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Australia How hospitals in Sydney's south-west are streamlining patient care

17:56  29 october  2019
17:56  29 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Patient care at hospitals in Sydney ' s south - west is being streamlined , with new high-tech facilities design Robbie Hart, 57, first came to Liverpool Hospital after falling down stairs but while he was visiting emergency, diagnostic tests revealed the musician from Hoxton Park, in Sydney ' s west, had

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Robbie Hart, 57, first came to Liverpool Hospital after falling down stairs but while he was visiting emergency, diagnostic tests revealed the musician from Hoxton Park, in Sydney's west, had a far greater battle on his hands.

"I had some scans and found out I had cancer," he told 9News.

Mr Hart was diagnosed with liver cancer and started treatment at the hospital. He's now benefiting from Liverpool's new high-tech tele-health facilities, designed to streamline patient care.

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a man sitting at a desk: Mr Hart was diagnosed with liver cancer and started treatment at the hospital.© 9News Mr Hart was diagnosed with liver cancer and started treatment at the hospital. a man smiling for the camera: He's now benefiting from Liverpool's new high-tech tele-health facilities. © 9News He's now benefiting from Liverpool's new high-tech tele-health facilities.

Kitted-out with state-of-the-art technology, multiple touch LCD screens, ceiling mounted cameras and multi-directional microphones integrated with the latest digital information including scans and a digital microscope, it enables health teams to make informed decisions about a patient's treatment plan and ensure everyone is on the same page.

Up to 50 multidisciplinary meetings are held each week, focusing on a range of conditions from trauma, stroke, cardiac, lung and liver to cancer.

South Western Sydney Local Health District Medical Imaging Director Dr Peter Lin says a short break between surgeries can allow a surgeon to connect into a meeting and review imaging and pathology results.

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a group of people sitting in front of a television: The new $700,000 facility enables doctors to bring in an expert from anywhere in the world via video conference.© 9News The new $700,000 facility enables doctors to bring in an expert from anywhere in the world via video conference.

The new $700,000 facility enables doctors to bring in an expert from anywhere in the world via video conference.

a screen shot of a computer: The advancement is the first of many, with Liverpool Hospital about to undergo a $740 million dollar transformation.© 9News The advancement is the first of many, with Liverpool Hospital about to undergo a $740 million dollar transformation.

"There is often a radiologist in the room, a nuclear medicine physician, surgical, medical, imaging, staff specialists, pathology and allied health workers working together to treat each and every patient individually," said Dr Lim

"We conduct about 2000 meetings per year, so this is going to be a daily practice, so I think it's a game changer for us."

eHealth NSW Chief Executive, Dr Zoran Bolevich says the new $700,000 facility enables doctors to bring in an expert from anywhere in the world via video conference.

They can also dial in from other hospitals, with identical rooms set up at Campbelltown and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals.

The advancement is the first of many, with Liverpool Hospital about to undergo a $740 million dollar transformation.

A new cancer centre, emergency department and neo natal intensive care unit are scheduled to open by 2026. Mr Hart's doctors say, he's responding well to treatment and he's determined to make a full recovery.

"It's too early yet, I've got to fight," he said.

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