This week for #ThinkyThursday we look at the team at #TPCH who are investigating the link between a common sleep disorder and the single greatest cause of disability in adults over 65.
Spending several months in Sierra Leone, West Africa, during 2015’s Ebola outbreak wouldn’t have been everyone’s cup of tea, but for Metro North Public Health Unit Director John Piispanen, it was a tremendous opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Caboolture Hospital Midwifery Educator Janene Rattray is the hero of today’s #ThinkyThursday! She is helping mothers to better understand options around breech births and is working closely with maternity doctors and midwives to deliver informed, consistent and high-quality care.
Queensland’s largest hospital is now home to the state’s first fully-dedicated centre for young people having cancer treatment, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Sony Foundation and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH).
It’s #ThinkyThursday! This week we look at a world-first study led by Dr Pete Lazzarini from #TPCH to investigate the prevalence and predictors of foot disease and complications in inpatients. His research will go on to help both patients and hospital services to better manage the problem.
Queensland’s largest hospital has opened a dedicated, private and culturally safe space as part of a commitment toward Closing the Gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
At Metro North we are always looking for ways to improve our patient’s care and experience. Today #ThinkyThursday shares Dr Jayesh Dhanani’s research into discovering a new and less invasive drug administration method. His experiences working with tuberculosis patients in India prompted Jayesh to explore the effectiveness of inhaling medication instead.
Our #RBWH research team have discovered a third type of twin! For this week’s #ThinkyThursday we are sharing the story behind the extremely rare sesquizygotic twins and the research behind this discovery.
Patients undergoing dialysis at Caboolture Hospital will be able to watch their favourite TV shows, after the donation of two new digital televisions by the Heart Support Australia (HSA) Caboolture Branch.
Board positions available in 2020 across all Hospital and Health Boards are now advertised.
This week #ThinkyThursday looks at preserving and extending the shelf-life of blood products and resuscitation fluids from five days to two years! As a member of the Australian Defence Force, Professor Michael Reade hopes this research will benefit patients as well as those in the military.
Ramone Close is passionate about bringing the game of football (soccer) to Indigenous youth across Australia.
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.
This #ThinkyThursday takes us to Caboolture Hospital’s Emergency Department. Dr Sean Clark is piloting a project to quickly identify patients at risk of non-specific medication related events who are presented to the ED. His focus on quality healthcare will benefit the many ED patients presented every year.
Metro North is delivering an innovative new Falls Community Referral Pathway trial to reduce the rate of falls and fall injuries for the elderly aged over 65 in their homes.
This #ThinkyThursday we look at a trial of ground-breaking robotic technology which can help physicians explore virtual maps of patient’s lungs and airways to detect and sample lung nodules for cancer.
Caboolture Hospital’s research is helping to better coordinate care for children. Read how this #ThinkyThursday research is helping kids like Ruby!
Metro North Public Health Unit has issued a measles alert following a confirmed case of the highly infectious disease on Brisbane’s northside.
It’s #ThinkyThursday! Clinical Research Coordinator for #TPCH Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre Michelle Woods is changing lives. CF patient Tracey has been able to start full-time work for the first time in almost 20 years!
The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre is trialling a breakthrough drug that could allow patients to live decades longer, by turning the acutely fatal disease into a manageable condition.
Dr Catherine Forristal joined Redcliffe Hospital’s Emergency Department last year as its first Research Manager. This #ThinkyThursday recognises the incredible work Catherine is doing to drive research in the ED.
Special therapeutic activity kits designed to reduce the stress and trauma faced by people with dementia when presenting to hospital for emergency care will be tested as part of a new trial commencing at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in September.
Cancer sufferer Charles Knight has always had a love of woodwork and hand crafting wonderful things.
#ThinkyThursday this week takes us to the team at #TPCH. Here, under Professor Kwun Fong’s leadership, they are working on a trial to detect lung cancer in early stages and are already saving lives!
Redcliffe Hospital is asking its local community to take extra precautions at home, and when visiting the hospital, during a community-wide increase in gastro-like illnesses.