News archive 2018-01-22T02:35:50+00:00

News archive

A day in the life of a NICU nurse

We spent some time in the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital NICU ward with nurses Haley, Beth and Sarah, learning what life is like inside the NICU and what it takes to be a NICU nurse.

15 November 2018|

Staff Excellence Awards

The Staff Excellence Awards allow us to recognise the amazing work happening across the health service and the commitment staff make every day to our values - respect, teamwork, compassion, integrity and high performance. Congratulations to all the winners, highly commended and finalists.

26 October 2018|

Putting a smile back on homeless faces

Disadvantages and homeless adults now have access to free dental care thanks to an innovative oral health partnership. The Priority Access Program, delivered by the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Dentistry and Metro North’s Community and Oral Health Service, is seeing dental screening being provided at community organisations such as the Salvation Army and The Wesley Mission in Brisbane’s inner city.

25 October 2018|

Planning for wellbeing

Brisbane North PHN Executive Manager Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Paul Martin joined Metro North Mental Health Executive Director Professor Brett Emmerson AM and Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Ivan Frkovic to launch Planning for Wellbeing.

22 October 2018|

Healthcare heroes conquer Race to Roof

Almost 250 runners and walkers from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital are feeling the burn after participating in the 15th annual QSuper and RBWH Race to the Roof.

19 October 2018|

Carers need to take time for breast health

Jenny Strachan is one of more than 474,000 unpaid carers in Queensland who provide care and support to a family member. However, like many other carers she often puts her own health needs on hold.

15 October 2018|

Staff member suspended

Metro North Hospital and Health Service has moved quickly to suspend a staff member who was charged overnight with a range of offences.

11 October 2018|

R U OK?

Staying connected and having meaningful conversations is something we can all do. You don't need to be an expert - just a good friend and a great listener. So, if you notice someone who might be struggling - start a conversation.

13 September 2018|

Caring for our farmers

What a farm-tastic effort from our #Caboolture Hospital crew who collected $2200 in one day for farmers doing it tough in the drought - and they looked good doing it! Thanks everyone for your generosity. #caringtogether

10 September 2018|

Healthy smiles for Kippa Ring kids

Kippa Ring school students are learning how to prevent tooth decay and take care of their teeth through Metro North Hospitals and Health Service’s Fluoride Varnish Program.

24 August 2018|

Thongs of Kindness

As part of its annual ‘Kindness in July’ initiative Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals set out to collect 250 pairs of thongs to help rural and remote patients access care for the ‘Walk a mile in my thongs’ program.

6 August 2018|

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Let’s hear it for our Indigenous Mental Health Intervention Program (IMHIP) team who took out the Queensland Health #Excellence Award in the Connecting Healthcare category. Congrats also to Kathy Prentice, a finalist in the Individual Outstanding Achievement category. Well done!

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Let’s hear it for our Indigenous Mental Health Intervention Program (IMHIP) team who took out the Queensland Health #Excellence Award in the Connecting Healthcare category. Congrats also to Kathy Prentice, a finalist in the Individual Outstanding Achievement category. Well done! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done IMHIP team!

The best gift of all! Angela and little Hudson, born eight weeks premature, joined #nurse Lyn at #Caboolture Hospital’s annual Special Care Nursery Christmas party.  #MerryChristmas #caringtogether

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The best gift of all! Angela and little Hudson, born eight weeks premature, joined #nurse Lyn at #Caboolture Hospital’s annual Special Care Nursery Christmas party. #MerryChristmas #caringtogether ... See MoreSee Less

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My favourite nurse Lynny

Shannah Macleod

Thank you for everything you did for our Piper, Lyn. 😘

We’re celebrating all our Nurse Practitioners. #TPCH NPs Jo, Cathy, Lisa and Haunnah provide specialised care, assessment and support to patients with heart conditions. #NPW2018

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We’re celebrating all our Nurse Practitioners. #TPCH NPs Jo, Cathy, Lisa and Haunnah provide specialised care, assessment and support to patients with heart conditions. #NPW2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to these wonderful Nurses!! #proudtobeEDNMS

Oh Haunnah you are amazing and look so beautiful 😍

Haunnah how fantastic it is for you to be recognised for the great work you do.

Go Jo! You’re the best!

Happy NP day Andrea Anndrea Flint

Gorgeous photo Hannah

Feel honoured to work for these amazing girls

Love yr work ladies ♥️♥️👏👏

Great work from you all👏👏👏👏

Hi Jo your the greatest wishing you a very merry Christmas and new year.

Well Done Haunnah! Looking amazing and miss you heaps at Wes!

Jo, we truely appreciate all that you do. 😘

Amazing talent

Congratulations Cathy

Well done ladies👏. Your looking lovely Haunnah, as usual. Miss working with you.

Well done 👏 leading the way for NPs at TPCH

Love your work

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So proud of our #RBWH research star Prof Jeff Lipman who has been named among the worlds most influential, being one of 27 The University of Queensland  people recognised in a prestigious 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Way to go, Jeff!  #research #healthcareleaders

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So proud of our #RBWH research star Prof Jeff Lipman who has been named among the world's most influential, being one of 27 The University of Queensland people recognised in a prestigious 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Way to go, Jeff! #research #healthcareleaders ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic Prof. Congratulations

Congratulations Prof

Congratulations Prof!! Well deserved!!

He’s legendary our prof!!! Well done

Great work Prof! Very well deserved!

Excellent work Prof! Very proud moment

Fantastic Prof Lipman well done!

Congratulations Jeff 🎉

Fantastic Prof Lipman well done!

