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Generous golfers drive donations to Nepean for research

26 Nov 2018


Money raised from a charity golf tournament donated to the Nepean Hospital Urology Research Group will enhance research projects fighting prostate cancer.

Professor Mohamed Khadra AO, Head of Division Surgery and Head of Department Urology thanks tournament sponsors, Lodge Blacktown Kildare 393, for their generous $6000 donation.

“The Nepean Urology Research Group has been very active with minimal resources. There are roughly 20 projects in men’s health that are currently in development and this donation will help us further revolutionise how we care for patients,” says Professor Khadra, who is also the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Director, Strategy and Innovation.

The donation will help researchers collect more data vital to their work fighting prostate cancer.

Nepean Hospital’s Department of Urology is a leader in innovation, patient care and surgical training whose work has been internationally and nationally recognised.

Nepean was the first public hospital in New South Wales to use the Da Vinci robot to assist surgeons to remove prostates – dramatically cutting recovery time and the number of days patients spend in hospital.

Recently the team’s work was acknowledged at the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Scientific Meeting, winning a best paper award.