Women living in and around the northside of Brisbane will soon receive a pink letter from BreastScreen Queensland with an appointment date, time and place for their potentially life-saving breast screen.
Did you know nutrition is crucial for patient recovery? Check out this #TPCH team who researching how to improve nutrition in hip fracture patients to decrease their length of stay, minimise treatment costs, and improve health outcomes.
#ThinkyThursday is back, this time with a talented #RBWH team who are working on a new catheter design. Millions of catheters are used in Australia each year, but the current device has a failure rate of 40 to 50 per cent.
If organisation is your thing, we might have the perfect role for you! We require a site manager of patient support services to join our dynamic and super efficient team at Brighton. See comments for details. #WorkForUsWednesday... See MoreSee Less
Known for his Datsun Fairlady, love of a feed on night shift, and most importanty his dedication to community care, George is an integral part of Biala City Community Health Centre. George celebrated his 55th year of nursing with another love- black forest cake! Congratulations! #YearoftheNurseandMidwife... See MoreSee Less
#RBWH Assistant Nurse Unit Manager Belinda feels privileged to have been at the start of lives delivering babies, and at the end in palliative care. She's humbled to help patients in the time of need and is passionate about maintaining patient focused care throughout technological advancements.
In the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we celebrate with Belinda all of the things that make her profession so unique. #YONM... See MoreSee Less
The best of the best work in MNHHS!! Belinda you are in such good company. You do an awesome job and we are so proud that you work in MNHHS making the lives of our patients so much better. Thank you!!
“Life is short, work somewhere awesome”!!!
Belinda ..thank-you for all you do and representing the nursing and midwifery profession. Just love working with you all.
Nurses and midwives are exceptional humans
Love all the nurses and midwives at the RBWH and all hospitals!
Belinda!!!! What a wonderful NUM and an absolute pleasure to work with over the last few months. The team are very lucky to have such a great leader!
Beautiful pic and equally beautiful sentiment Bel. The Royal is lucky to have you 💖
Belinda!!!! Amazing recognition for the wonderful nurse you are ❤️
Metro North Public Health Unit (MNPHU) has today confirmed a case of measles in Brisbane in an adult male.
The person affected travelled on two international flights during their infectious period, including: • Flight QF5294 (Qantas/Jetstar): Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Singapore, which departed around 1430 on 17/02/2020 • Flight QF52 (Qantas/Jetstar): Singapore to Brisbane, which arrived at approximately 6am on 18/2/2020
Measles is spread from person-to-person by tiny droplets created during coughing and sneezing. The droplets can remain suspended in the air.
It is not believed the male attended any other locations which present a risk of transmission.
Metro North Public Health physician Dr Mekala Srirajalingam said people who caught these flights should seek medical advice if they develop symptoms.
“Symptoms usually start around 10 days after contact but can occur between 7 and 18 days after contact with an infectious person,” Dr Srirajalingam said.
“The initial symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, moist cough and sore red eyes which is commonly followed a few days later by a blotchy, red rash.
“If you do need to seek treatment or suspect you have measles like symptoms, it is important to call the medical practice first to say you could have measles, so that staff can take precautions to avoid spreading the disease to others.”
Vaccinations are recommended and funded for anyone born during or since 1966, and at least 12 months of age if they have not had two documented doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine or had proven measles.
Due to ongoing measles transmission overseas, it is important to ensure adequate vaccination against measles prior to travel.
Children can be vaccinated for measles from the age of 6 months.
Measles can be distressing for those with the infection and can cause serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).
Further information on measles is available here or by contacting 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). ... See MoreSee Less
Who wants to work with some of Queensland's tiniest (and cutest!) patients? We have a rare opportunity for a clinical nurse to join our Special Care Nursery team at #rbwh. More details in comments: #WorkForUsWednesday... See MoreSee Less