Health and wellbeing tips from our experts2020-09-09T15:42:52+10:00

Health and wellbeing tips from our experts

A complete guide to Christmas leftovers

Christmas has been and gone but our festive leftovers tend to linger in our fridges for just a few extra days! While leg ham for breakfast and an extra slice of Christmas pudding make the perfect low-maintenance snacks over the holiday season, Redcliffe Hospital Dietitian Jacinta Sultana says it’s important to know what you can keep so you don’t risk becoming unwell.

18 December 2020|

Step up to the plate! Five tips for better lunches

New Year, new you? Many of us wake up post-Christmas binge and decide to kick-start a diet and new health regime. But if you aim to make enormous changes quickly, even the best-laid plans can be challenging to execute, and we can easily lose interest.

17 December 2020|

Tips on how to avoid heat-related illnesses this summer

Last summer, the Emergency Department at Redcliffe Hospital treated sixty people for heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses include sunburn and dehydration, but also the more serious medical emergency of heat-stroke. Dr Yan has some tips on how to avoid getting sick from the summer heat and sun.

1 December 2020|

Sleep 101: quick tips for some seriously good shut-eye

In today’s busy world, it can be hard to entirely switch off and get a good night’s sleep. But a solid sleep schedule has proven benefits in giving us more energy, higher concentration levels and improved general wellbeing – making it an important focus for our overall health!

13 August 2020|

Bruce Sullivan – Intentional Wellbeing

Hi, my name’s Bruce Sullivan and I’m the Chief Wellbeing Officer here at Metro North Hospital and Health Service. We have 21,000 staff and we are talking about wellbeing. As an organisation we are considering four different ways to be able to approach wellbeing.

14 July 2020|
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22 hours ago

Twin brothers Harrison and Arthur and their parents Sarah and Matt have been on quite the journey at #RBWH. Born on 4 January at just 26 weeks and five days old, the twins weighed just 454 grams and 702 grams respectively. Now, 100 days since they were born, they weigh more than four times their birth weight! 🤗

Mum Sarah said they are so proud of their boys and how far they have come over the past few months.

“They were so tiny when they were born that we couldn’t even give them a cuddle for the first few weeks. Having a premmie baby is such an intense time – you really feel every emotion.

“The biggest thing we’ve learnt is to take one day at a time. At the beginning, we were so worried about all the things that were to come instead of focusing on the positive things that had happened that day. It’s all about the little wins.

“The nurses, doctors and support staff at RBWH have been incredible. We'll be forever grateful for what they have done for our boys."

The family are looking forward to when the twins are strong enough to be transferred to a hospital closer to their home on the Sunshine Coast. Wishing you all the very best, Sarah, Matt, Harrison and Arthur ❤
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Twin brothers Harrison and Arthur and their parents Sarah and Matt have been on quite the journey at #RBWH. Born on 4 January at just 26 weeks and five days old, the twins weighed just 454 grams and 702 grams respectively. Now, 100 days since they were born, they weigh more than four times their birth weight! 🤗
 
Mum Sarah said they are so proud of their boys and how far they have come over the past few months.
 
“They were so tiny when they were born that we couldn’t even give them a cuddle for the first few weeks. Having a premmie baby is such an intense time – you really feel every emotion.
 
“The biggest thing we’ve learnt is to take one day at a time. At the beginning, we were so worried about all the things that were to come instead of focusing on the positive things that had happened that day. It’s all about the little wins.
 
“The nurses, doctors and support staff at RBWH have been incredible. Well be forever grateful for what they have done for our boys.
 
The family are looking forward to when the twins are strong enough to be transferred to a hospital closer to their home on the Sunshine Coast. Wishing you all the very best, Sarah, Matt, Harrison and Arthur ❤

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Yes i must admit the RBWH is an amazing hospital we have had an experice with them for our grandson but unfortunately our outcome was not a good one but the care and support from the staff was just fantastic

The staff looking after these tiny babies are just amazing, they do a fantastic job..

Just beautiful congratulations Matt and Sarah.

