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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|

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|

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1 day ago

COVID-19 community assessment clinics at Brighton Health Campus and Pine Rivers Community Health Centre will be open all this week. If you have:

• been overseas in the past 14 days OR
• been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 OR
• have disembarked from a cruise ship in the last 14 days OR
• are a healthcare worker, aged care or residential aged care worker, and
• have a fever (or history of fever) OR acute respiratory infection (sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, with or without fever)
you can visit the Brighton Health Campus Community Assessment Clinic or the Pine Rivers Community Health Centre (details below).

For health advice contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
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COVID-19 community assessment clinics at Brighton Health Campus and Pine Rivers Community Health Centre will be open all this week. If you have:

• been overseas in the past 14 days OR
• been in close contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 OR
• have disembarked from a cruise ship in the last 14 days OR
• are a healthcare worker, aged care or residential aged care worker, and
• have a fever (or history of fever) OR acute respiratory infection (sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, with or without fever)
you can visit the Brighton Health Campus Community Assessment Clinic or the Pine Rivers Community Health Centre (details below).

For health advice contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).Image attachment

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Jenna Bowman Lyndal Kavanagh will have to print these updates tomorrow.

Janet

Is this a drive through facility? Or is Australia following the mistakes of overseas countries and causing Covid19 cases and others to be together?! ......So you go and get tested and your test comes back a week later and it's negative. Your really excited and go and hug Grandma who is isolated for her protection. But unfortunately you were exposed to many positive cases at the screening centre and a month later you now have all the symptoms. Hope our medical authorities have learnt for overseas and this centre is a drive through. With screening and testing done in the comfort of your car.

2 days ago

Despite being a self-proclaimed karaoke queen and future bass guitar extraordinaire, Rachael can't see herself being anything other than a midwife. 🤩
Working as a midwife navigator at #caboolture Hospital, she feels priveleged to support women through pregnancy. 💕
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Despite being a self-proclaimed karaoke queen and future bass guitar extraordinaire, Rachael cant see herself being anything other than a midwife. 🤩
Working as a midwife navigator at #Caboolture Hospital, she feels priveleged to support women through pregnancy. 💕

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I vouch for the singer/musician skills:) Rach loves her job and is one of the best! Caboolture is blessed! Let’s support our hospital staff!

we champion you Rachael Ramsay and all the frontliners!!! You are all doing a magnificent job! God bless you all! Fight! Fight! Fight! the good fight of Faith!

We are so Blessed as a community, to have Rach within it... And yes, she is a great Muso too...😀 Thanks to ALL our Team at Caboolture Hospital...

Proud to have worked alongside you. 😍 Now your famous do you do signed photos😎😉

Rachael Ramsay how wonderful to be recognised for your amazing skills and experience in Midwifery. So well deserved 👏👏👏🙏🏼💕

Fab Rachel! Looking GORGEOUS girl!

We might have to hear some of your karaoke Rachael 🎤

nice to see you we are very proud of you love auntie mags

Best place to have a baby had all my 3 here

Wow!! I know that famous person!! 😍

So many hiden talents Rachael!

Rachael Ramsay loves seeing your smiley face jump out at me 😘

Proud ❤️

Legend right there!

Madison Grant McBride.....

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2 days ago

We'll chalk this up to kindness 💕
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. 🖌🤗
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Well chalk this up to kindness 💕
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. 🖌🤗

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WOW what a beautiful ray of sunshine you are Sangitha ❤️

Great work! Thank you for the positivity!

Just beautiful, great work ♥️

What a wonderful person you are Sangitha

Thank you! From Jenny at radar. Is that Portofino?

That's awesome!

How beautiful 😍

Fantastic 🤩🎉

Wow so good ❤️

Brilliant!

She is a good egg that Sangitha!

Therese O'Shaughnessy

Julie Saunderson, did you see this? Looks like Duhig?

Let’s Jillian Daly

Ben Wilson that Duhig!

Chris Anastasiou Brook Roberts Sarah Marshall

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3 days ago

Australia voted Tame Impala's The Less I Know the Better the hottest song of the decade on triple j! 🔥 Why not sing along as you wash your hands? 🤲💧 ... See MoreSee Less

Australia voted Tame Impalas The Less I Know the Better the hottest song of the decade on triple j! 🔥 Why not sing along as you wash your hands? 🤲💧

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Getting funky Metro North Hospital and Health Service!

