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

Health and wellbeing tips from our experts

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.

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Five tips to successfully manage your newly-virtual or split team

Many of us are adjusting to working from home arrangements or juggling a split team environment as the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. For managers, this transition can be difficult – how do you lead a team virtually without eroding boundaries between work and home lives?

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19 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccinations kicked off at Metro North this week and clinical nurse immunisers like Mel have been working non-stop! 💉

"I've lost count of how many vaccines I've administered this week, but the hub itself has reached over 1,000!" she said.

"It's such a huge team effort, we have staff here from all over Queensland and from so many different disciplines ready to help in whatever way they can.

"I feel so privileged to be in one of the first groups to vaccinate and protect those in our community. Our patients have provided great feedback and it's wonderful to see everyone's hard work into setting up the hub pay off."

Join us in celebrating the work of Mel and all those working at the vaccination hub for #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏
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COVID-19 vaccinations kicked off at Metro North this week and clinical nurse immunisers like Mel have been working non-stop! 💉 

Ive lost count of how many vaccines Ive administered this week, but the hub itself has reached over 1,000! she said.

Its such a huge team effort, we have staff here from all over Queensland and from so many different disciplines ready to help in whatever way they can. 

I feel so privileged to be in one of the first groups to vaccinate and protect those in our community. Our patients have provided great feedback and its wonderful to see everyones hard work into setting up the hub pay off.

Join us in celebrating the work of Mel and all those working at the vaccination hub for #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏

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Great work Brockie! Keeping everyone safe - all in a day’s work for you 😉 miss you! 😘

You're a rock star Melanie Pauline!!

Well done Mel- protect our precious Grantley Stable Unit! Love and best wishes to you all. 💜🌟💖

Well done! Great work.Thank you so much too.

Keep ‘Em coming Mel and team! Thank you 😊

Great work Mel!

Go Miss Mel

Nice work Mel!

Yay sister B! Xo

Go Brockie! ❤️👌

Woohoo go Mel xx

Well done Mel! Be well. 🤗

Great work Mel and team 👏

Go Mel!

Happy to have mine, love your work🌟

Such an amazing team.

Thanks Mel great job 😊

Great job Mel 👍👍👍

Nice one Mel!! 👏

Yeowwww way to go Brockster💪🏽

Go Mel!!! Xx

Go Mel!!

Go Mel!!!🤗

Great work Mel

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1 day ago

Exciting news … it’s our very first #FeelgoodFriday with newborn twins! Rebekah, one of our very own enrolled nurses at Caboolture Hospital, gave birth to identical twin boys last week. 💕

Born at 36.2 weeks, Judah (2.5kg) and Asher (2.9kg) have spent the last 6 days in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) before spending the night with mum last night. This happy little family will head home today.

We wish Rebekah all the best as she settles in at home with her new little ones. 🏡🐣
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Exciting news … it’s our very first #FeelgoodFriday with newborn twins! Rebekah, one of our very own enrolled nurses at Caboolture Hospital, gave birth to identical twin boys last week. 💕
 
Born at 36.2 weeks, Judah (2.5kg) and Asher (2.9kg) have spent the last 6 days in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) before spending the night with mum last night. This happy little family will head home today.
 
We wish Rebekah all the best as she settles in at home with her new little ones. 🏡🐣

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Thank you team for all the love and care you have shown us while we were here we are extremely grateful. We especially want to take the time to thank the staff here at Caboolture, they are incredible and have made this process so much better. All our Love ~ Judah, Asher, Mum & Dad ❤️🙌

Congratulations. How wonderful. What a beautiful double blessing for you.

You did it!! 😍 Well done Bec. Thank you Caboolture hospital for seeing them through this journey. What a precious family ❣️

Congratulations 🥳 So pleased to hear they are heading home. All the best!

Brings joy to my heart to see God's Children, you will be good parents. Love and blessings to your family

Congratulations Rebekah. Love their names.

So happy for you both. Beautiful bundles of joy xx

twice the love to share together twice the joy to share forever🥰

Such good looking boys, best of luck taking them home 🏡♥️

Congratulations Brayden and Rebekah ❤️ 🙏🏼

Oh my ovaries ache.. so beautiful

Perfection²

They are so beautiful congratulations team xx

Congratulations Brayden and Bec! They are just gorgeous! The sweetest little bubbas! 🎉🎊

Angela Newton

Congratulations Brayden Snelling and Bec so precious so happy for you guys!!!

Beautiful baby’s 😀👏❤️

Congratulations Rebekah! 🥂

Beautiful babies!

Congratulations 🥰

Aww congratulations 💙💙

Congrats!

Congratulations ❤️

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2 days ago

Did you know that 31,000 blood donations are needed every week across Australia to help patients in need? 🩸 Registered nurse and midwife Tenash is such a regular blood and plasma donor, she can't even remember how many times she's done it!

"I know it's been at least 25 times, but honestly I've lost count!" she said.

"I work with sick babies and mums all the time, I know how important and life-changing these donations can be to patients and their families.

