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Laughter the best medicine

18 February, 2019

They say laughter is the best medicine, and our youngest patients at Northern Hospital Epping got to test that theory out today thanks to another visit from the ‘clown doctors’. Clown doctors provide a welcome escape from the reality of hospitalisation, visiting patients and their families to bring humour to healing. Laughter not only relaxes

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World-first virtual reality technology at Northern Hospital

14 February, 2019

We welcomed Channel Nine to Northern Hospital Epping to interview Cardiologist and University of Melbourne Professor, Peter Barlis, about a cutting-edge technology used to create virtual scans of inside coronary arteries. In collaboration with Melbourne University, the world-first virtual reality technology has been designed to give cardiologists greater information and help to improve clinical decision-making

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Symptom & Urgent Review Clinic (SURC) launches at Northern

14 February, 2019

This week, Northern Health launched its new Oncology and Haematology Symptom and Urgent Review Clinic (SURC). SURC is a free service for any patient with cancer, who is experiencing distressing side effects from undergoing systemic (chemotherapy or immunotherapy) treatment at Northern Health. SURCs provide an alternative to patients attending the emergency department (for those with non-critical

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Teddy bears get a check-up

14 February, 2019

The Northern Hospital foyer was buzzing with kids, parents, Melbourne University students and teddy bears, for another ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ day. This initiative, held four times a year at Northern Hospital, aims to help kids get familiar with hospital environments and some of the basic equipment, helping our youngest patients feel more comfortable when they

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