Is incontinence an inevitable part of aging?
November 2023 Content for this article was supplied by HARTMANN MoliCare®
There is a commonly held belief that urinary incontinence is a natural consequence of growing older. It’s just something you learn to live with. Yet for the majority of people living with incontinence, effective treatment options are readily available. Whatever your age, don’t allow incontinence to prevent you from living life to the full.
Big thanks to HARTMANN for providing this useful post.
Pressure Injuries and How to Prevent Them
October 2023 This educational post is provided by Mölnlycke, a leading global healthcare company specialising in wound care solutions.
When pressure injuries occur, they can become painful and take months to heal. In addition to causing pain, they can also disturb sleep, mood and quality of life. Pressure injuries are largely preventable, so it is important for patients and carers to be aware of how to prevent pressure injuries.
Big thanks to Mölnlycke for providing this useful post.
Rockingham Seniors & Carers Expo 2023
October 2023 On Friday 6th October we once again joined the City of Rockingham for the annual Seniors & Carers Expo.
Big thanks to our team Renay and Lee-Anne along with our healthcare partners Sarah from PediaSure/ Ensure Australia, Heather from Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited and Emma from Mölnlycke Health Care.
PS We thought the colour ladies from the Red Hat Society were definitely Best in Show. Check them out!
First Perth Konnect Fest
September 2023 On Friday 29th September 2023, we were pleased to welcome the Pink-Haired Lady Karen Lorenzon to our community space to host her first KonnectFest in Perth.
Karen runs Konnect Fest events around Australia to provide a space for NDIS Providers and inclusive businesses to enjoy a day away from the office networking, collaborating and making new connections within the sector.
Surgical House was pleased to sponsor this event through the donation of our community space in Osborne Park. This large, open room can be made available for training and events that benefit people and Providers within the disability and aged-care sectors.
Tubie Newbies - The A-Z of Enteral Feeding at Home Webinar
July 2023 Surgical House is teaming up with Abbott Nutrition and Lina Breik, one of Melbourne's leading Advanced Accredited Practising
Dietitians to talk all aspects enteral feeding.
Tubie Newbies will be an information session for new and more experienced parents and care staff supporting children and young people who are tube fed. Lina brings a person-centred perspective that acknowledges the social and emotional aspects enteral feeding.
Date: Tues 15th August
Webinar time: 11am to 12 noon with Lina
Location: Hybrid seminar – join us in person or watch online
Venue: Surgical House, Osborne Park
Arrival from 1030am, watch live on the big screen followed by a light lunch
NDIS Sector Connector
June 2023 What a great night for our first Sector Connector event at the new Surgical Hub community space in Osborne Park. Co-hosted by the teams at NDSP Plan Managers, Ability Action Australia and ourselves, we welcomed over 80 guests to a fun early evening of networking, information and of course great refreshments.
This event was a showcase for assistive technology and consumable products for people with complex needs who are accessing the NDIS.
We look forward to hosting more events to support Providers, allied health staff, RNs and SWs so we can work together to improve the experience for all NDIS participants, their families and advocates.
Continence and Kids - Tweens, Teens & Beyond
June 2023 Surgical House is teaming up with specialists from Hartmann MoliCare to talk all things continence, including transitioning from supermarket brands, finding the best fit products for tweens, teens and beyond and how to care for your child’s skin. This is an education session suitable for parents and carers of children and young people.
Friday 2nd June 2023
10am for 10.30am presentation (approx.. 45 mins) + question time
Surgical House, 46 King Edward Road, Osborne Park
Tea, coffee and refreshments
Have a go day 2022 Perth
November 2022 Another Have A Go Day done and dusted and what a fun day for the Surgical House Homecare Team.
Making 'Nutrition Fun' was our theme with Hawaiian shirts being the dress code and somehow it all worked. From Nutritional Mocktails to Nutreat Pro 40 Christmas Biscotti and Nestle Protein Balls we had it all to giveaway on the day.
Special thanks to our friends from Nestle, Ego Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius Kabi and Nutreat Australia for making our marque a standout and we will be back in 2023 with bells on.
Once again it was such a great event filled with so much fun. Great job to all involved.
