Haematology services at Broken Hill Hospital

The Far West Local Health District is very pleased to announce that haematology services are now available at Broken Hill Hospital with visiting specialist Dr Jir Ping Boey conducting monthly clinics.

Dr Jir Ping Boey (pictured below) recently commenced as a visiting Haematologist at Broken Hill Hospital and will conduct monthly face to face clinics at Broken Hill Specialist Clinics for patients with both non-malignant and malignant haematology conditions. Dr Boey works as a Consultant Haematologist at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide.

“It is a very exciting time for Broken Hill Hospital to obtain visiting specialist haematology services,” said Melissa Cumming, Director Cancer Services for FWLHD.

“Having the service provided locally enables patients to receive treatment closer to home, and reduces the need for travel to Adelaide for consultations or review,” said Ms Cumming.

She said she was very grateful to Dr Boey for making himself available to come to Broken Hill. “I also wish to acknowledge Dr Andre Nel, Director Medical Services for FWLHD, who supported the reinstatement of this valuable medical service to the community.”

Dr Andre Nel said Dr Boey’s appointment was the latest addition of visiting specialist services provided in the Specialists Clinic at Broken Hill Hospital. “We’re very pleased to see our specialist services expanding and we hope to be making further announcements in the near future.”

Dr Boey said he was very pleased to be working with the Broken Hill Health Service to delivery haematology services here.

“I’m very happy to be providing this service to the community and I look forward to a long relationship with the Far West,” he said.

Patients who require a haematology consultation with Dr Boey require a referral from their GP, which can then be taken to Specialist Clinics at the Broken Hill Hospital for an appointment to be made. For further information on the service, please phone the Oncology/Medical Day Only Unit at Broken Hill Hospital on 8080 1445.




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