MercyAscot - Paediatric Care Update

At this 1day MercyAscot Education Series workshop Orthopaedic Surgeon Andrew Graydon, General Surgeon James Hamill and ENT Surgeon Melanie Collins covered a range of paediatric topics, including hernias, ENT issue and the challenges of managing paediatric patients.


Auckland Paediatric Care Update 22nd August 2016

Part of the MercyAscot Education Series


Topic 1: Feet turn in, feet turn out. Who cares?

Presented by Orthopaedic Surgeon, Andrew Graydon

  • In-toeing in children
  • Flat feet in children
  • Toe-walking in children
  • Trigger thumb
  • Curly toes

Topic 2: Hernias in adults and children

Presented by General Surgeon, James Hamill

  • Types of hernias
  • Diagnosis
  • Conservative management
  • Surgical management

Topic 3: Common ENT problems in children

Presented by ENT Surgeon Melanie Collins

  • Runny nose: to treat or not to treat? And how?
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Tonsils: who needs them?
  • Sleep disordered breathing/sleep apnoea

Topic 4: The challenges of managing paediatric patients - including obese children

Co-presented by the three presenters

  • Paediatric obesity and...
  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Hernias
  • ENT
  • Your practice (Q&A)


Andrew Graydon - Slidepack (0.5MB)

James Hamill - Slidepack (1.8MB)

James Hamill - Referral Guidelines (1MB)

Melanie Collins - Slidepack (1.8MB)


Andrew Graydon
Eastwood Orthopaedics

Andrew Graydon is a New Zealand-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Hip Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery and Musculoskeletal Oncology.
Following completion of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association National Training Programme, Andrew carried out post-graduate sub speciality Paediatric and Oncology training in some of the world's leading centres including Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and British Columbia Children's Hospital, before returning home to Auckland

Best way to contact Andrew:
P (09) 520 2133    E [email protected]


James Hamill
Kidzhealth; Hamill Surgery

James Hamill trained in General Surgery in Auckland, and in Paediatric Surgery in Christchurch, Sydney and London. He is vocationally registered in General Surgery, and in private has an interest in hernia repair in adults.
He founded Kidzhealth Limited, and has an interest in a range of paediatric surgical conditions. He is a consultant paediatric surgeon at Starship Children's Hospital, and also consults and operates at Waitakere Hospital.

Best way to contact James:
P (09) 524 4333     E: [email protected]

Melanie Collins
ENT Group, Mercy Specialist Centre

Melanie is a British-trained ENT surgeon based at North Shore Hospital, subspecialising in Otology. She completed an Otology fellowship in Adelaide and after 10 years as a consultant in the UK migrated to Auckland in 2011. She is interested in managing ear problems in all age groups from newborn to the elderly. She is trained in the use of Bone-anchored hearing aids, lasers and endoscopes in middle ear surgery, and has recently joined the adult cochlear implant team.

As well as North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals, she sees private patients at Mercy Hospital, New Lynn and Albany.

Best way to contact Melanie:
P (09) 623 5644    E [email protected]

MercyAscot Education Series

This CME Event is brought to you as part of the MercyAscot Education Series. The MercyAscot Education Series is designed to complement the Goodfellow Symposium and is always evolving as topics are suggested. The Education (CME) Sessions provide General Practitioners with clinically relevant and practical education, harnessing the expertise and interests of the specialists working with MercyAscot.
So far in 2016 they have held an update on Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Paediatric Care, and have two more events planned: ‘Gynae, Upper GI and Uro Update’ September 12  and ‘Bowel Cancer Care Update’ November 7.

Find out more - If you would like to receive early notice of MercyAscot CME events, please e-mail your details (name, practice, mobile) to: [email protected] and you will be added to the distribution list for future CME e-newsletters.

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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