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

Health and wellbeing tips from our experts

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|

Why you should ask RUOK? everyday

Asking someone if they’re OK should be a simple human interaction, but often fear of the answer stops people from asking. Before you ask if someone’s OK, you need to prepare yourself to manage the situation if the answer is no and know what to do next.

29 May 2020|
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20 hours ago

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2 days ago

To all of the organ and tissue donors out there, thank you 👏 Making the decision to become an organ and tissue donor can transform lives. If you're not yet registered, it takes less than a minute! 👉 Visit our friends at DonateLife to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less

To all of the organ and tissue donors out there, thank you 👏 Making the decision to become an organ and tissue donor can transform lives. If youre not yet registered, it takes less than a minute! 👉 Visit our friends at DonateLife to find out more.

3 days ago

COVID-19 has been detected in the water entering Sandgate’s sewerage treatment plant.

This testing does not tell us whether the people who shed the virus were sick or infectious at the time. This kind of result could also occur if someone who was a case from another region passed through Brisbane.

There has been an overseas acquired case hospitalised and residing in the catchment area which could account for the detection.

We’re asking residents to get tested if showing any symptoms, even if mild, as a precaution to keep our community safe.

Testing is free for everyone including foreign nationals. People should stay home until they are well and their test is clear.

Our Metro North hospitals are open and available for testing all weekend. For more information on testing locations visit: www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fev...
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COVID-19 has been detected in the water entering Sandgate’s sewerage treatment plant.

This testing does not tell us whether the people who shed the virus were sick or infectious at the time. This kind of result could also occur if someone who was a case from another region passed through Brisbane. 

There has been an overseas acquired case hospitalised and residing in the catchment area which could account for the detection. 

We’re asking residents to get tested if showing any symptoms, even if mild, as a precaution to keep our community safe. 

Testing is free for everyone including foreign nationals. People should stay home until they are well and their test is clear. 

Our Metro North hospitals are open and available for testing all weekend. For more information on testing locations visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics

3 days ago

Meet Bianca 👋 She has been working extra hard to make sure high touch point areas around #rbwh are cleaned thoroughly and regularly. Thanks to incredible people like her taking on more work, we're able to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe in our facilities! 🏥

This is a #shoutoutsaturday for all of our behind the scenes superstars! Know someone who deserves to be in the spotlight? Tag them in the comments! 🤩
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Meet Bianca 👋 She has been working extra hard to make sure high touch point areas around #RBWH are cleaned thoroughly and regularly. Thanks to incredible people like her taking on more work, were able to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe in our facilities! 🏥

This is a #ShoutoutSaturday for all of our behind the scenes superstars! Know someone who deserves to be in the spotlight? Tag them in the comments! 🤩

4 days ago

Repeat after me: turn 👏 off 👏 your 👏 phone 👏 before 👏 bed! Get away from screens and turn off notifications at least an hour before you hit the hay so your eyes can readjust and your mind can calm down from phone or TV activity.

Exposure to blue light suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone which contributes to the regulation of sleep and wake cycles. Try this tonight and let us know tomorrow in the comments if it led to a good night's sleep.
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Repeat after me: turn 👏 off  👏 your 👏  phone 👏 before 👏  bed! Get away from screens and turn off notifications at least an hour before you hit the hay so your eyes can readjust and your mind can calm down from phone or TV activity. 

Exposure to blue light suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone which contributes to the regulation of sleep and wake cycles. Try this tonight and let us know tomorrow in the comments if it led to a good nights sleep.