This National Diabetes Week, we recognize Dr Ann Poynten and the difference her and her team make to people like Melissah, through providing ongoing Diabetes care. Dr Poynten has been a Senior Staff Specialist within our Endocrinology Unit for over 13 years. She understands that when it comes to diabetes management, it is the patient themselves who is the expert of their care and the Prince of Wales Hospital team is there to help and advise. Dr Poynten and her [...]
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In recognition of Men’s Health Week this June, Doug, one of our incredible Charity TV ambassadors and principal of local school Claremont College, shared his view on what health means to him. “It's good to be reminded that every week really should be 'Health Week' for us men because to stay well and healthy (body, mind and spirit) it's a necessary daily discipline. For me, it starts with waking up at 5am, having a strong black coffee and then I [...]
Keith, founder of Keith’s Closet has just recently been awarded NSW Nurses and Midwives Association Nurse of the Month this May. Keith has dedicated his spare time to ensuring mental health patients within our Hospital have access to quality clothing during their time as a patient. Keith’s motto of “Look good, feel good” has him collect good quality, preloved secondhand clothing from our community to give patients a walk-in wardrobe experience in our Hospitals Kiloh Center. Find out more [...]
During the last months, there has never been a better time to acknowledge the unwavering dedication of our Nurses who have been working nonstop to keep our community safe. A group of Foundation friends shared their appreciation for our Nurses over International Nurses Day 2020. They all have a personal connection to our Hospital, whether we have cared for their loved one, or cared for themselves through some of their most challenging times. Either way, they all want our [...]
In this ever-changing landscape, one constant is that our staff are here to care for our community. For our hard-working clinical and front line teams, these are busy and challenging times but with dedication and determination, our staﬀ across Prince of Wales Hospital are prepared and ready to provide the best care possible when it is needed. The staff at our Hospital have always been heroes in our community, but they need your help too. It is now, when [...]
After a long period of feeling unusually exhausted, a doctor visit revealed that 30-year-old Lorraine’s kidney was functioning at only 15 percent capacity and that she needed a kidney transplant. When Lorraine shared the sad news with her dear friend Judy, Judy did not hesitate for a moment to offer to be her renal donor. After a successful kidney transplantation at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Lorraine and Judy competed together in the Australian Transplant Games in 2012 and [...]
The recently opened Prince of Wales Cancer Survivorship Centre is helping people from all over NSW to better live with and beyond cancer. The space was launched as a sanctuary for patients to access support during and after cancer treatment. The new centre located adjacent to the Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre is providing a holistic cancer survivorship program which addresses all aspects of a cancer survivors journey. Yet most notably, unlike any other medical space, the centre offers a [...]
A New Era for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation: Founder and Associate Professor Leanne M Zalapa to retire, Andrew Giles appointed as CEO The Directors of the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, Randwick, have announced that from the start of 2020 that CEO and Founder, Associate Professor Leanne (Lulu) M Zalapa, is retiring and accomplished fundraising industry expert Andrew Giles has been appointed as the new CEO to lead the charity of the Prince of Wales Hospital into [...]
Funding from Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation for an innovative pain management program will provide patients with more options for the relief of chronic pain. Andrea, a retired nurse, suffered chronic back pain for over a decade. The debilitating pain, caused by a degenerative disease of the spine, limited Andrea’s capabilities in simple everyday tasks but also prevented her from doing the things she loves, including sewing and tapestry. When introduced to this new pain management program managed by [...]