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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7 hours ago

Where would we be without our amazing administration officers? We rely on people like Elise every day to keep things running smoothly in all aspects of our health service. 🏥🤗

"I've always said I never had it in my to be a doctor or anything, so this is my way of contributing, I'm good at this job!" she said.

"I like helping people, keeping things organised and have loved the variety of admin roles I've had at Metro North. It's not just an admin job, it's a great opportunity."

If you'd like to apply for an Administration Officer role, apply using the link below! #WorkforusWednesday
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Where would we be without our amazing administration officers? We rely on people like Elise every day to keep things running smoothly in all aspects of our health service. 🏥🤗

Ive always said I never had it in my to be a doctor or anything, so this is my way of contributing, Im good at this job! she said.

I like helping people, keeping things organised and have loved the variety of admin roles Ive had at Metro North. Its not just an admin job, its a great opportunity.

If youd like to apply for an Administration Officer role, apply using the link below! #WorkforusWednesday

2 days ago

We sat down with Principal Dentist Dr Tarini Singh to talk all things teeth! 🦷 She looks after our Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services and is passionate about young gums.

"I love working with children, they have a natural curiosity and enthusiasm to learn - it's a privilege to be involved in this part of their development," she said.

"It's wonderful knowing I can be the first person to mould positive dental experiences, we all know most adults hate going to the dentist!

"When children smile more often it can improve their confidence in different aspects of their life and can help to shape their future. I love being able to make their smile as big and as beautiful as can be." 😁
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We sat down with Principal Dentist Dr Tarini Singh to talk all things teeth! 🦷 She looks after our Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services and is passionate about young gums. 

I love working with children, they have a natural curiosity and enthusiasm to learn - its a privilege to be involved in this part of their development, she said. 

Its wonderful knowing I can be the first person to mould positive dental experiences, we all know most adults hate going to the dentist!

When children smile more often it can improve their confidence in different aspects of their life and can help to shape their future. I love being able to make their smile as big and as beautiful as can be. 😁

2 days ago

Can you guess what the condition is using the clues below? Here's an extra hint: _ r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ can spread easily, but it's not COVID-19. 🧐 If you think you know the answer, comment below! ... See MoreSee Less

Can you guess what the condition is using the clues below? Heres an extra hint: _ r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  can spread easily, but its not COVID-19. 🧐 If you think you know the answer, comment below!

4 days ago

Today we put a spotlight on one of our new doctors! 👋 28-year-old Matthew started studying Veterinary Sciences and shared with us how he ended up as one of RBWH's 2021 interns.

“I was in my final year of studying Veterinary Sciences when I had an allergic reaction to a cat which landed me in hospital. It was here that I witnessed how great our health system is in Australia and how well supported our hospitals are. As soon as I got the idea of studying medicine in my head, my mind was made up," he said.

“I can’t wait to make the transition from student to intern so I can take on some responsibilities and learn from medical industry leaders.

“After my intern year, I’d love to specialise in general surgery or trauma. I like the pragmatic nature of surgery and the fact that you can be active and use your hands.”

Join us in welcoming Matthew to the team! 👏🏥
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Today we put a spotlight on one of our new doctors! 👋 28-year-old Matthew started studying Veterinary Sciences and shared with us how he ended up as one of RBWHs 2021 interns. 

“I was in my final year of studying Veterinary Sciences when I had an allergic reaction to a cat which landed me in hospital. It was here that I witnessed how great our health system is in Australia and how well supported our hospitals are. As soon as I got the idea of studying medicine in my head, my mind was made up, he said. 

“I can’t wait to make the transition from student to intern so I can take on some responsibilities and learn from medical industry leaders.

“After my intern year, I’d love to specialise in general surgery or trauma. I like the pragmatic nature of surgery and the fact that you can be active and use your hands.”

Join us in welcoming Matthew to the team! 👏🏥

5 days ago

Have you spotted Barb at RBWH? 😊 After working in hospital laundries since 1980 Barb scored her dream job in 2004 as one of our amazing gardeners!

She's had a passion for gardening ever since she was a child, inspired by her grandma who she keeps in her thoughts as she plants Australian natives around campus.

"It's important to me to make sure the front of the hospital is warm and welcoming, I like making the garden beautiful for our patients to enjoy," she said.

"I get a lot of feedback from patients! Some good, some bad, I always take on what they say because this is here for them and I want to make it special."

Barb is one of the many staff at Metro North who impact patient experiences every day without ever entering a ward. #ShoutoutSatuday 👏🌳🐝
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Have you spotted Barb at RBWH? 😊 After working in hospital laundries since 1980 Barb scored her dream job in 2004 as one of our amazing gardeners! 

Shes had a passion for gardening ever since she was a child, inspired by her grandma who she keeps in her thoughts as she plants Australian natives around campus. 

Its important to me to make sure the front of the hospital is warm and welcoming, I like making the garden beautiful for our patients to enjoy, she said.

I get a lot of feedback from patients! Some good, some bad, I always take on what they say because this is here for them and I want to make it special.

Barb is one of the many staff at Metro North who impact patient experiences every day without ever entering a ward. #ShoutoutSatuday 👏🌳🐝