History and background
Established in 1991, Monash Surgical Private Hospital is a purpose-built facility to cater for day surgery, in particular in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). It functions as a private for profit, free standing day surgery facility specialising in gynaecological surgery and IVF treatment.
This commercial beginning represented the efforts of the medical specialist members of Carl Wood and Associates (CWA) and Monash IVF to open their own hospital, with a vision to create an establishment of world class excellence. Their objective was to specialise in IVF and advanced gynaecological surgery on a day only basis, utilising leading edge techniques that were backed by the highly regarded IVF medical research provided by Monash University and its Institute of Reproduction and Development Sciences.
Since the early 1980’s, Professor Carl Wood and his Associates have been regarded as world leaders in the development of IVF technology. Their early and continuing research has led to many world firsts in the advancement of reproductive technology. Their investment has proven to be a highly successful partnership as MSPH is today one of the busiest day facilities in Australia treating over 6,000 surgical patients each year.
Dr David Lloyd - CEO & Medical Director
Ms Lisa Nettlefold – Director of Nursing
Ms Maree Lim – General Manager
Ms Shirley Lewis – Quality Coordinator
Monash Surgical Private Hospital is a privately owned, free standing day surgery facility dedicated to the provision of world class surgical techniques, especially in relation to the medical specialties of Gynaecology and IVF.
The hospital aims to provide the highest level of patient care in a safe and friendly environment, with the support of eminent medical research leading to further advancement in clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients. Provision of the very best in medical equipment is paramount within the hospital goals, as is the provision of a rewarding working environment for hospital staff.
Research and ethics
The scientific and ethical review process for all research and quality assurance projects involving patients of Monash Surgical Private Hospital (MSPH) is undertaken by Monash Health. Monash Health has a Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and a Human Research Ethics Low Risk Review Panel both of which function in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
All enquiries in relation to research involving MSPH patients should be directed to:
Ms Deborah Dell
Manager, Human Research Ethics Committee
(03) 9594 4605
(Available by appointment Tuesday to Friday)
For information relating to submission details and deadlines, please refer to the Monash Health website www.monashhealth.org/page/Human_research_ethics. There may be a fee applicable with your submission which will be the responsibility of the researcher to pay. Please note that projects will not be accepted without a completed payment form.
When ethics approval is granted by the Monash Health HREC, the application will be submitted to the Board of Directors of Monash Surgical Private Hospital for final approval.
Please Note: Research involving patients of Monash Surgical Private Hospital may not commence until MSPH Board approval is issued. Any project that commences without Board approval will be cancelled immediately.