We unpack the infectious diseases you need to protect yourself against on your next holiday
There’s nothing quite like the excitement of packing your bags and boarding a plane for an overseas trip. But with all overseas travel comes some risk of returning with a less than preferable souvenir in the form of an infectious disease – with vaccination a simple way to keep yourself safe abroad!
A journey down memory lane
Our Community and Oral Health team of recreational officers are consistently finding ways to entertain our aged care residents at Gannet and Cooinda House.
Rugby legend surgeon returns to theatre to perform fortnightly ophthalmology sessions at STARS
Former rugby union legend and cataract surgeon Dr Mark Loane has returned to STARS on a Saturday, joining a dedicated team of weekend workers performing cataract surgeries.
Plant power: five ways to improve your gut health by eating more plants
There is no question that what we eat can impact our overall health, but our food can also affect the health of the trillions of beneficial bacteria living in our gut – also known as our microbiome.
STARS Artist Profile – Tamika Grant-Iramu
The main foyer of our wonderful STARS building is such an inviting space. As many people have commented, entering the foyer of STARS feels more like arriving at a luxury hotel lobby than at the doors of a public hospital.
Fabian leaves for home after 120 days in rehab
After spending 120 days in STARS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Fabian headed home in time to celebrate Christmas with his family. He was presented with a ‘graduation’ certificate by members of his rehabilitation team.
Compassionate volunteers needed at Caboolture Hospital
With a major redevelopment underway, Caboolture Hospital is seeking more volunteers to help our community.
Genetic Health Queensland provides long awaited answers
On 28 February each year, Rare Diseases Day aims to raise awareness and generate change for the 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease.
Metro North launches Australia-first service for people with a disability and challenging behaviour
Metro North Health has implemented an Australia-first initiative, the Behavioural Emergency Response Team (BERT). BERT has been designed to assist people with disability and complex challenging behaviours and their carers to receive the support they need in the right place at the right time.
MatHOME officially launches at RBWH
A new pilot maternity program, MatHOME, has officially commenced at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), allowing antenatal inpatients who meet select criteria to receive top-tier maternity care from the comfort of their home.
RBWH welcomes Australia-first radiation technology
An Australia-first state-of-the-art radiation treatment system has now commenced service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and is allowing clinicians to provide more accurate, higher dosage radiation treatment to patients.
Ground-breaking PEARS procedure saves teen’s life
Cardiac surgeons at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) have given an Adelaide teenager a future without fear after performing a ground-breaking procedure to fix her ailing heart.
Leveling up gender equality within Metro North
Metro North Health have commenced an exciting new project aimed at promoting gender equality in the medical profession. Level Up aims to support medical women in training to reach senior positions over the course of their career through providing mentoring, leadership development programs, and specific pathways for reporting discrimination.
Metro North welcomes increasing numbers of new doctors to meet expanding community needs
Metro North Health has welcomed its new medical intern cohort this week, comprising 174 junior doctors ready to bolster the medical workforce.
The Prince Charles Hospital debuts world-first ICU of the future
A world-first ‘ICU of the Future’ pilot has been launched at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), redesigning the intensive care environment to be more patient-centric and recovery focussed.
Paving a smoother road for mums post weight loss surgery
Putting on weight is a normal part of pregnancy, but for women who have had weight loss surgery it can be a challenge.
On the 12th day of Christmas, Metro North Health gave to me… silly season care – no matter what the issue may be.
Need healthcare over the festive season? Whether it’s dodgy prawns, a Christmas injury, or a weird rash, we’ve got you covered.
CKW takes next steps to achieving health equity
Caboolture Hospital, Kilcoy Hospital and Woodford Corrections Health’s (CKW) journey towards health equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people took another large step forward recently.
Breastscreen Queensland launches Sistas Shawl trial to boost screening rates
BreastScreen Queensland Brisbane Northside Service has today launched a new ‘Sistas Shawl’ project to boost screening rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
Supporting families of premature and sick babies to return home sooner with NeoHOME
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) has launched NeoHOME, a new service designed to support families of eligible babies in the Grantley Stable Neonatology Unit to take their new family member home two to three weeks earlier than they previously have been able to.
From Washington DC to Caboolture
From Washington DC to Caboolture ED, Consultant Dr Doug Feinbloom has had quite the career that led him to our shores.
Metro North Dads N Peers Project provides dads with the tools to success
Father’s Day is a special day for every dad, but the most special day for many is the first one they get to spend with their precious newborn baby.
Caboolture Hospital delivering outpatient appointments at Super Clinic
Caboolture Hospital patients are accessing outpatient services in the community during the hospital’s expansion.
The Prince Charles Hospital delivers Australian-first heart procedure
An Australian first procedure delivered by The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) in Brisbane may revolutionise treatment for the thousands of Australians living with an abnormal heart rhythm.
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.
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