Craniofacial Australia

Phone:  8267 4128

Craniofacial Australia

  
“Craniofacial Australia is the supporting charity for the internationally acclaimed Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) based at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in South Australia.”
  

September Newsletter

Who We Can Assist

  1. Overseas Clinics
    Another successful overseas clinical visit was conducted by Professor David in May, with him visiting Singapore, Jakarta and Makassar. Many new and existing patients were seen as well as many lectures delivered. While in Jakarta he was invited by Professor Benny Latief to conduct a lecture to Medical Students and nursing staff at the OMFS Unive’rsitas on ‘Craniofacial Surgery in General
  2. Education
    It is part of the ACMFF Charter to provide funding for medical education and in accordance with this, Professor David conducts lectures and training clinics to various countries in South East Asia. Craniofacial Australia also assists with formal training such as the fellowship programme and has trained 51 Doctors from Canada, Japan, USA , India and all corners of the globe since 1983.
  3. Patient Care & Support
    Craniofacial Australia assists with Multidisciplinary care Purchase of skull models & equipment Regional Clinics Today, we also have seen an increase in head trauma caused by accidents, sporting injuries and one punch victims
  4. Hospital Donations
    Craniofacial Australia regularly donates to both the Kate Hill Ward and the Craniofacial Unit at the Women's and Children's Hospital North Adelaide. Some items include recliner chairs which enable parents to hold their child sooner post operatively allowing more comfort and a place to sleep by their child’s side. In addition, Craniofacial Australia keeps Kate Hill Ward supplied with decorative comfortable arm splints to assist in the post-operative healing and soft spoons, so that patients can begin eating without risk of damaging fragile operative sites.
  5. Accommodation
    We have many regional, interstate and overseas patients who have difficulty finding reasonably priced accommodation during their treatment. Craniofacial Australia may be able to assist patients on a case by case basis and we welcome your enquiry email info@acmff.org.au
  6. Research
    Research is a key component of the Australian Craniofacial Unit and is one of the six principles that guide its services. The Research Unit was established in 1983, headed by Professor Tasman Brown, and continues today under the direction of Professor Peter Anderson. Overseas the ACFU have an exciting new research collaboration with the National Institute for Health, in Maryland USA.
  1. Professor David with Indonesian colleagues
    Professor David with Indonesian colleagues
  2. AHA Research Library
    AHA Research Library
  3. Education & Training
    Education & Training
  4. Dr Kimberley Sass became a resident Fellow of the Australian Craniofacial Unit in mid-2014
    Dr Kimberley Sass became a resident Fellow of the Australian Craniofacial Unit in mid-2014

Kate Hill Ward
Women's & Children's Hospital

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For those who are not aware, the Kate Hill Ward is located in the Women’s & Children’s Hospital at North Adelaide.

Following a period of time in Intensive Care, Craniofacial patients spend their post-operative recovery time in Kate Hill Ward. The staff on Kate Hill Ward are specifically trained in Craniofacial Care, which give them a unique insight into the journey these patients undertake.


This year Craniofacial Australia  has donated the following items to the ward. Some of the recent items include a breast pump which allows mums to express milk so that post-operative babies can feed. We also supplied nine Nylon skull models that surgeons use to plan surgery.  Four recliner chairs which enable parents to hold their child sooner post operatively allowing more comfort and a place to sleep by their child’s side.


In addition, Craniofacial Australia keeps Kate Hill Ward supplied with decorative comfortable arm splints to assist in the post-operative healing and soft spoons, so that patients can begin eating without risk of damaging fragile operative sites.

Matt Carter, Clinical Services Consultant and staff at Kate Hill Ward with some of the items donated

Donation of bears for the patients

A visit to the Kate Hill Ward with donated items for the children

Cranio speech pathologist Christina with toys donated to the unit