Hepatology partnership curing hepatitis C
SUNSHINE Coast University Hospital’s gastroenterology and hepatology department is helping cure hepatitis C sufferers in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions.
The Sunshine Coast Hepatitis C Partnership, supported by the Department of Health’s Clinical Excellence Division, is providing an innovative and rapid access service to patients across the two regions.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology acting clinical director Dr Jonathan Mitchell said the community-based, nurse-led hepatitis C clinic offered mobile fibroscan service to patients at multiple locations across the region.
This simple, quick and painless test uses ultrasound to screen for liver disease by assessing the amount of HCV-related scarring in the liver.
“Patients can ask their GP to organise a referral into the service, or call our Hepatology Nurse about the program,” Dr Mitchell said.
For further information please phone Clare on 0408 405 440.