Rotary Club of Burnside meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at the Kensington Hotel, 23 Regent Street, Kensington, 6:00pm for 6:30pm

We also hold a “vocational meeting” on the 3rd Wednesday of every month to visit businesses or get involved in an organisation, please contact Craig for times and location.

To RSVP please contact our membership team via Craig Ritchie on 0481 373 266

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    Wednesday 29th May 2024 – Guest Speaker Neurosurgeon, Assoc. Professor Amal Abou-Hamden

    What a magnificent evening with so many people attending. The guest speaker Assoc. Prof. Amal Abou-Hamden was to present on Brain haemorrhages and treatments. However, an early message from Amal to tell me that she had to go to theatre for an emergency Brain haemorrhage!

    We commenced our meal and were feeling disappointed that Amal had to go to theatre just when she was to be at the club. About 8 pm the phone rang, and it was Amal she has just arrived and was looking for the Club meeting room. All she requested was a drink and something sweet to boost her blood sugar!!

    Amal’s presentation was extremely interesting as it covered the many ways to deal with brain haemorrhages and the various new techniques and trials.

    Time is the essence for dealing with brain haemorrhages eight hours being the magic number. This is to wait for the bleed to stabilise before surgery. Previously brain haemorrhages underwent a craniotomy with a large incision. Amal has been involved in trials that prefer a more minimally invasive approach using a fine telescope. The bleed is removed leaving no more than fifteen mls behind, as patients do better with this amount. Patients can even go home the next day after this type of procedure. While some details were more complex it gave us all an idea that there are different methods, and we can at least ask more questions should we need surgery.

    We were all incredibly grateful that Amal rushed to the Kensington Hotel after surgery, amazing lady.

    It was a truly memorable meeting with so many people attending. Thank you to all the guests.