Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Length of Service Awards 2019

We recently celebrated the Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Length of Service Awards. The Length of Service Awards celebrates our longest serving employees. This year, the categories ranged from a completion of 10 years to 30 years. CEO Anne Howe thanked and congratulated everyone for their achievement and highlighted their contributions in serving Jessie McPherson Private Hospital. […]

Weight Loss Surgery

It’s not cosmetic surgery, it’s choosing to live life surgery! You’ve tried all the diets and are doing your 30 minutes of exercise a day, and you’re still struggling to lose the excess weight that is holding you back from enjoying a healthy life. This article talks about weight loss surgery, what it is and […]

Be your own Heart Health Hero

2-6 September 2019 is Women’s Health Week. The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to do something for your health and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime. At Jessie McPherson Private we […]

Should I see a gynaecologist for menopause?

2-6 September 2019 is Women’s Health Week. The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to do something for your health and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime. At Jessie McPherson Private we […]

How to get the best start to breastfeeding

Breast milk provides all the nutrition your baby needs for the first six months of life and can give your baby most of their nutrition for the first year of their life and beyond. Breast milk also helps to protect your baby against a range of infections, allergies and other medical conditions. It’s a good […]

Maternity Information Evening

Come along to our Maternity Information Evening on Wednesday 13 November to learn more. You will get the opportunity to hear from our obstetricians and midwives, ask questions and tour our facilities. You can learn more about our obstetricians by viewing profiles in our specialists directory. Places are limited so please book here.   What […]

Katherine’s Water Birth

Katherine gave birth to Conor in November 2018. Here she shares her experience of having a water birth at Jessie McPherson Private, with Obstetrician Dr Saul Cohen. Pregnancy  I enjoyed a relatively smooth pregnancy, going into labour at 38+5 weeks. At around 37 weeks I spent some time at the Pregnancy Assessment Unit (PAU), I’d […]

What is a Coronary Angiogram?

At Jessie McPherson Private our Cardiac Care Unit specialises in diagnosing and treating cardiac related diseases or conditions. We offer services in acute diagnostic and interventional cardiology as well as cardiac and thoracic surgery. Coronary Angiogram is a common procedure we carry out. In this article we answer questions you may have if you are […]

Golf for Heart Health

Professor Richard Harper has been featured in the Golf Victoria Magazine. Jessie Cardiologist Professor Richard Harper talks about the health benefits of golf, as both a physical activity and a stress reliever. The Victorian Heart Open, February 19th, Huntingdale Golf Club: The Victorian Heart Open is open to all men and women, amateur or professional, […]

Breastfeeding Support Service

Ensuring you have the best breastfeeding experience possible At Jessie McPherson Private, we support mothers and babies through their breastfeeding journey. Our Breastfeeding Support Service provides care and support to make sure you have the best breastfeeding experience possible. Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants offer individual breastfeeding support and advice for mothers in the […]

Laura’s Twin Pregnancy – James & Owen

Laura and George, parents to  2 year old Zoe, were thrilled to discover they were pregnant with twins in the autumn of 2017.  Pregnancy We had a smooth pregnancy, but a bit of a journey to get pregnant in the first place. I have endometriosis and needed to take medication as a fertility aid, it […]

CASSIE JAMES & BABY BOBBY

CASSIE AND TODD JAMES WERE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD WHEN CASSIE BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE UNUSUAL SYMPTOMS, RESULTING IN BOBBY BEING BORN SIX WEEKS PREMATURE. PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER, CASSIE, 28, SHARES THEIR STORY WITH US. Pregnancy Initially our pregnancy progressed with no difficulties, and everything looked promising at the 13 and 20 week scan. At 26 […]

KYLIE SMITH – POSTPARTUM CAROTID ARTERY DISSECTION

PATIENT: KYLIE SMITH, 39, MUM TO ROSE, SAMUEL AND BABY WILLA DIAGNOSIS: POSTPARTUM CAROTID ARTERY DISSECTION Kylie was settling into life with the latest addition to her family, six week old baby Willa, when she experienced headaches, neck pain, taste changes, and high blood pressure. Kylie saw her local GP and was advised go to […]

JESSIE MCPHERSON MATERNITY – LEADERS IN PLANNED VBAC’S

WHAT IS A VBAC? Many women who have previously had a caesarean section can safely give birth vaginally. This is commonly referred to as ‘vaginal birth after caesarean section’ or VBAC. Every woman who has had a previous caesarean section will be assessed by their care provider to determine if it is medically advisable to […]

ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER – MOTHER’S DAY 2018

SUPPORTING MUMS IN CRISIS To celebrate Mother’s Day this year Jessie McPherson Private is supporting St Kilda Mums and collecting for the One Mother to Another campaign. Sometimes the only opportunity a child has to give their mother a present on Mother’s Day is via a One Mother to Another gift from St Kilda Mums. Donate […]

BRENDAN MURPHY – TAVI PATIENT STORY

PATIENT: BRENDAN A MURPHY QC PROCEDURE: TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION (TAVI) After developing symptoms, my doctor picked up on a problem with my heart and I was referred to MonashHeart Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Ben Dundon. Dr Dundon’s assessment confirmed that I required coronary angioplasty, and in December 2016 I had a stent inserted at the MonashHeart […]

TAVI PROCEDURE FOR AORTIC STENOSIS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PATIENTS

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital is one of a select few private hospitals accredited as a TAVI Hospital, this means that we are able to offer an alternative to open heart surgery for aortic stenosis patients. WHAT IS AORTIC STENOSIS? Aortic stenosis is the abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve, which restricts the flow of blood […]

LOGAN MILLER – BORN AT 26 WEEKS

THIS IS THE STORY OF LOGAN MILLER LOGAN WAS BORN AT 26 WEEKS AND SPENT 139 DAYS IN NICU Kathryn and Daniel wish to share their story for World Prematurity Day 2018, to help other parents who may be facing a premature birth feel more equipped to deal with what may lie ahead. Pregnancy Daniel and […]

Special Care Nursery

Special Care Nursery – Jessie SCN At Jessie McPherson Private, whilst we anticipate the smooth and safe arrival of your baby, you can be comforted by the knowledge that we can provide specialised high level care in our Special Care Nursery. We have a Level 2 Special Care Nursery on the Jessie Maternity Ward, and […]

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