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News archive

Getting the numbers right

If you’re a nerd for numbers you’ll love this week’s #ThinkyThursday! Biostatistician Anita works on around 20 projects at one time!. Click here to discover some incredible Metro North statistics.

20 February 2020|

Improving nutrition in hip fracture patients

Did you know nutrition is crucial for patient recovery? Check out this #TPCH team who researching how to improve nutrition in hip fracture patients to decrease their length of stay, minimise treatment costs, and improve health outcomes.

30 January 2020|

Study of new catheter design

#ThinkyThursday is back, this time with a talented #RBWH team who are working on a new catheter design. Millions of catheters are used in Australia each year, but the current device has a failure rate of 40 to 50 per cent.

23 January 2020|

Dairy contract

Our decision to award our dairy contract to Lactalis Australia (Parmalat) means we’ll be supporting 141 Queensland-owned family farms.

17 January 2020|

How can we do better?

This is the question Metro North Mental Health Director of Psychology Anthony Bligh asked himself while undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Innovation. #ThinkyThursday research is undertaken to help Metro North offer the best possible healthcare to our patients.

16 January 2020|

Trial reduces medication errors

Happy Thinky Thursday! Caboolture Hospital Nurse Unit Manager Colleen Herrmann is inspiring nurses to include research in their day-to-day duties having taken on an Associate Investigator role in a research study in collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast.

19 December 2019|

Congratulations to the Clinician Research Fellows for 2020

Recipients of the second round of Metro North Clinician Research Fellowships have been announced which awards up to five Fellowship awards annually, specifically designed to allow Metro North’s emerging and highly skilled clinician researchers to develop and advance a body of research aligned to the Research Strategy.

17 December 2019|

Queensland Health Awards for Excellence

Metro North staff have been recognised for outstanding achievements at the 2019 Queensland Health Awards for Excellence. Associate Professor Kerstin Wyssusek and Dr Peter Russell were among those recognised, as well as Metro North based Queensland Occupational Violence Strategy Unit.

12 December 2019|

Research improves care of ventilated patients

It’s #ThinkyThursday! Today we look at ICU Dietitian Alicia Wiese’s research into improving the nutrition of patients in Intensive Care Units. Working alongside an expert team, Alicia and other researchers have moved away from GRV monitoring and, under a new protocol, have improved health outcomes for patients.

12 December 2019|

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|

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2 days ago

For proud Torres Strait Islander woman and #rbwh emergency nurse Kiris, NAIDOC Week is important opportunity to celebrate the rich cultures, traditions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Kiris is passionate about delivering positive healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is part of a state-wide project transforming emergency departments to be culturally safe.
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For proud Torres Strait Islander woman and #RBWH emergency nurse Kiris, NAIDOC Week is important opportunity to celebrate the rich cultures, traditions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

Kiris is passionate about delivering positive healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is part of a state-wide project transforming emergency departments to be culturally safe.

3 days ago

Valerie Gruenberg “Wawarra” from Russell Island is one of the amazingly talented artists exhibiting their artworks in the #RBWH NAIDOC Art Exhibition all throughout July. ... See MoreSee Less

Valerie Gruenberg “Wawarra” from Russell Island is one of the amazingly talented artists exhibiting their artworks in the #RBWH NAIDOC Art Exhibition all throughout July.

4 days ago

Our #rbwh team came together to raise the flags for NAIDOC Week and learn about their unique significance. They were joined by Board Members Bonny Barry and Adrian Carson. ... See MoreSee Less

Our #RBWH team came together to raise the flags for NAIDOC Week and learn about their unique significance. They were joined by Board Members Bonny Barry and Adrian Carson.

5 days ago

💥 Today we welcomed 29 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, just like Eli and Sade, who are getting a deadly start to their traineeships with Metro North.
The program has been such a success, our Board Chair Jim McGowan said he'd like to double the number of Deadly Start Trainees in 2021!
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💥 Today we welcomed 29 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, just like Eli and Sade, who are getting a deadly start to their traineeships with Metro North. 
The program has been such a success, our Board Chair Jim McGowan said hed like to double the number of Deadly Start Trainees in 2021!