Senior clinical psychologist Dr Jasmine Pang has worked in healthcare for almost two decades and has witnessed the power of R U OK? conversations. Here’s an insight into her three biggest takeaways on the movement and how a conversation can truly can change a life.
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.
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.
Christmas is upon us, and as we juggle plenty of social events, we’re also likely consuming more sugar and acidic goods – alcoholic drinks and silly season desserts being the key culprits! As such, it’s important to protect our teeth to avoid any permanent damage amidst the celebrations.
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.
Bruce Sullivan is the Chief Wellbeing Officer at Metro North Hospital and Health Service and is committed to having meaningful conversations with his colleagues and loved ones today on R U OK? Day and every day.
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28 August marks Wear it Purple Day, a national day of change in response to young people taking their own lives as a result bullying, harassment and lack of acceptance of their sexual or gender identity.
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!
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.
#TPCH thoracic physician Professor Kwun Fong knows how important early-stage lung cancer detection is. That's why he's joined Australian Cancer Research Foundation in announcing a new mobile lung cancer research facility, which will visit regional and remote areas to assist in early diagnosis of lung cancer. 🚚
“Early-stage lung cancer can generally be cured by surgery and modern radiation therapy, but unfortunately most lung cancers are typically diagnosed at an advanced stage where curative treatments are not able to be offered. With lung cancer screening technology accessible to all, we can save lives,” Professor Fong said. 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
“Before I was diagnosed with cancer in January, I was studying marketing, I always figured it would pay well and there was lots of work. But going through this experience has really put things into perspective. Money doesn’t bring you happiness and all I really want is to be happy. I met a social worker during my treatment who inspired me to study social work instead. Now I just want to help people and make myself and other people happy.”
#MondayMantra 💭 Sally, 25 years old, RBWH patient who has recently finished cancer treatment. ... See MoreSee Less
For the love of food! 🍎 Nicole's worked in food services for almost 20 years, and since 2017 has been bringing warm meals and comforting cuppas to patients at #Redcliffe Hospital. Despite wearing a mask, Nicole's smile is appreciated by every patient she walks past. 🏥
"Delivering meals, taking up coffee and restocking tea stations around the facility means I see a lot of patients in a day, sometimes the same people, you get to know them quite a bit," she said.
"I take pride in getting stuck in and getting the work done, but if I can do it and put a smile on a patient's face at the same time, that's when I know I've provided a great service to them during their hospital stay." ... See MoreSee Less
Falls are one of the main causes of disability in the elderly. Losing mobility, balance and confidence can have a detrimental affect on an individual's physical and mental health. That's why senior physiotherapist Louise, who runs classes at the Caboolture Community Health Centre, is passionate about getting patients feeling strong and balanced again. 💪 #ShoutoutSaturday
"Falls can occur for many reasons, it could simply be loss of balance, tripping over something, muscle weakness or a medical condition," she said.
"Some elderly people don't recover from falls, they might break a hip that never gets better and suddenly they're immobilised - it's very important for those ageing to stay active, even if it's just a walk or some stretches at home, to minimise their risk of a fall later in life." ... See MoreSee Less