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News archive

Three cheers for three awards: congratulations John Piispanen

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.

28 November 2019|

Study brings safety and more understanding around breech births

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.

28 November 2019|

Foot disease – the silent patient burden

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.

20 November 2019|

Less invasive drug administration on the horizon

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.

14 November 2019|

A focus on trauma with Professor Michael Reade

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.

31 October 2019|

2019 Metro North 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.

24 October 2019|

Identifying adverse medication events in the ED

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.

24 October 2019|

Robotic bronchoscopy clinical trial

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.

17 October 2019|

Driving life changing research for CF patients

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!

3 October 2019|

Turning tide on deadliest cancer

#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!

19 September 2019|

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12 hours ago

Could it be concussion? 🤕 Our staff met with Olympian Steven Bradbury to encourage parents to watch out for symptoms such as dizziness, memory loss and slurred speech after a head knock, especially in school-aged children. ⛸️🍙🏤 ... See MoreSee Less

Could it be concussion? 🤕 Our staff met with Olympian Steven Bradbury to encourage parents to watch out for symptoms such as dizziness, memory loss and slurred speech after a head knock, especially in school-aged children. ⛸️🍙🏤

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Great job our ice skating trio of nurses!!! Looking fabulous, representing our wonderful HHS and sending positive messages at the same time!! #proudtobeEDNMS “Life is short, work somewhere awesome”!!!

Calum Hughes

Genevieve Donohue

2 days ago

Our #rbwh staff are helping bushfire victi9 News Queenslandind 🐨 Keep an eye out for them on 9 News Queensland tonight! 📺 ... See MoreSee Less

Our #RBWH staff are helping bushfire victims of the furry kind 🐨 Keep an eye out for them on 9 News Queensland tonight! 📺Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks very much for trying to help. In many ways it can seem like a drop in the ocean, as there are so many nonhuman animals that have already perished, but those few that you can salvage should be grateful. <3

Laura Leonard you’re famous 😎😂

3 days ago

Our staff and volunteers moved by the bushfire crisis have been working hard over the past week collecting expired medical supplies for injured wildlife. They’ve already packed more than 50 boxes to donate! 🌳🐨📦 Great work team! ... See MoreSee Less

Our staff and volunteers moved by the bushfire crisis have been working hard over the past week collecting expired medical supplies for injured wildlife. They’ve already packed more than 50 boxes to donate! 🌳🐨📦 Great work team!

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Ohhhhhh that is sooooo awesome !!!! I started a koala box at work to. This makes me so happy ♥️

This is great. Sooo wonderful and well done💕Would also be great to consider developing countries where in some cases only choice is to reinsert used equipment with risk of introducing HIV. Donated expired unused equipment a much better option. Could send with those volunteering overseas.

This is fantastic ❤️ Well done, Metro North HHS!

Brilliant effort Lex! 👏 You're so thoughtful

Great work to all.

Great work Metro North!

Love this so much! What a great idea!

I have more to give. I'm at TPCH. Who do we give them to? I have giving sets, large plastic bowls, kidney dish sets etc

That is so good.🐈🐕🐴☺️

Thanks for doing a bit to save the animals. That's the area I work in.

Great work team

Great work.

Great to see!

Onya Lexie your a Champ

Amazing

Good job 👏👍

Kate McCrossin I have been doing this at GPH.

I have some expired dressing supplies how can I get them to you ?

Well done Tayla. I know you would have had a hand at that xx

Leanne Burrows

Tanya Edwards ❤️

Nola Jappe

Tayla Greaves

Lorina Langham

Karen Sadler huh 🤔

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4 days ago

Need some tried and tested tools of persuasion? Dr Bronwyn King AO will share her experience persuading some of the world’s largest global financial firms to shift more than 20 billion dollars into more sustainable investments with #NextCare2020 delegates.

Register now for the $750 early bird two-day registration before is finishes. Link in comments.
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Need some tried and tested tools of persuasion? Dr Bronwyn King AO will share her experience persuading some of the world’s largest global financial firms to shift more than 20 billion dollars into more sustainable investments with #NextCare2020 delegates.

Register now for the $750 early bird two-day registration before is finishes. Link in comments.

5 days ago

A big welcome to the 164 junior doctors who started at #rbwh, #tpch, #redcliffe Hospital and #caboolture Hospital this week! 👏 They'll have the chance to learn from some of the best clinicians in the country over the next year ✨🏥 Welcome to the team! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to you all!

Congratulations and welcome to “Charlie’s”👏👏

Welcome all, remember to look after you Wardies, they know how to get things 😁.

Congratulations to you all .

Welcome! but where is Redcliffe Hospital in this?

Welcome

Welcome!!

Welcome!!!

Welcome!

