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Dawn Service to commemorate 100 years of ANZAC Greenslopes’ cardiologists implant new world first subcutaneous defibrillator

Greenslopes Private Hospital is one of a few Queensland hospitals that has implanted the new world-first S-ICD™ implantable defibrillator system for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.

Cardiologists, Drs Karen Phillips and Michael Jones completed their first procedure to implant the new subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) at Greenslopes Private Hospital in May this year.

Dr Phillips said that the device has only been available in Australia since late 2014, and is an exciting advancement offering patients a less invasive procedure than the traditional transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in which the leads are fed into the heart through a vein and attached to the heart wall.

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Cancer Care
Over the last few years we have witnessed an expansion of cancer services at Greenslopes Private Hospital and have been fortunate to have attracted leading oncologists, surgeons and physicians with a specialisation in cancer. We have developed a unique approach to cancer care, with the latest treatments and world class facilities. Greenslopes Private Hospital offers the best medical and surgical care across all cancers.

World Class Facility
Greenslopes Private Hospital is the flagship hospital for the Ramsay Health Care Group, Australia’s largest private health care operator. This 678 bed acute care hospital is a world class tertiary medical facility within 5km of the Brisbane CBD offering comprehensive inpatient and day services across all major adult specialties excluding obstetrics. Greenslopes is a University of Queensland Teaching Hospital and is a tertiary referral centre for other Queensland hospitals.

At the forefront of tertiary health care, Greenslopes Private Hospital offers health care professionals a unique opportunity to experience the private health care system in a supportive, teaching environment.

Multi-award winning workplace
Greenslopes Private Hospital has once again been recognised for its health and wellbeing strategies when it was announced the winner of two outstanding national HR Awards in the space of a few weeks.