TEAM OF THE YEAR 2023 – CLINICAL EDUCATION TEAM

HONOURING OUR MIDWIVES AND NURSES Earlier this year, we celebrated the wonderful contribution of our midwifery and nursing teams as part of International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day. As part of our celebrations we held the annual Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Nursing & Midwifery Awards. The award categories are: Nurse of the […]

NURSE OF THE YEAR 2023 – VICKI GREEN

HONOURING OUR MIDWIVES AND NURSES Earlier this year, we celebrated the wonderful contribution of our midwifery and nursing teams as part of International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day. As part of our celebrations we held the annual Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Nursing & Midwifery Awards. The award categories are: Nurse of the […]

MIDWIFE OF THE YEAR 2023 – DANA MAJMAN 

HONOURING OUR MIDWIVES AND NURSES Earlier this year, we celebrated the wonderful contribution of our midwifery and nursing teams as part of International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day. As part of our celebrations we held the annual Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Nursing & Midwifery Awards. The award categories are: Nurse of the […]

Feeding Tube Awareness Week 2023

Feeding Tube Awareness Week 2023 At Jessie McPherson Private we have many patients who may find they need a feeding tube for many reasons and for different lengths of time, whether accessing our gastroscience services or our obstetric services. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide further information about Tube Feeding. At the end […]

Veganuary – What’s the deal?

ARE YOU CONSIDERING VEGANUARY OR TRYING A PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE? It’s that time of year when we are inundated with marketing content around diets, new-year, new-you, health and fitness offers and so on. Amongst this content you may be familiar with campaigns for Dry January and Veganuary, the latter along with commentary around “plant-based” lifestyles becoming […]

Jessie Parenting Sanctuary Update

Transition To Home At The Luxurious Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery By Sofitel We are pleased to share that we have updated our luxury hotel maternity stay program. The Jessie Parenting Sanctuary is now being offered as a ‘Transition to Home’ stay. The transition to home stay is offered as an option once our maternity patients […]

Monash Heart Private at the Victorian Heart Hospital

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital is proud to be the private health partner at the Victorian Heart Hospital A centre of excellence in cardiovascular care, research, and education, the Victorian Heart Hospital is being delivered in partnership with Monash Health, the Victorian Government and Monash University. Jessie McPherson Private Hospital as part of the Monash Health […]

Jessie McPherson Launches New Maternity App

Jessie McPherson’s Maternity App ‘Eve’ We’re excited to announce the launch of our new maternity experience platform – the Eve app. Eve is offered to Jessie McPherson mums and their partners, free of charge. The app provides new and expectant mothers with access to a variety of tools and a library of educational content, all […]

Health Information Services

Health Information Management Week 2022 Health Information Management Week is being celebrated this week from 22 – 26 August 2022. The week is all about showcasing and celebrating the work of Health Information Managers, and related roles in Health Information Services. What is Health Information Services? Jessie McPherson’s Health Information Services Manager Kelly Wathen took […]

Award Winning Clinical Nursing Education

The Jessie McPherson Clinical Education Team The Jessie McPherson Clinical Education Team is made up of specialist Clinical Nurse Educators (also known as CNE’s) who have a great degree of competence in their field of specialism and in caring for patients and families. We have Clinical Nurse Educator’s working on all four wards, covering Cardiology, […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2022

Jessie McPherson supports the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and World Breastfeeding Week 2022 This year World Breastfeeding Week is focused on strengthening the capacity of actors that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society. These actors make up the warm chain of support for breastfeeding. Target audiences including […]

Nutrition and Breastfeeding

What should I know about nutrition whilst I’m breastfeeding? Nicole Bando, Family Dietitian and Lactation Consultant shares her evidence-based advice on how to keep on top of your nutritional needs whilst breastfeeding. Nutrition whilst breastfeeding is vital to optimise the health of both mum and baby. New motherhood is a very busy time, and many […]

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital is 90 Years Old!

