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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13 hours ago

#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. 👏
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#TPCH thoracic physician Professor Kwun Fong knows how important early-stage lung cancer detection is. Thats why hes 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. 👏
2 days ago

“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.
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“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.
3 days ago

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."
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For the love of food! 🍎 Nicoles 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, Nicoles 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 patients face at the same time, thats when I know Ive provided a great service to them during their hospital stay.
4 days ago

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."
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Falls are one of the main causes of disability in the elderly. Losing mobility, balance and confidence can have a detrimental affect on an individuals physical and mental health. Thats 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 dont recover from falls, they might break a hip that never gets better and suddenly theyre immobilised - its very important for those ageing to stay active, even if its just a walk or some stretches at home, to minimise their risk of a fall later in life.
5 days ago

Baby Dustin was born at #Caboolture Hospital on Wednesday just before 7 pm - and so far mum Aleea says he's been very well behaved! 🥰

"Dustin is my second boy, I'm not sure if my eldest will be jealous or not yet but I am sure they'll grow up to be best friends," Aleea said.

I mean, who wouldn't want to be friends with this little guy? ❤️ #FeelgoodFriday
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Baby Dustin was born at #Caboolture Hospital on Wednesday just before 7 pm - and so far mum Aleea says hes been very well behaved! 🥰

Dustin is my second boy, Im not sure if my eldest will be jealous or not yet but I am sure theyll grow up to be best friends, Aleea said.

I mean, who wouldnt want to be friends with this little guy? ❤️ #FeelgoodFriday