I am the Acting Clinical Nurse Consultant for Plastic Surgery Telehealth (TH) at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). My interests are plastic surgery and wound management, and this led to involvement in providing care at a distance – Telehealth. I have been reaching out to remote and rural sites across Western Australia, providing support and education over 30 years.
In 2008, I worked with colleagues to build the Plastic Surgery Telehealth surgery at RPH, where I currently work coordinating the clinical care and providing clinical review for patients across WA. Achieving a telehealth service that provides quality, timely reviews and is innovative while meeting the needs of clinicians and patients, is a mixture of technology and clinical skills. This is a challenge which brings daily rewards to the dedicated telehealth team at RPH.