09 December 2014

Hume region site visit

The VST program staff recently visited hospitals involved in the next phase of the rollout of the program – Goulburn Valley Health (GVH), Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) and Northeast Health Wangaratta (NHW).

During these visits, VST Program Leads, Prof Chris Bladin and A/Prof Dominique Cadilhac and VST Program Manager, Michelle Vu met with key staff involved in stroke care at each of the sites. It was fantastic to see and hear about the great work that is already being done in the provision of quality stroke care in the Hume region. There was also great attendance by clinical staff (approx. 50) at the stroke education sessions provided by Chris Bladin.

It is anticipated that the VST Program will go live in the Hume region in early 2015. New telemedicine equipment is currently being installed at the three hospitals. We would like to sincerely thank the Hume Rural Health Alliance and IT staff at each of the health services in facilitating the installation.

L- R: Chris Bladin, Justin Rabl  (GVH VST Coordinator), Sonia Denisenko (Manager, VSCN), Arup Bhattacharya (Divisional Clinical Director of Medicine & Director of Subacute Services), Donna Sherringham (Executive Director of Clinical Operations), Anne Robinson (Divisional Operations Director – Medical and Critical Care)


Chris Bladin providing education to clinical staff at AWH


NHW: L-R: Rene Martens (IT Manager), Hayden Sharp (Medical Imaging Manager), Michelle Vu, Jane Kealey (Telehealth Project Officer), Chris Bladin, Meryn Pease (Director of Nursing), Les Bolitho (Consultant Physician), Dominique Cadilhac, Jonelle Hill-Uebergang (Deputy Director of Nursing), Margaret Bennett (CEO of NHW)