Congrats Prof well deserved

Congratulations Prof

Woohoo!! Congrats prof!

Well Deserves Professor Lipman

Woo hooooooo.

Congratulations Prof

Congrats Prof. Well deserved.

Congrats Prof. How wonderful. So well deserved.

Woo hoo go Prof!

Congratulations Prof 👏

Well done Prof.

Congratulations Prof

Congratulations Prof! Great honor & privilege to have known & worked with the best👏🏽

Fantastic!

Congratulations Professor Jeff.

Awesome work Prof!!

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Who can resist a s-elfie! This naughty little Elf has been causing so much mischief around the house he ended up at #RBWH for a checkup!  #elfontheshelf   #toomanycandycanes

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Who can resist a s-elfie! This naughty little Elf has been causing so much mischief around the house he ended up at #RBWH for a checkup! #elfontheshelf #toomanycandycanes ... See MoreSee Less

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Elisha Thompson thought of you with your mischievous elf 😂

Wendy

Kayla Porter could be an idea for your boys? Dentist or doctor visit? 😂

O my God...Did he live?

Brooke Cowie

Tanya Allman giving you a run for your money

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RBWH staff were treated to burgers, live music and even a surprise visit from Santa at the #RBWH staff thank you BBQ today!

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RBWH staff were treated to burgers, live music and even a surprise visit from Santa at the #RBWH staff thank you BBQ today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Bring back memories!

#RBWH

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Welcome to our world now Shane Marshall.

I didn’t even know it was on!

The burgers were fabulous and the atmosphere was amazing. Thank you 😊🎉

Wendy

The things we miss out on because we are off site.

Sar Ah they were good burgers, did you have one?

On my day off

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Santa snagged these smiling helpers to serve up a festive BBQ lunch for staff at #Redcliffe Hospital. Loving the head gear!  #valuesinaction #Christmasiscoming

3 days ago

Santa snagged these smiling helpers to serve up a festive BBQ lunch for staff at #Redcliffe Hospital. Loving the head gear! #valuesinaction #Christmasiscoming ... See MoreSee Less

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Whilst waiting in Transit Lounge waiting pick up yesterday, I saw lots of staff walking past with deliciously healthy looking burgers in hand, great work..Once again Thankyou for the care given me in my 5 day visit.Merry Christmas Redcliffe Hospital.

3 days ago

Christmas wonderland
Feast your eyes on this! The elves in our #RBWH Maternity Outpatients department have worked their magic to create a Christmas wonderland that’s bringing so much joy to hospital visitors. Love it! #Christmasmagic
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So wonderful. What an amazing group of staff in Maternity outpatients. Life is short, work somewhere awesome!! #proudtobeEDNMS

Renee Backhouse this is the ward I told you I went to check out after nights.

Sinead Ni Mhaoilchiarain....think you need to step the decorating up a bit....well a lot 😮😱😂

Well done ladies and very proud of my baby CASSANDRA xx

Jackie Kettewell this is so you and so amazing x Cass Maree cupcakes going to be born straight into a Christmas wonderland we will see your work soon Jackie cass thought she had a contraction yesterday so Bub getting ready

Amber Kristin Carla Michelle Emma... Might need to take a tour tomorrow!!

So amazing!!! My sister in this video Cassie Bunny de Waard has always been an A1 Christmas decorator and I know that a lot of her own personal money (in previous years, and I’m sure this is the case again) as well as other nurses money goes into this. Thank you so much for bringing the magic of Christmas xx

Wowser! I am impressed! Michelle Westerhuis Elena Herrgott

Love your work AND your love of Xmas Jackie! 💓

My colleague took me for tour on friday. Beyond Amazing👌

Jackie Kettewell Wow! That’s amazing. Is that wards or ANC? I am down there on Wednesday and would love to have a look.🎅🏻🤶🌲

Jackie Kettewell amazing effort. Love it. 🎄🎄🎄🎄

Amazing Jackie Kettewell and all your tireless helpers it’s magnificent

Wow!

Those elves have been very busy. The wunderland of magic so fantastic.

Seriously epic Christmas decor 🎉🎄

I just showed my daughter and she told me "you guys need to step it up a level" 😥

So beautiful 😍

Wow!!! That’s amazing- well done😀 Wish you & family aSll the Best for a Very Merry Christmas,Safe & Happy New Year

Amazing work. Looks phenomenal. 😍😍

This is awesome - makes me soo happy that you would do this at work - Blessings xx

Congratulations girls Fabulous job. More of the work you do so well for our mums & families.

Wow!!! Jackie Kettewell!!! That is amazing! Why am I not surprised that you had a big hand in this. Merry Xmas to you and your family ❤❤🎅🤶

Well done MOPD...miss you guys

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We always knew they were special and now the caring #Paediatrics crew at #Redcliffe Hospital has the team of the month title to prove it!  Well deserved.  #Valuesinaction

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We always knew they were special and now the caring #Paediatrics crew at #Redcliffe Hospital has the team of the month title to prove it! Well deserved. #Valuesinaction ... See MoreSee Less

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So awesome!!!

Yay team. So proud to be part of it. 💖

It is truely a wonderful team. Well deserved.

Yey ... go team paediatrics !!!!

❤️❤️ best team in the world 😍

Congratulations

Anne!! ❤️

Woohoo! Well done! 👏

Anne Tin are you staying there for next year?? Will be doing my paeds rotation at Redcliffe next year!

Looking fabulous Anne Tin! 💕

Enjoy your work anne bravo

Woohoo congratulations to us all very well deserved 💗

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