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

After undergoing a caesarean birth at Caboolture Hospital yesterday, Rebekka Wilkinson has bounced back this morning and she can’t wipe the smile off her face. 😇❤️

The Wilkinson’s had a long and challenging fertility journey and were overjoyed to welcome their new baby boy, Declan, into the world.

Declan’s Great-Grandma, Grace, was also eagerly awaiting the arrival of her fifth great grandchild and lovingly crocheted him a beautiful baby blanket in the weeks prior to his birth.

Declan sure looks snug as a bug in his rug in his mum’s arms and in his new blankie! #FeelgoodFriday
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After undergoing a caesarean birth at Caboolture Hospital yesterday, Rebekka Wilkinson has bounced back this morning and she can’t wipe the smile off her face. 😇❤️
 
The Wilkinson’s had a long and challenging fertility journey and were overjoyed to welcome their new baby boy, Declan, into the world. 
 
Declan’s Great-Grandma, Grace, was also eagerly awaiting the arrival of her fifth great grandchild and lovingly crocheted him a beautiful baby blanket in the weeks prior to his birth.
 
Declan sure looks snug as a bug in his rug in his mum’s arms and in his new blankie! #FeelgoodFriday
1 day ago

38 days ago 74-year-old Jean suffered a stroke that landed her in #RBWH's ICU. Since then she's been recovering at #STARS and is surrounded by a team of allied health professionals who are set on getting Jean feeling like her old self again. One way they're doing that is to make sure Jean's rehab programs is built on the things she loves to do so she can get back to doing them on her own, sooner! 👩‍🍳💓

"I particularly like baking because it's precise and even if I don't have a sweet tooth, Dieter certainly does," Jean said.

"My partner Dieter is German and he loves his specialty dishes like kaiserschmarrn, a type of pancake.

"He's always so appreciative when I cook and he never takes anything for granted, I look forward to baking for him again."

Jean is getting stronger by the day and we're sure she'll be whipping up some kaiserschmarrn in no time! 🥞🤤
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38 days ago 74-year-old Jean suffered a stroke that landed her in #RBWHs ICU. Since then shes been recovering at #STARS and is surrounded by a team of allied health professionals who are set on getting Jean feeling like her old self again. One way theyre doing that is to make sure Jeans rehab programs is built on the things she loves to do so she can get back to doing them on her own, sooner! 👩‍🍳💓

I particularly like baking because its precise and even if I dont have a sweet tooth, Dieter certainly does, Jean said. 

My partner Dieter is German and he loves his specialty dishes like kaiserschmarrn, a type of pancake.

Hes always so appreciative when I cook and he never takes anything for granted, I look forward to baking for him again.

Jean is getting stronger by the day and were sure shell be whipping up some kaiserschmarrn in no time! 🥞🤤
2 days ago

Simon is one of our gynaecology oncology fellows at RBWH, spending his days working across a mix of clinic, research, admin and surgery.

As one of the more diverse fields of medicine you can choose, Simon thinks it’s a great place to be, and that you do get to do a bit of everything.

“I’m seeing patients through to looking at my own research, and there’s scope for the new fellow to research an area they’re particularly passionate about or interested in,” he said.

“It’s a super adaptive area, because what we’re doing now is different to what we were doing 10 years ago, and it will look different in another 10 years’ time, as we continue to learn more about malignancies and novel treatments.”

Want to join Simon in making a difference? Apply for the role, here: smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-RBH418128 #WorkforusWednesday
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Simon is one of our gynaecology oncology fellows at RBWH, spending his days working across a mix of clinic, research, admin and surgery.

As one of the more diverse fields of medicine you can choose, Simon thinks it’s a great place to be, and that you do get to do a bit of everything.

“I’m seeing patients through to looking at my own research, and there’s scope for the new fellow to research an area they’re particularly passionate about or interested in,” he said.

“It’s a super adaptive area, because what we’re doing now is different to what we were doing 10 years ago, and it will look different in another 10 years’ time, as we continue to learn more about malignancies and novel treatments.” 

Want to join Simon in making a difference? Apply for the role, here: https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-RBH418128 #WorkforusWednesday
3 days 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.
4 days 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. 💥