Oh Sarah Elizabeth how beautiful is this 💜🦋 wishing you, Matt and the boys a healthy return to home soon xx

Congratulations Sarah and Matt! Best wishes for you and your precious little boys 💗

So lovely! ❤️❤️❤️

So lovely to see them growing so beautifully, what a beautiful family! 🥰

Congrats

Sarah McGuinness Barry Peisley Beth Peisley

Lucy 26 weeks!!

So proud of you Matt and Sarah it's been a very stressful and demanding time. The love and faith you have had in your boys is amazing. Can't wait to meet my grandsons Love Dad.

Love this!! Family photo ❤️💙💙💙 Keep growing strong boys!!!

❤🌏🌈🌈

Oh wow, they were so small. Thank you for sharing x

So beautiful ❤️

Gorgeous Sarah Elizabeth 🥰

Best wishes to the 4 of you.

Beautiful 💙💙

Graham

Wishing you all the best Sarah Elizabeth

So happy for you all 💕💕💕

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2 days ago

Test your knowledge! 🧐 Can you guess what the infection is by using the clues below? Here's an extra hint: _ _ _ _ _ _ is an immune response to an infection. Check back next week for the answer! ... See MoreSee Less

Test your knowledge! 🧐 Can you guess what the infection is by using the clues below? Heres an extra hint: _ _ _ _ _ _ is an immune response to an infection. Check back next week for the answer!

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UTI

Sepsis

Sepsis

Sepsis. Had it and it’s the worst thing I’ve ever gone through

Being in love.

Sepsis

Covid injection

Life

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3 days ago

It takes a special kind of person to work in an emergency department, and Marie is one of them! ✨ She's been at Redcliffe Hospital for more than 14 years, and, as a support worker, helps patients and fellow staff in one of the busiest areas of the hospital.

"It's fast-paced in here, it can be stressful but it's incredibly motivating and rewarding too. It's a great job and team," she said.

"Each day is different but if you can make a patient smile when they're going through a hard time, well that's a good day for me!" 🤗🏥
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It takes a special kind of person to work in an emergency department, and Marie is one of them! ✨ Shes been at Redcliffe Hospital for more than 14 years, and, as a support worker, helps patients and fellow staff in one of the busiest areas of the hospital.

Its fast-paced in here, it can be stressful but its incredibly motivating and rewarding too. Its a great job and team, she said.

Each day is different but if you can make a patient smile when theyre going through a hard time, well thats a good day for me! 🤗🏥

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Marie you are one of the many gems in the department. Thank you

Marie, you have been a pleasure to work with over the years 💖

Well done Marie 👏🏻👏🏻 your a gem, thank you 🙏

Good on you Marie! We love to see your smiley face in medical imaging!

Hi bud

Lovely lady..🌺💞

I can definitely attest to the great care and support Marie provides. I was fortunate to experience this during my times spent in hospital. Marie is a very special lady ❤

Always willing to help me out when I worked in ED. Marie is a lovely, kind and helpful person and an important member of the ED Team. Go Marie !!

Beautiful woman inside and out. ❤️ Marie does a fantastic job in ED and was a wonderful friend to me in the time I worked in Redcliffe ED one of the good ones I think of her often. Well done Lovely 🤗👏👏👏

Good job 👏 yay Marie.

Love your work Marie!

One of the “Best” I’ve ever worked with ~ always a hello and a smile 😊💕🤗

Redcliffe Hospital is lucky to have you Mum 😘

I’ve met Marie and she is such a lovely lady 🙂

Great job Marie!!!! I am very thankful for ur help always xx

Marie is awesome!!

Always made me smile during sad times as a visitor and as a staff member. Always there for everyone.

Such a gorgeous soul you are Marie .. always willing to go the extra mile ... thank you 💜

Good job Marie!

Great job you do always friendly and willing to do anything x

Beautiful woman inside and out. Thanks for all your help Marie ❤️

Awesome

Great work 👍

Well done. 👏👏👏

Thank you Marie!! You are amazing and an absolute pleasure to work with! ❤

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4 days ago

We want you to meet Tracy! 👋 Tracy is a Cultural Capability Officer at STARS who ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are supported, heard and feel safe.