Telethon Family Festival 2022 Perth
October 2022 On October 23 Surgical House joined forces with our friends from Hannah's House and took part in the 2022 Telethon Family Festival.
What an incredible day it was at the Telethon Family Festival in the heart of the city. Surgical House is forever grateful to our friends from Hannah's House for letting us being part of such a memorable experience. We met so many old friends and made so many on the day. Not even the rain could keep the big crowds away.
Once again it was such a great event filled with so much fun. Great job to all involved.
Source Kids Disability Expo 2022 Perth
October 2022 On October 15 & 16 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre joined by our generous supplying partners from Molicare, Ego Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Nutrition, Cardinal Health, Kimberly Clark and Fresenius to name a few, and we had the time of our life at the Source Kids Disability Expo.
We met so many new and existing customers over the two days, and with the help of our friends, we were able to further educate and provide positive outcomes to all those who ventured into booth number 2. Around the corner in booth 4 were our amazing friends from Hannah’s House who ran a super fun chocolate wheel all weekend, giving away tons of great prizes including many from our kind suppliers.
Once again it was such a great event filled with so much fun, colour and quality providers and we have already booked a bigger booth for 2023.
Source Kids Disability Expo 2022 Melbourne
June 2022 On June 18 & 19 at the Melbourne Convention Centre joined by our amazing partnering suppliers from Molicare, Abbott Nutrition, Saniflex, Cardinal Health, Avanos, Hollister and Ego Pharmaceuticals we had the time of our life at the Source Kids Disability Expo.
Thousands upon thousands of people attended this fabulous event, and the kids were not disappointed when they saw and interacted with our super inclusive tropical fish aquarium on display. We had the pleasure of advising families who visited our booth on how Surgical House can provide better outcomes in the NDIS space when it comes to supplying and educating on Complex Healthcare Consumables and Equipment.
It was a great event as per usual filled with fun, colour, information and activities for all. Well done Source Kids and we now look forward to the Perth event in October 2022.
Tube Feeding @ Home Webinar & Practical Sessions
Apr 2022 The clinical team at Abbott Nutrition were at Surgical House running specialised presentations on The Care and Management of Gastrostomy Tubes & Devices for the NDIS Participant and Home Care Customer. Surgical House customer service team joined a host of other allied health professionals from numerous NDIS & Homecare provider groups for this very in depth multi session training opportunity.
There will be a continuation of this very training in coming months so stay tuned !!
Live Your Potential NDIS Expo heads to Melbourne
Mar 2022 Held on March 27 @ The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne with over 70 sponsors and providers present. Just like previous expos held in Perth under the Live Your Potential banner the event was unique in that it is the only truly inclusive community event held in Melbourne, with a ton of activities both inside and out appealing to people of all ages. We even had the Hon Bill Shorten opening the event.
Where to next for Live Your Potential is unknown and exciting all at the same time.
Heroes of the Recent South West Bushfires
Jan 2022 Dean from GOSAC (Give Our Strays A Chance) reached out to Surgical House once again this week asking for help so that he can help the animals impacted from the recent horrific bushfires in our South West.
This amazing 18 year old and recent winner of the Australia Day Community Young Citizen of the Year Award is doing incredible work helping Animal Shelters who have been inundated with injured and severely burnt animals from the recent the south west bush fires. We were happy to help, which is the least that we can do.
NDIS Charities Smiling
Nov 2021 Surgical House and District 360 Supports had the absolute honour of handing over all profits from the recent Live Your Potential NDIS Expo to the very worthy charities of Hannah's House and Carers WA.
We want to thank Mayor Patrick Hall - City of Canning and the City of Canning for getting behind this truly unique Inclusive Community Event. Nearly $12,000 raised from an event which was filled with education, information and fun for all those who attended.
The message of the Live Your Potential NDIS Expo now shifts to Melbourne and fingers crossed we can do it all there in March 2022.
Making Nutrition Fun at the “Have A Go Day”
Nov 2021 Surgical House had a great day at the annual "Have A Go Day" community event @ Burswood Park.
We had so much fun at our marque handing out Ensure Mocktails, Biscotti made with Nutreat Pro 40 and yummy Screamies from Flavour Creations. Educating attendees about Nutrition was top of mind for the day and by 3pm every sample was consumed which pleases us to bits.
