

The introduction of MakoPlasty Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgery at Burnside Hospital has been a great success. The Hospital, together with the specialists from AOTS–OrthoRobotics, are excited to be able offer the same innovative technology to patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery.

Burnside War Memorial Hospital turns 60! 26 October 2016

Today, Wednesday 26 October 2016, marks the 60th birthday of the Burnside War Memorial Hospital

Burnside Hospital Day Surgery Area

Work commences on Burnside Hospital’s new day surgery area! 3 August 2016

After months of meticulous planning, consultation and engagement with its community, Burnside Hospital is thrilled to announce that works on the highly anticipated redevelopment of its Short Stay Procedure Unit (SSPU) or day surgery have commenced.

Burnside Hospital on the Australian Breast Device Registry 4 February 2016

We are pleased to participate in the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR), a Commonwealth Government initiative tracking the outcomes and quality of breast devices across Australia.

Plans for new day surgery environment at Burnside Hospital 4 February 2016

Plans for a major refurbishment of Burnside Hospital's Short Stay Procedure Unit (SSPU) are well underway, which would see the hospital deliver new day surgery facilities (pre and post operative).

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