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New health education video series launched for the Sunshine Coast community

10-03-2017

caretoshare social mediaThe Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim has launched a new video series for the Sunshine Coast community today, featuring relevant medical education from the hospital’s highly experienced doctors and clinicians.

The video series, called ‘Care to Share’, is designed to provide local people with health education and information they can use to lead a healthier life.

Wallis Westbrook, General Manager, said the hospital was inspired to create the video series after identifying an unmet community need among patients and their families for access to general healthcare information in an accessible and innovative format.

“Our decades of experience serving the Sunshine Coast community has shown us that our own health and the health of our family and friends is highly valued by everyone, but we realise that accessing general healthcare information still isn’t as easy as it could be - so we’ve decided to create the Care to Share video series,” Mr Westbrook said.

“The series features local doctors from the hospital sharing their expertise so our local community can use the information to help make informed healthcare decisions.”

“We believe this campaign is an important extension of the patient-centred care we provide every day throughout the year and we look forward to expanding this innovative series in the months ahead,” he said.

The first set of videos released today are:

Topic

Presented By

The truth about bacon for brekky

Dr Ian Baxter

Maintenance for men - prostate cancer and men's health

Dr Tony Gianduzzo

How often should I perform breast self-examinations?

Dr Emma Secomb

How is clinical depression different from feeling sad?

Dr Dhushan Illesinghe

Urologist Dr Tony Gianduzzo has been practicing at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital for the past 25 years and said he was thrilled to be part of the Care to Share video series.

“It is great to have the opportunity to be involved in public education and help demystify topics that have a tendency to really confuse people,” Dr Gianduzzo said.

“It’s always good to get the message out there on a much broader scale when compared to one-on-one interactions where you have to get in the fine detail of things. I’m hopeful the Care to Share series will make a real difference to people’s lives,” he said. 

The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital has been serving the community since 1980 and is part of UnitingCare Health - one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland which operates more than 1000 licensed beds across four hospitals.

For more information or to submit a question for our team of experts to answer, find us on social media or visit sunshinecoasthospital.com.au/caretoshare.