Centres of Excellence
Centres of excellence in Australia and in each state and territory will greatly improve quality care for our members. Paediatric Urologists in the United Kingdom agree that the best outcome for children born with Bladder/Cloacal Exstrophy and/or Epispadias, comes from centralised care. In the UK, services are provided at the central Manchester and Manchester Childrens University Hospitals and the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
Surgeons learning from each other: We can start to develop expert care for our primary members for surgery and after care. Health professionals involved can share experiences and knowledge to improve care. Surgeons can share a positive attitude toward this challenge of sharing and learning with each other.
Sharing of resources: Expensive resources are needed for medical tests, surgery, pre/post op care and ongoing health management. Training and equipment can be provided at centres of excellence rather than having these scarce resources unequitably scattered across multiple locations, as is the situation now.
Assisting patients to access treatment in Australia: We hope patients in future will not feel the need to have to go overseas for operations and that Australia will have a number of expert urologists in both paediatric and adult urology.