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Leveling up gender equality within Metro North

17 January 2023|

Metro North Health have commenced an exciting new project aimed at promoting gender equality in the medical profession. Level Up aims to support medical women in training to reach senior positions over the course of their career through providing mentoring, leadership development programs, and specific pathways for reporting discrimination.

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9 hours ago

The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project (CHRP) is set to hit an exciting milestone with the completion of the multi-storey carpark and clinical services building by the middle of this year. 🎉

Throughout the project, the CHRP team has consulted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to better understand how to strengthen culture in the built environment.

Project Director Fiona said the car park would provide additional space for patients, visitors and staff meanwhile the artwork on the new facilities, which includes a sun and a carpet snake, was set to create a stronger sense of cultural safety and inclusion for First Nations peoples visiting the hospital.

"Expect to see cultural motifs created by artist Elaine Chambers-Hegarty on the external façade of the clinical services building and the new multi-storey carpark," she said. 🎨
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The Caboolture Hospital Redevelopment Project (CHRP) is set to hit an exciting milestone with the completion of the multi-storey carpark and clinical services building by the middle of this year. 🎉

Throughout the project, the CHRP team has consulted Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders to better understand how to strengthen culture in the built environment.

Project Director Fiona said the car park would provide additional space for patients, visitors and staff meanwhile the artwork on the new facilities, which includes a sun and a carpet snake, was set to create a stronger sense of cultural safety and inclusion for First Nations peoples visiting the hospital.

Expect to see cultural motifs created by artist Elaine Chambers-Hegarty on the external façade of the clinical services building and the new multi-storey carpark, she said. 🎨
1 day ago

"I was a nurse in Scotland for five years but then I got married, as back in those days you had to stop working when you got married. We came back to Australia and had four children. My husband died in 1980, so I went back to work as a nurse. Sometime later a boy I knew when I was growing up, asked 'would you marry me?' I said - 'I don't know, I hadn't thought about it, plus you have red hair and I don't like red hair.' But we got married and it was a wonderful companionship. We were married for 11 years and he too passed away. My advice is always forgive each other before you go to bed and go to sleep holding hands."

#MondayMantra 💭 Noreen 97 years-old, #TPCH orthopaedic ward patient
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I was a nurse in Scotland for five years but then I got married, as back in those days you had to stop working when you got married. We came back to Australia and had four children. My husband died in 1980, so I went back to work as a nurse. Sometime later a boy I knew when I was growing up, asked would you marry me? I said -  I dont know, I hadnt thought about it, plus you have red hair and I dont like red hair. But we got married and it was a wonderful companionship. We were married for 11 years and he too passed away. My advice is always forgive each other before you go to bed and go to sleep holding hands.

#MondayMantra 💭 Noreen 97 years-old, #TPCH orthopaedic ward patient
3 days ago

It's getting hot in here! Parts of Queensland are experiencing a low-intensity heatwave and the Bureau of Meteorology has said it's about to get worse. ☀️

Director of the emergency department at TPCH, Dr Andrew, shares some helpful tips on how to beat the heat:

🌴 find a cool and shady spot
❄️ keep your body cool
💧stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
👕 wear light, loose cotton clothing
🌞 stay out of the sun from 10am to 3pm
😮‍💨 slow down and take it easy
🏃keep exercise light
🥵 avoid hot, closed spaces
👵 check on your neighbours including the elderly

"Be sensible - I encourage you to avoid the heat by keeping cool and stay hydrated, and if you or someone starts to display signs and symptoms of heat stroke/stress that seems abnormal, then seek medical attention," he said.

To stay informed and monitor the heatwave situation in Queensland, please visit: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/heatwave.shtml
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Its getting hot in here! Parts of Queensland are experiencing a low-intensity heatwave and the Bureau of Meteorology has said its about to get worse. ☀️

Director of the emergency department at TPCH, Dr Andrew, shares some helpful tips on how to beat the heat:

🌴 find a cool and shady spot
❄️ keep your body cool
💧stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
👕 wear light, loose cotton clothing
🌞 stay out of the sun from 10am to 3pm 
😮‍💨 slow down and take it easy
🏃keep exercise light
🥵 avoid hot, closed spaces
👵 check on your neighbours including the elderly 

Be sensible - I encourage you to avoid the heat by keeping cool and stay hydrated, and if you or someone starts to display signs and symptoms of heat stroke/stress that seems abnormal, then seek medical attention, he said. 

To stay informed and monitor the heatwave situation in Queensland, please visit: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/heatwave.shtml
4 days ago

There's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before a clinical trial become available to patients, often several years of work, collaboration and planning.

Associate Professor and Senior medical oncologist, Dr Zarnie is part of an investigator-initiated study called LUMOS2 which will run across Australia including at RBWH.

Put simply, it's an umbrella study which looks at grade 2 and 3 brain tumours in people where treatment has failed, and the disease has progressed. 🧠

"We should celebrate the fact we have studies like this for our population - all the expertise that goes into this, so many departments have to get on board, it's a team effort," Zarnie said.

"Every trial asks the unique question, is our new treatment better than what we are currently doing?

"At the end of the day, we do it for the patient and if I can offer the next patient that walks through my door some hope, then it's all worth it."

Let's give it up for our clinical trials team 👏 #ShoutoutSaturday
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Theres a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes before a clinical trial become available to patients, often several years of work, collaboration and planning. 

Associate Professor and Senior medical oncologist, Dr Zarnie is part of an investigator-initiated study called LUMOS2 which will run across Australia including at RBWH.

Put simply, its an umbrella study which looks at grade 2 and 3 brain tumours in people where treatment has failed, and the disease has progressed.  🧠

We should celebrate the fact we have studies like this for our population - all the expertise that goes into this, so many departments have to get on board, its a team effort, Zarnie said. 

Every trial asks the unique question, is our new treatment better than what we are currently doing?

At the end of the day, we do it for the patient and if I can offer the next patient that walks through my door some hope, then its all worth it.

Lets give it up for our clinical trials team 👏 #ShoutoutSaturday
5 days ago

Hello world, it’s baby Janella 🌈

This little cutie was born on 2.2.23 at Caboolture hospital to parents Reg and Julie.

Janella is yet to meet her big brother Rhian, 7, who is taking the day off to come and meet his new baby sister. 💗

“We have a bit of a name tradition - Janella has a J name like me, and Rhian an R name like his dad,” Julie said.

#FeelgoodFriday
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Hello world, it’s baby Janella 🌈

This little cutie was born on 2.2.23 at Caboolture hospital to parents Reg and Julie. 

Janella is yet to meet her big brother Rhian, 7, who is taking the day off to come and meet his new baby sister. 💗

“We have a bit of a name tradition - Janella has a J name like me, and Rhian an R name like his dad,” Julie said.

#FeelgoodFriday

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