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

Health and wellbeing tips from our experts

Squashing the “Sunday Scaries”

Urban Dictionary describes the Sunday Scaries as “the unnecessary feeling you get when you start to question your life choices. Spent too much money on Saturday? Procrastinated your work and scared to look at your inbox?” - yep, that pretty much sums it up says clinical psychologist Christopher Martin

10 December 2021|

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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3 hours ago

Meet George 👋 George suffered a septic wound and since then has been a much-loved resident at Gannet House. As an avid painter, he finds solace in art and manages to escape pain by picking up a paintbrush and reconnecting with his culture and identity. 🎨🌟

"When I start painting, I get so involved in what I'm doing that I forget about my situation and my pain," George said.

"It's almost like the desire to paint overcomes whatever pain or discomfort I feel that day.

"Getting lost in my art has also been an opportunity to dive deeper into my culture and traditions. I'm Torres Strait Islander and sometimes when I'm painting I regain memories of everything my dad, mother and grandparents taught me when I was young."
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Meet George 👋 George suffered a septic wound and since then has been a much-loved resident at Gannet House. As an avid painter, he finds solace in art and manages to escape pain by picking up a paintbrush and reconnecting with his culture and identity. 🎨🌟

When I start painting, I get so involved in what Im doing that I forget about my situation and my pain, George said.

Its almost like the desire to paint overcomes whatever pain or discomfort I feel that day.

Getting lost in my art has also been an opportunity to dive deeper into my culture and traditions. Im Torres Strait Islander and sometimes when Im painting I regain memories of everything my dad, mother and grandparents taught me when I was young.

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Such a lovely man to talk indigenous about

Cas Fudge

Hi george 🤗

Keep it up George

1 day ago

"When you're young you think you know everything but you don't. I remember feeling bullet proof thinking that nothing could hurt me. You shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. And make sure you listen to advice from people who know more than you do."

#MondayMantra 💭 Mick, 49 years old, #RBWH cardiology patient. 💥
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When youre young you think you know everything but you dont. I remember feeling bullet proof thinking that nothing could hurt me. You shouldnt be afraid to ask for help. And make sure you listen to advice from people who know more than you do.

#MondayMantra 💭 Mick, 49 years old, #RBWH cardiology patient. 💥

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So true! Get well soon! 🤗

Wise words....All the best Mick 🙏

Get well soon, Mick.

Madison Barker

Micheal! Good to see u here🤩 look awesome 😎

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2 days ago

One in four Australian adults exceeded the alcohol guideline in 2020-21, meaning 25 per cent of Australians aged 18 years and over either consumed more than ten drinks in a week and/ or consumed five or more drinks on any day at least monthly.

Health worker Leigh from ADIS, our drug and alcohol support line, is eager to encourage Australians to use alcohol responsibly and to seek help if they’re struggling.

“Many people don’t realise that alcohol is a carcinogen and it’s not just heavy drinkers who are at risk. Even moderate drinkers are at an increased risk of a range of cancers," she said.

“If you’re looking at making a change, counting your drinks is a good place to start as it's recommended to consume no more than 10 standard drinks in any one week, and no more than 4 drinks on any one occasion.

If you are having difficulties stopping or reducing use and would like a little extra support to help get you started, you can call ADIS on 1800 177 833.

ADIS is a free 24/7 anonymous help line for people with alcohol and other drug concerns. You can find more information here 👉 adis.health.qld.gov.au/
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One in four Australian adults exceeded the alcohol guideline in 2020-21, meaning 25 per cent of Australians aged 18 years and over either consumed more than ten drinks in a week and/ or consumed five or more drinks on any day at least monthly.

Health worker Leigh from ADIS, our drug and alcohol support line, is eager to encourage Australians to use alcohol responsibly and to seek help if they’re struggling.

“Many people don’t realise that alcohol is a carcinogen and it’s not just heavy drinkers who are at risk. Even moderate drinkers are at an increased risk of a range of cancers, she said. 

“If you’re looking at making a change, counting your drinks is a good place to start as its recommended to consume no more than 10 standard drinks in any one week, and no more than 4 drinks on any one occasion.

If you are having difficulties stopping or reducing use and would like a little extra support to help get you started, you can call ADIS on 1800 177 833.

ADIS is a free 24/7 anonymous help line for people with alcohol and other drug concerns. You can find more information here 👉 https://adis.health.qld.gov.au/

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Metro North can you please tell what the huge increase in ambulance code 1 and the increase in ambulance ramping is due to? Sure is not due to Cov because there are only 50 Cov patients in the whole MNH. Why so many more ambulances and patients in emergency?

4 days ago

After years in the Royal Australian Navy as a marine technician, Jonathon has jumped ship for #STARS and joined the team as a security officer! 🌟

"I think some people think we're here walking around trying to look tough but we just want to make sure everyone's okay," he said.

"My job is to make sure we all get to go home safely at the end of the day, whether it's a patient, a staff member or people visiting, we're here to help everyone."

#ShoutoutSaturday 🙌
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After years in the Royal Australian Navy as a marine technician, Jonathon has jumped ship for #STARS and joined the team as a security officer! 🌟 
 
I think some people think were here walking around trying to look tough but we just want to make sure everyones okay, he said. 

My job is to make sure we all get to go home safely at the end of the day, whether its a patient, a staff member or people visiting, were here to help everyone. 

#ShoutoutSaturday 🙌

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Jonathon has such a great heart to serve our patients and staff. It is a pleasure to have him on team at STARS 👍

And you do make people feel safe. I also remember some very gentle respectful handling of vulnerable patients who were disoriented

Congratulations Johnathan . I’m sure you will be most appreciated by staff, patients and visitors . Big job in trying times . 👍

Welcome to STARS Jonathon. We're a great bunch of people and we have a good staff culture too. ⭐

We’re so proud of you J 💕🌟

Continues to always make us proud

Thanks Jonathan for you & your co-workers keeping the whole of the RBWH safe.

He’s an amazing member of the team

So proud of you Jono. Grandy and Pa. 🥰💕

The unsung heroes of STARS 🙌

Good for Mum to see you. Thanks and congratulations .

So proud of you Jonathon

Well done Stokes

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4 days ago

Rachelle and Philip are excited to welcome their second baby boy, Zachary, into the world. 🐣 His older brother Elijah has already popped in for a visit and seems to be taking his role very seriously. 🥰

"He came in on Wednesday night and was gently patting Zachary to sleep," Philip said.

"We think he'll be a great brother to him!" #FeelgoodFriday 💖
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Rachelle and Philip are excited to welcome their second baby boy, Zachary, into the world. 🐣 His older brother Elijah has already popped in for a visit and seems to be taking his role very seriously. 🥰

He came in on Wednesday night and was gently patting Zachary to sleep, Philip said.

We think hell be a great brother to him! #FeelgoodFriday 💖

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Lucky boy Zackary! You have a great big brother and he’ll teach you how to be a good brother too. Go Elijah!

Congratulations! Welcome baby Zachary🥰

Great to see children are now invited in for antenatal ward stays, birth and postnatal stays, very respectful of the family unit and how children best learn.

Congratulations to you both! 💙

Hello baby zachary😘Congratulations dai and papang! Love you guys♥️

Congratulations

Congratulations

Welcome, Zachary 💫

Congratulations 👏

Congrats ne!!

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