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A time of reflection following a stroke

While the last few months have been very difficult time it has also been a period of reflection and recovery for stroke survivor Bob Sutcliffe. Bob, who has his 89th birthday in a couple of weeks, was quickly able to get back into some of the things he enjoys including life in the garden and playing lawn bowls.

15 August 2022|

Non-urgent planned care postponed

Queensland is currently experiencing a COVID surge and our staff are prioritising the care of severely unwell patients. To do this, we have postponed some planned surgery and outpatient care.  

8 July 2022|

Let’s talk about men’s mental health

Did you know that men make up an average of seven out of every nine suicides each day in Australia? Beyond Blue’s data from last year tells us that alarmingly, many men feel they have nowhere to turn.

10 June 2022|

Virtual reality helping young patients

The Common Good has used funds from the National Curing Homesickness initiative to purchase virtual reality goggles, which provide an immersive and interactive experience for young patients in the Paediatric Unit at Caboolture Hospital.

26 May 2022|

Mini-brains set to revolutionise epilepsy treatment

Researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and the University of Queensland (UQ) are trialling a new technology which is set to help epilepsy patients find the best treatment for their condition sooner.

19 April 2022|

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RBWH mum Karen received a special belated birthday gift this week - baby Roman! 🥳

Roman, who was born two days after his mum's birthday, joins older brother Lawrence, 11, and older sister Ruth, 9, who all share a Samoan and Niue lineage. 🇼🇸🇳🇺

"We opted for a non-traditional first name for him, but he will have traditional middle names to keep the family happy. The kids have been calling him John Cena big nose, so Roman is a much better option!" mum Karen said.

"He was due on my birthday, so he let me have my birthday, but we will still share a birth month - I think he was stuck in there doing his hair, its so perfect!"
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RBWH mum Karen received a special belated birthday gift this week - baby Roman! 🥳

Roman, who was born two days after his mums birthday, joins older brother Lawrence, 11, and older sister Ruth, 9, who all share a Samoan and Niue lineage. 🇼🇸🇳🇺

We opted for a non-traditional first name for him, but he will have traditional middle names to keep the family happy. The kids have been calling him John Cena big nose, so Roman is a much better option! mum Karen said. 

He was due on my birthday, so he let me have my birthday, but we will still share a birth month - I think he was stuck in there doing his hair, its so perfect! 
#FeelgoodFriday
2 days ago

You wouldn't expect to see a physiotherapist in the neonatal ward, but even some of our tiny babies need physio!

Alice is an RBWH advanced neonatal physiotherapist who provides crucial education and support to parents, as well as assessments, baby massage classes and outpatient baby play groups. 🥰

"We provide lots of education to parents on how they can best help the baby's development, how to change their nappy which can be tricky with wires and tubes, what positions are best for the baby so they build up strength, and on tummy time, bath time and relaxation in the bath," Alice said.

"We offer physical hands on therapy, but also support parents to be able to continue what we show them when they get home to help in their parenthood journey." ♥️
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You wouldnt expect to see a physiotherapist in the neonatal ward, but even some of our tiny babies need physio!
 
Alice is an RBWH advanced neonatal physiotherapist who provides crucial education and support to parents, as well as assessments, baby massage classes and outpatient baby play groups. 🥰
 
We provide lots of education to parents on how they can best help the babys development, how to change their nappy which can be tricky with wires and tubes, what positions are best for the baby so they build up strength, and on tummy time, bath time and relaxation in the bath, Alice said.
 
We offer physical hands on therapy, but also support parents to be able to continue what we show them when they get home to help in their parenthood journey. ♥️
2 days ago

Our brand-new Rapid Access Heart Failure Service is here to provide expert care for patients in Metro North with chronic heart failure. 💔

Statewide Heart Failure Services Coordinator Annabel said the service helps patients when the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should.

“Most patients who present to emergency after being hospitalised with heart failure have signs of fluid overload for days prior to seeking help, and 90% of these patients end up being re-admitted,” Annabel said.

“The addition of this new model of care will allow us to respond to patients within 24 to 48 hours and keep patients out of hospital.”

If you’re a nurse practitioner looking for your next challenge, apply for positions available at RBWH, TPCH and Caboolture Hospital today. Click here for more information and to apply: bit.ly/3QW36Eq
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Our brand-new Rapid Access Heart Failure Service is here to provide expert care for patients in Metro North with chronic heart failure. 💔 

Statewide Heart Failure Services Coordinator Annabel said the service helps patients when the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should. 

“Most patients who present to emergency after being hospitalised with heart failure have signs of fluid overload for days prior to seeking help, and 90% of these patients end up being re-admitted,” Annabel said. 

“The addition of this new model of care will allow us to respond to patients within 24 to 48 hours and keep patients out of hospital.”  

If you’re a nurse practitioner looking for your next challenge, apply for positions available at RBWH, TPCH and Caboolture Hospital today. Click here for more information and to apply: http://bit.ly/3QW36Eq 
#WorkforusWednesday
3 days ago

It's a common misconception that bowel cancer is 'an old person's disease' but young people can get it too.

Although the majority of newly diagnosed bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 50 years and over, Dr Matthew, Medical Oncologist from RBWH has seen a rise in these cases to now 1 in 10 (10.7%) Australians being diagnosed with bowel cancer under the age of 50.

"Bowel cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer death in Australia, and the rates are rising amongst younger people especially the number of left-sided bowel cancers, and rectal cancers - we are yet to determine if the cause is environmental or genetics, but the cancer in young people looks very similar to that of an older person," Matthew said.

"Don't be scared or frightened, if there is something going on, seek medical attention straight away and ask for a test. Early detection is proven to save lives.

"Symptoms that we should not ignore are change of bowel habits, blood present in stools, diarrhoea, constipation or abdominal cramping that lingers for a long period of time." 🏥
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Its a common misconception that bowel cancer is an old persons disease but young people can get it too.

Although the majority of newly diagnosed bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 50 years and over, Dr Matthew, Medical Oncologist from RBWH has seen a rise in these cases to now 1 in 10 (10.7%) Australians being diagnosed with bowel cancer under the age of 50.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer death in Australia, and the rates are rising amongst younger people especially the number of left-sided bowel cancers, and rectal cancers - we are yet to determine if the cause is environmental or genetics, but the cancer in young people looks very similar to that of an older person, Matthew said. 

Dont be scared or frightened, if there is something going on, seek medical attention straight away and ask for a test. Early detection is proven to save lives.

Symptoms that we should not ignore are change of bowel habits, blood present in stools, diarrhoea, constipation or abdominal cramping that lingers for a long period of time. 🏥
4 days ago

"I was on the project team as services manager for STARS from concept, to delivery and handover in November 2020. I never thought I would end up here as a patient following the discovery of a clot, twice, which led to a stroke and terrible seizures. I was so excited to go to STARS, I knew what this place was going to be like, and I know my way around. I am proud to be back here and seeing it being used the way we envisioned it."

#MondayMantra 💭 Colin 68 years-old, #STARS rehab patient and AFOL (adult fan of LEGO) 🧱
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I was on the project team as services manager for STARS from concept, to delivery and handover in November 2020. I never thought I would end up here as a patient following the discovery of a clot, twice, which led to a stroke and terrible seizures. I was so excited to go to STARS, I knew what this place was going to be like, and I know my way around. I am proud to be back here and seeing it being used the way we envisioned it. 

#MondayMantra 💭 Colin 68 years-old, #STARS rehab patient and AFOL (adult fan of LEGO)  🧱

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