I started the Veins Unit at UGH in 2005.
This unit is staffed by a specialist Vascular Nurse with full physician back-up and provides out-patient treatment of venous disease at UGH and by satellite link to outreach clinics through the Western Region.
My commitment to technical innovation has produced a number of innovations and allowed the department to launch a number of initiatives. An example of this is the use of a sequential compression device that I have described in international publications and appears to dramatically improves limb salvage rates in critically ischaemic limbs. We were the first centre outside the US to use a novel TWO2 portable box device for topical hyperbaric oxygen treatment of refractory venous ulcers and because of our excellent preliminary results have been chosen as the lead centre for an international multi-disciplinary large-scale randomized trial on the TWO2 device.