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16 February 2012
Photos of the completed works at 438 Clarendon St, South Melbourne.
FlourishPaediatrics is delighted with the photographic record of the completed works by Molecule
Go to Molecule blog for more photos by Shannon Mc Grath
See more click here Molecule blog spot
1 February 2012
In The Age newspaper, Stephen Craft discusses the thinking and design concepts behind the creation of our clinic
Doctor's clinics, particularily those designed for children tend to be formulaic. .....Flourish paediatrics has taken a different approach...read more
20 January 2012
Artwork by David Keeling Cul de sac from the Garage sale series of three in Closer to home exhibition November 2005
True to Dr Liz Hallam's roots a little piece of Tasmania enjoys pride of place in the waiting area, playful yet sympathetic to the elegant surrounds. Painted by prominent Tasmanian artist David Keeling who has won recognition for his landscapes.
Find out more about the artist David Keeling
14 June 2011
After many months of planning, Flourish Paediatrics at 438 Clarendon St, South Melbourne opened it doors on 14 June, 2011.
Heart felt thanks to the amazingly creative team who were on the journey with us and transformed a vision into reality,
and the beautiful Flourish children.
20 March 2011
Sleeping twins together or not? A recent survey performed in the maternity units around Victoria demonstrated wide variation in sleeping practices of multiples. What does the research show and what are the current recommendations?
Research has not been able to provide conclusive evidence to answer this question and in view of safety concerns is probably unlikely to in the future. The Maternity and Newborn Clinical Network of Victoria has advised that in the absence of evidence based research that the safest way to sleep twins on the postnatal ward and at home is in their own cots and to follow the SIDS and Kids Guidelines (2010). Parents should also be actively educated in safe sleeping practices whilst in the postnatal ward.
Premature infants and low birth weight infants are at higher risk of SUD (Sudden Unexpected Death) and safe sleeping practices modelled in hospital will ensure that these practices are continued at home.
Many twins we talk to complain about not being respected or treated as individuals and it is reasonable that they should have their own bed and space even as a newborn infant just like any other baby.
25 Feburary 2011
Latest Rotavirus Information: The Chief Medical Officer Dr Jim Bishop has issued advice that there is new evidence from Australia and overseas regarding the rotavirus vaccines used in Australia, Rotarix® and RotaTeq®, and a small risk of increased intussusception, a bowel condition that occurs in infants.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and the Therapeutic Goods Administration have reviewed the evidence and recommend that both vaccines continue to be in Australia.The risk appears to be greatest in the first 1-7 days after receiving the first dose of rotavirus vaccine. Intussusception is a condition where the bowel slides into the next portion and results in blockage of the bowel.The Immunise Australia program has produced a series of information leaflets for parents and health professionals which is available on their website.