Special thanks to Melissa at Abbott for helping us setup and making the day a great success.
Live your potential NDIS expo 2021
Oct 2021 Surgical House & District 360 Supports were once again very proud organisers of this years Live Your Potential NIDS Expo.
The expo was held on October 5 at the Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds with over 70 providers present on the day. The event was unique in that it is the only truly Inclusive Community Expo held in Perth, with loads of activities both inside and out appealing to the young and the young at heart.
We now look forward to hosting the event in Melbourne in March 2022.
Source Kids Expo 2021
Sep 2021 Surgical House partnered with the amazing people of Hannah's House at Source Kids Expo 2021.
We met so many new and existing customers over the two days, and with the help of our friends from Cardinal Health, Ego Pharmaceuticals & Kimberly Clark, to name a few, we were able to further educate and provide good outcomes to all those who ventured into booth 76.
It was a great event filled with fun, colour, information and activities for all. Well done Source Kids and we hope to see you back in 2022.
Celebrating Aged Care Employee Day with Home Instead
Aug 2021 On Friday the 6th of August Home Instead held a special BBQ in Kings Park to celebrate Aged Care Employee day (7th of August).
Surgical House’s Home Care customer service team were their supplying and cooking the yummy snags for over 70 care givers to enjoy on what turned out to be a perfect sunny day.
Thanks to Nadia & the incredible team @ Home Instead for putting on such a great event.
Training in Prevention & Healing of Wounds
Aug 2021 The clinical team at Smith & Nephew were at Surgical House in early August running specialised training on the Prevention & Healing of Wounds.
The Surgical House customer service team joined a host of other allied health professionals from numerous NDIS & Homecare provider groups for this very in depth multi session training opportunity.
Special thanks the Catherine, Grant and the team for providing such high in demand training.
ATSA Independent Living Expo - Perth 2021
May 2021 Surgical House had an absolute blast exhibiting at the ATSA Perth Independent Living Expo.
We met so many people from all walks of life and all of them had fun entering our free competition of guessing the number of "Skittles in a Jar". The winner not only won the Jar full of Candy Goodness but an amazing Indulgent Hamper from @theherdsmanmarket .
We were also busy shaking the tin and raising funds for our friends at @hannahshouseperth who do amazing work providing Care, Comfort and Joy for Children with Life-Limiting or Complex Conditions.
Celebrating Easter @ Adventure World with Hannah’s House
Apr 2021 Surgical House was very honoured to be invited by Hannah’s House to attend their Adventure World day which they put on thanks to many sponsors for all their families.
It was great to meet the Hannah’ House founders Martin & Jacky whose daughter Hannah was the very reason this truly special organisation exists, and a more inspirational couple you won’t meet.
We had so much fun meeting all the kids and families attending on the day, and even though the temperature soared about 38 degrees it was truly smiles all round.
Hannah’s House @ Surgical House
Mar 2021 Hannah’s House Network and Education Meeting was proudly hosted by Surgical House.
Attended by their team of nurses, support workers and clinical members, with guest speakers Kim Gelman from Coloplast discussing wound care, and our very own Equipment Specialist Mellissa Menezes speaking on pressure management. The training was followed by a networking meeting in our boardroom and a very lovely breakfast indeed.
It was a great morning and we cant wait to have Hannah’s House back soon to do it all again.
Heroes of the Recent Perth Bushfires
Feb 2021 Dean from GOSAC (Give Our Strays A Chance) reached out to Surgical House this week asking for help so that he can help the animals impacted from the recent Bushfires in Perth.
This amazing 17 year old and recent winner of the Australia Day Community Young Citizen of the Year Award is doing incredible work helping Animal Shelters who have been inundated with injured and severely burnt animals from the recent the Wooroloo fire. We were happy to supply syringes which is the least that we can do.
International Day of People with Disability
Dec 2020 Surgical House celebrates International Day of People with Disability by attending a host of events throughout Perth.
We saw many existing friends along the way, but more importantly we met many new amazing people who were all so willing to share their stories with us. Well done to all who hosted events on this very special day.