"Not a lot of people can say they love their jobs, but I can! Sometimes I have to pinch myself and think, is this all real?" she said.

"I work closely with staff and patients to identify ways that we, as a health service, can improve patient journeys with a focus on creating culturally safe journeys for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

"Just the other day I sat with a young woman through some of her appointments and she was very grateful that I could be there with her. Making people feel safe, that's what it's all about."

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏
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We want you to meet Tracy! 👋 Tracy is a Cultural Capability Officer at STARS who ensures that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are supported, heard and feel safe. 

Not a lot of people can say they love their jobs, but I can! Sometimes I have to pinch myself and think, is this all real? she said. 

I work closely with staff and patients to identify ways that we, as a health service, can improve patient journeys with a focus on creating culturally safe journeys for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Just the other day I sat with a young woman through some of her appointments and she was very grateful that I could be there with her. Making people feel safe, thats what its all about.

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏

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Tracy Hodges Grant to deadly sis. Love your work 👏🏽

Awesome Tracy, you're shape, moulded & destined to helping First Nation People of this Land. "Deadly"👏👏👏

Amazing support for our community, well done Tracy

Very important work you do Tracy.....helping keep people safe and connected to services and community!! Awesome work ❤️💛🖤

Good work Tracy!

Go Tracy Hodges Grant! One very special lady who does an amazing job! Go girl!

That's my lovely wife 💕 😍 love her always

Wow, well done Tracy, brilliant! Keep that passion shining

Well done Tracy dedicated to helping her mob.xx

One of the hardest working and most dedicated women I know! Love having you at STARS 😀

You are amazing Tracy, you do amazing work and I love being your colleague.

A beautiful soul inside and out 💕

Well done Tracy, you are amazing women

Well done to You!

Thank you sister for helping our mob feel safe and supported.

Fantastic Tracy!

Hello Tracy. Your job is very important

Great work Tracy

Too deadly Tracy 🤗

Well done Tracy Hodges Grant I'm so proud of you!

Good on you girl 🤩

Go Tracy Hodges Grant 💕

Deadly Sis

Oh look at that grin we miss you

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5 days ago

Keeping Queenslanders informed on the most up to date information has and continues to be key to our COVID-19 pandemic response. The safety of Queenslanders is our number one priority.

ℹ️ Following new advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Australian Government Department of Health has updated its recommendations on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

ATAGI's recommendations come after having considered the latest advice out of Europe and the UK - which follow extremely rare instances of people, having taken the AstraZeneca vaccine, developing a very specific syndrome involving blood clots with low platelet counts.

The experience in Europe is that approximately one in every 250,000 people vaccinated with AstraZeneca is diagnosed with the rare blood clots. One person in Australia developed the syndrome after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Australian Government has accepted the following recommendations from ATAGI:

👉 At the current time, the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is preferred over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in adults aged under 50 years who have not already received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine. This is based both on the increased risk of complications from COVID-19 with increasing age (and thus increased benefit of vaccination) and the potentially lower, but not zero, risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome with increasing age.

👉 COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca can be used in adults aged under 50 years where the benefits are likely to outweigh the risks for that individual, and the person has made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.

👉 People who have had their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca without any serious adverse effects can be given their second dose. This includes adults under 50 years of age. People who have had blood clots associated with low platelet levels after their first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca should not be given their second dose.

👉 The Australian Government Department of Health will further develop and refine resources for informed consent that clearly convey the benefits and risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine for both immunisation providers and consumers of all ages.

As we receive more information from the Commonwealth about these changes and understand how they'll impact Queensland's roll out we'll provide you with more information. If you have immediate questions about getting vaccinated talk to your GP or treating clinician.

🌐 For further information and to read ATAGI's full statement, visit www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-statement-on-astrazeneca-vaccine-in-response-to-new-vaccine-safety-c...
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