Emily Mills 😃😉

Jos Agarwal, Ilina Agarwal

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6 days ago

Can I get a hip hip hooray? This week we kicked off the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife with a bang! 🎉 We can’t wait to spend 2020 recognising the amazing contribution our nurses and midwives make to our patients every day ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to all our MNHHS nurses and midwives. You truly change lives every minute of the day and those little miracles are huge to many. Thank you for your care 🙂 have a great 2020. Proud to be your Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer #2020yearoftheNurseandMidwife

#proudtobeEDNMS of Australia’s biggest, best and nicest HHS!! So proud to lead the nurses and midwives of this amazing organisation. “Life is short, work somewhere awesome!!”

What a celebration! 🥳🎉🎊🥳 Cheers to every nurse and midwife 🙌🏼

Congratulations to all the nurses and midwives, we had the very best care from you at RBWH, which we will always be so grateful for! Thank you

Such awesome in one HHS! Congratulations to our fabulous nurses and midwives! 🎉

Congratulations and best wishes to all the wonderful nurses and midwives in MN HHS 😘

I recognise some friendly faces there - have a great year!

Fantastic & congrats

Congratulations well done

Love our nurses!

Didn't realise this was happening, too busy working at L 5 PACU i

Oh man. I missed out on cake 😒😔.

I walked past this today and saw a PSO coordinator with a floss mop staring at all the confetti littering the ground, she didn't look pleased 😂.

Alanna how does a young lady apply to work as admin assistant in rbwh

Dean Cartwright looking good 😘

Laura Cybulski - did you have celebrations at Ipswich Hospital?

Shannon Newton ❤️

Alecia Kat So that was the bang today after the music!

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7 days ago

New year, new job! 🤗 We're looking for an incredible clinical nurse to join our team at #tpch. Could this be you? 🧐 See comments for more info #WorkForUsWednesday ... See MoreSee Less

New year, new job! 🤗  Were looking for an incredible clinical nurse to join our team at #TPCH. Could this be you? 🧐 See comments for more info #workforusWednesday

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Nice pic...you guys are doing well without me😁😁😁, keep it up with the amazing work our team does...

Best ward ever! Miss you guys ❤️

What an amazing team of nurses.

Such a great photo😊

Great team.. I miss you guys 🥺

Great photo even better team ❤

Looking good Team 😘

Awesome team ❤️

Great photo👍

Awesome team!

Jessica Spencer beautiful vibrant smile! xo

And must smile a lot and know a few jokes

Awesome team 🥰

I might apply.🤣😂

Happy day

Lookin good! Adrian Zanco

Jessica Spencer always a smile next to none 💖

Meg Burgess looking good queen

Who’s that Adrian Zanco. 😍 x

Adrian Stanta

Meg Burgess Matthew Luke Jessica Spencer Adrian Zanco

Jessica Spencer hey superstar

Tendai Chidzikwe

Craig Watkins

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1 week ago

Amy is proud to wear her #bettertogether shirt! 🤗 It shows her support of improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients visiting the #COH diabetes service in Caboolture #IndigenousHealth #CloseTheGap 🏥 ... See MoreSee Less

Amy is proud to wear her #BetterTogether shirt! 🤗 It shows her support of improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients visiting the #COH diabetes service in Caboolture #Indigenoushealth #ClosetheGap 🏥Image attachment

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Great pics Amy 🙌💜

Lovely photo

Lovely. X

Very nice photo xx

Nice one Amy😊

That’s our Amy 🥰🥳😁

Heyyy girl!!!! Looking good ☺️☺️

Kathryn Bein Timmins

Jack Bigdog

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1 week ago

Meet one of our #redcliffe Hospital volunteers Michele! ❤️ She's been making patients feel safe and comfortable for more than 3 years now! 🤗

Her favourite part of the role is meeting all the new people who come and go through our hospital doors 🏥 #iamredcliffe
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Meet one of our #Redcliffe Hospital volunteers Michele! ❤️ Shes been making patients feel safe and comfortable for more than 3 years now! 🤗 

Her favourite part of the role is meeting all the new people who come and go through our hospital doors 🏥 #IAmRedcliffe

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Lovely smile Michele! We love working with all our volunteers who give their time to make our hospital a friendlier place for all of us. Thank you, and welcome back after a well-earned break.

Great pic Michele your doing a great job!

Great photo Michele and really enjoy working with you. Keep up the great work with the rest of the wonderful volunteers.

That's awesome great to be recognised for all you do. Lovely photo too

Priceless Michele. Job well done 👏🏼👏🏼

We love our Outpatient Volunteers - Thank you very much🙂🙂

Proper job well done Ls x

Love you work and dimples. Well done.

Michele does an awesome job!

Awesome! Well done you xxx

You do an awesome job. Good on you x

Well done you xx

Well done Michelle xxx

Very nice lady

Appreciate all that you do 😍

Good on you Michelle

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2 weeks ago

20 seconds can be all it takes for a child to drown. Watch out for kids swimming these summer holidays ☀️ Video credit: Queensland Health ... See MoreSee Less