TODAY WE ARE CELEBRATING! JESSIE MCPHERSON PRIVATE HOSPITAL IS 90 YEARS OLD! Wednesday 1 December 2021 is the 90th Anniversary of Jessie McPherson Private Hospital opening its doors to care for Victorians. In 1931 the Jessie McPherson Hospital functioned as the private section of the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, fees paid to attend Jessie McPherson […]

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital Continues to be a Centre of Excellence for Obstetric Patient Care

We would like to reassure the families in our care that we remain one of the safest places in Victoria to have your baby during the current COVID-19 pandemic. At Jessie McPherson Private Hospital we have very stringent precautions in place across the entire hospital to protect all of our patients and staff. All hospitals […]

Pregnancy and COVID-19

Life feels overwhelming for so many of us at the moment, this may be especially so if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are new to parenthood. Information about COVID-19 is coming at us from all different directions, it is important to read information that is trustworthy, and to access information in order to […]

JMPH: a historic timeline

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this post contains images of deceased persons* The story of the Queen Vic The history of the Queen Vic is entwined with the first feminism wave of the late 1800’s. It was impossible for women to study medicine in Victoria until 1887, prior to this […]

Jessie Parenting Sanctuary

We are delighted to introduce the Jessie Parenting Sanctuary: Exceptional high-level care coupled with a luxury post-natal stay at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel The Jessie Parenting Sanctuary at Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, MGallery by Sofitel is an exciting and luxurious choice available to new parents. Mother and baby can leave the hospital together and […]

90 Years Strong in 2021

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this post contains images of deceased persons* Jessie McPherson Private Hospital is celebrating a milestone in 2021. In December this year we will be marking our 90th anniversary. In the beginning Jessie McPherson Private Hospital was created as the private wing of the Queen Victoria […]

VIDEO: Why Choose Jessie Maternity?

Are you having a baby and considering your care options? You may be weighing up the benefits of going private versus public, what this means if you need to access high-level care and what impact your choice has on your wish for a low-intervention birthing experience. Watch this video and learn how Jessie McPherson Private […]

Vaccination roll-out commences at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

On Thursday 25 February, Jessie McPherson Private Hospital team members joined many around Australia in being part of the first group to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. We are proud to be part of the historical moment that saw the Monash Health network kick off their vaccination program for priority Phase 1a healthcare workers. As the […]

Watch this video to learn why our doctors choose Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

Hear first hand from our specialist consultants on why they choose Jessie McPherson Private Hospital for the care of their private patients. Exceptional patient care and experience Incredibly well qualified and experienced nursing and midwifery care High quality and safety backed up by our association with Monash Health To learn more about our services click […]

Emergency Admissions at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital

Are you considering going private if you are admitted as an emergency patient? If you find yourself in the Emergency Department and have private health insurance Jessie McPherson Private Hospital can provide high-level private care and importantly peace of mind. Jessie McPherson Private Hospital offers a private hospital experience whilst being on-site at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton. We […]

Jessie Women Share Their Well-Being Strategies #WomensHealthWeek #RUOKDay

R U OK? Day & Women’s Health Week There’s no doubt about it, 2020 has been a year of challenges and constant change. The unprecedented circumstances have made it even more important for us to all stay connected, and for those who are able, to be willing to support those around us. This week is […]

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 […]

Giving Birth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Bonnie’s Story

Bonnie gave birth in late April 2020, here she shares her experience of staying at Jessie McPherson Private Hospital and giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bonnie, a Monash Health Theatre Nurse and Mum to toddler Jed, had no doubts about booking in to Jessie McPherson Private Hospital for her second pregnancy with Beau, under […]

Visiting Information

Updated  Tuesday 16 May, 2023 We have eased our visiting rules, but as COVID is still a threat to our community, some COVID Safe measures remain in place. Patient Care Areas: All people 8 years and older are required to wear a surgical mask. Public Areas:  Masks are now optional for public spaces and non-clinical […]

#IYNM20: Focus on Nursing Leadership

2020 has been named The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation, the key campaign message is Champions of Change. At the forefront of change are our nursing leaders. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) nurses and midwives are already advocates and innovators in the health care system, but they must be […]

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 has been named The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organisation. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale – the world’s most famous nurse. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), nurses and midwives account for nearly 50 per cent […]

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 Consultant offers individual breastfeeding support and advice for mothers. The Breastfeeding […]

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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