"Everyone who can should donate! You never know when someone near and dear to you could need it."

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood are calling for all existing and new donors to book a blood or plasma donation by visiting lifeblood.com.au or by calling 13 14 95.
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Did you know that 31,000 blood donations are needed every week across Australia to help patients in need? 🩸 Registered nurse and midwife Tenash is such a regular blood and plasma donor, she cant even remember how many times shes done it!

I know its been at least 25 times, but honestly Ive lost count! she said.

I work with sick babies and mums all the time, I know how important and life-changing these donations can be to patients and their families.

Everyone who can should donate! You never know when someone near and dear to you could need it.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood are calling for all existing and new donors to book a blood or plasma donation by visiting lifeblood.com.au or by calling 13 14 95.

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What a lovely pic, Tenash! We’re fortunate to have you as a proactive member of our amazing donor family. Thank you so much, and have a great weekend. 💗 – Irene

Beautiful photo Tenash! 💕

Well done Tenash !!!

Yeah Tenash!

Yessss Tenash!!!! What a gal ❤️

Looking good

👏👏👏👏👏

You go girl. Proud of you

Looking good Tenash.

Tenash O'Connor beautiful inside and out ❤️

Awwwww what a legend!! ❤️

Nice pic Tenash.

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3 days ago

#Caboolture Hospital’s Dr Emma Maguire is an emergency expert when it comes to snake bites, treating a number of patients each year when they’ve inadvertently crossed paths with one. 🐍 As the toxicology lead in her hospital, she’s responsible for making sure patients who present to the ED are okay and assessing whether they’ve been bitten or envenomed.

Not every bite will require antivenom, but in some cases it can be life-saving! Emma’s message is simple – if you think you've been bitten by a snake, put on a pressure bandage, immobilise the limb that's been bitten, and call 000 to get to the ED as quickly as possible. And please​... don't bring the snake! 🚑
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#Caboolture Hospital’s Dr Emma Maguire is an emergency expert when it comes to snake bites, treating a number of patients each year when they’ve inadvertently crossed paths with one. 🐍 As the toxicology lead in her hospital, she’s responsible for making sure patients who present to the ED are okay and assessing whether they’ve been bitten or envenomed. 

Not every bite will require antivenom, but in some cases it can be life-saving! Emma’s message is simple – if you think youve been bitten by a snake, put on a pressure bandage, immobilise the limb thats been bitten, and call 000 to get to the ED as quickly as possible. And please​... dont bring the snake! 🚑

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Emma is a fantastic clinician! It was a privilege to have worked with her and the team in Caboolture

Hope I don’t need you Emma, but very glad you are there with the expertise if I do.

You're a smart cookie Emma. Glad you are ours

Yes! Antivenom. Great job 🐍

Great doctor 👏 👍

Matthew Stephenson is this her ?

A great person and doctor!

Caroline Hubbard .....

Excellent Doctor 👍👍👍

Great Doctor.

Mark Hamilton

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4 days ago

Birthday boy Krispin celebrated his special day yesterday by getting the COVID-19 vaccine! As the Director of Infectious Diseases at RBWH, he couldn't have been more excited to be one of the first to receive the vaccine. 💉🎈🍰

"On my birthday last year COVID-19 was starting to really ramp up and I was worried about what the year had in store for us," he said.

"But this year I got to celebrate my birthday as well as our vaccine rollout at Metro North! It was a great day and I can't wait to see the impact this will have in our communities as more and more Queenslanders get vaccinated."
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Birthday boy Krispin celebrated his special day yesterday by getting the COVID-19 vaccine! As the Director of Infectious Diseases at RBWH, he couldnt have been more excited to be one of the first to receive the vaccine. 💉🎈🍰

On my birthday last year COVID-19 was starting to really ramp up and I was worried about what the year had in store for us, he said.

But this year I got to celebrate my birthday as well as our vaccine rollout at Metro North! It was a great day and I cant wait to see the impact this will have in our communities as more and more Queenslanders get vaccinated.

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Happy Birthday Krispin. Thank you for your terrific efforts and very hard work throughout the last year.

So proud of our amazing State and Qld Health. Again, Happy Birthday to you Krispin. We are so luckily to have such a kind soul leading the way in this pandemic.

Happy Birthday Krispin and thank you for all you do. Keep up the good fight.

Oh I miss working with you guys! Hope you had a wonderful birthday Krispin!

Fabulous birthday gift Krispin Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Krispin..well done!

Happy birthday Krispin!

Many happy returns Krispin! 🎂👍 Thanks for all you do to keep so many safe.

And Tony you got to jab !

Karla Manoli Orellana

Happy Birthday 🥳💉🍭

Wonderful to see, and many happy returns 🎉

Happy Birthday Krispin ! 🎉

Great nurse to give the vaccine

Happy Birthday

Sean Thomas Manolo Avivar-Fernandez

Well done

Go Krispin!!! Happy Birthday 🥳

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