Austin Health

145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC

The Austin Hospital is one of five quaternary referral hospitals in Melbourne and is the referral centre for potential liver and multi-organ transplant recipients. Activities of the transplant unit are based at the Austin Hospital Campus and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Austin Hospital has a teaching affiliation with the Melbourne and LaTrobe Universities. Other facilities within Austin Health are the Heidelberg Repatriation Campus and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre.

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Research Centre and The Brain Research Institute are also located at the Austin Hospital Campus.

The Austin Hospital has 560 acute beds, a 21-bed intensive care unit, one of the state's largest adult emergency units, a specialist six-bed unit for children, a purpose-built and a 26-bed high-tech spinal unit to serve all of Victoria and Tasmania.

The Victorian Liver & Intestinal Transplant Unit is a collaborative service between Austin Health and the Royal Children’s Hospital, and provides liver transplant services for patients of all ages

The Transplant Unit is responsible for the majority of abdominal solid organ retrievals throughout Victoria and Tasmania.

Over 1,150 liver transplants, including 200 paediatric liver transplants, have been performed since 1988 and world-class survival outcomes have been achieved.

The program includes combined liver/renal and liver/pancreas transplantation in selected patients.

The Liver Transplant Unit is home to Australia’s first intestinal and multivisceral transplant service.

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services and health professional education and research in the northeast of Melbourne.

Supervisor:

Professor Robert Jones
E: jane.bell@austin.org.au
T: 03 9496 5000

Transplant Post:

1 x Liver Post

Organ Details:

Liver.

Opportunities on the Unit:

An excellent training unit which will be able to train both HPB and Liver Transplant Post Fellowship candidates.

It is a large unit, two Fellows and well supported by junior and senior members of the unit. The Fellows attend approximately 35 deceased donor operations per year and there are more than 60 liver transplants per year. There are weekly schedule consisting of post TC clinics, TX medical meetings, educational meetings, HPB MDM, ward rounds every week, and weekly rounds with the entire transplant team. Trainees would achieve the minimum training requirement numbers and case mix of surgical cases.

There is variable time available for research and publication.

Transplant and donor numbers per year:

Summary of General Surgery Trainee Logbooks 2012 - 2014:

 

Surgeon Mentor Scrubbed

Surgeon Mentor in Theatre

Surgeon Mentor Available

Assisting Surgeon Mentor

Assisting Senior Registrar

Total

Access Surgery for Haemo-Dialysis (excluding percutaneous access)

27

1

2

56

48

134

Access Surgery for Peritoneal Dialysis

5

0

0

6

1

12

Kidney Transplant

0

0

0

39

1

40

Laparoscopic Kidney Donation

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liver Transplant

1

0

0

26

0

27

Multi-organ Procurement from deceased donor

8

0

0

23

7

38

Open Donor Nephrectomy

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pancreas Transplant

0

0

0

0

0

0

Transplant nephrectomy

2

0

0

2

0

4

TOTAL

43

1

2

152

57

255

 

 

 
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