Get on this Lindsey Natterjacks

Love it!

Iwouldn't disregard that entirely. There is some useful tips in there.

Annie Redhead Kimberly Taylor hahaha

Matt Lumchee can you teach me it?

Taylor Donnelly

Nobez Ngakuru

Phill

Elly De Paoli

Christopher Bailey ok but I'll stick to the killers

Annabel Cristaldi

Chelsea Stirling Banging

Alicia Hayman omg

Jamie Wincen

Gabi Tunny Georgia Macc Ellie Harris Ellen Davissen Spencer Cittolin Abbey Blanche Annalyse Look Cassie Louise Prudence Rose Tushar Agrawal DEAD

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4 days ago

At #caboolture Hospital, Care Crew Peer Responders Darren and Sean are serving up hot coffee, smiles and a chat at a daily drop-in for staff. With such a big focus on physical wellbeing, the drop-in is providing a chance for a mental wellbeing check-in, too #CaringTogether ... See MoreSee Less

At #Caboolture Hospital, Care Crew Peer Responders Darren and Sean are serving up hot coffee, smiles and a chat at a daily drop-in for staff. With such a big focus on physical wellbeing, the drop-in is providing a chance for a mental wellbeing check-in, too #caringtogether

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I loved my hot chocolate, thanks team. It’s amazing how great a small gesture can make you feel!

I miss you guys! Wellbeing checks and coffee and chats 💜 ☕️ thanks Peer Support Team! Rebecca get on it ☺️❤️

Go Caboolture - we’ve got this. Thanks to the “Care Crew” - we’re all grateful for what you do 👍

What a great idea.. do we have a team like this in other metro north hospitals?

Well done Cabo 🤗. Everyone I talk to at work is feeling it. Thank you!

Lovely! Chances of popping down to mental health too?

What an amazing team ☺️ Thanks for all the support.

It was awesome thanks so much it certainly brings a smile to our day 😊

Keep up the good work. Blessings to all.

Thank you ☕️ very much appreciated🙂

Yes thanks so much for the coffee delivery the other week! Made my day 😍

Go team! Very supportive

Thankyou for the Hot choclate 🙂 was great.

Thank you Sean and Darren

You guys do an AMAZING job 👌🏻

Great work Care Crew 👏

Great place to work!

Great idea guys! Nice to see your face Sean!!

Come to Redcliffe please!

Such important work! Well done team.

Thank you for all that you do

Thank you for this service

Thanks Sean for the hot chocolate! 👏👏

What's the Care Crew about? I'm curious.

Way to go CABH, to deadly

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4 days ago

I'm Amie and I'm the admin team leader working in our Fever Clinic and ED. I know you want to visit your family. I've been working long shifts and miss mine too. But if you don't need to be here then please don't come, and please follow our visitor guidelines. #fromthefrontline #COVID19 #HealthHeroes ... See MoreSee Less

Im Amie and Im the admin team leader working in our Fever Clinic and ED. I know you want to visit your family. Ive been working long shifts and miss mine too. But if you dont need to be here then please dont come, and please follow our visitor guidelines. #Fromthefrontline #COVID19 #Healthheroes

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Amie’s fantastic! All of the admin staff who have come to help us out in emergency have swung into the roles without blinking. It’s such a foreign experience, and they’re absolutely killing it. Thank you so much!

You're doing such an amazing job Amie!! Could not be prouder ❤

Thank you Amie. Stay healthy and safe and hopefully we will all be back with our families soon 🙏

Thanks to all our valuable admin staff!

Thank you to all of you and what you’re doing in the medical field 💖

Thank you and all the emergency workers trying to kéep us safe and well. I Pray th a t you all stay well and receive plaudits you deserve. 😊💕 the

You are doing a great job Amie!

Good to see a fresh face on the team, keep up the great work Amie... from an ex-ED admin guy.

Omg didn’t realise health workers looked so hot

My daughter started in admin just a few weeks ago and has learnt so much in a short space of time, especially in this crisis time.

We love you

Love all keep safe

Thanks Amie

Your doing great boss xx

You are a credit to the medical staff.

❤️thank you 🙌

May life be good to you,stay safe,xx

Fantastic work people!

Thanks Amie

Early days, I hope the admin team get PPE as well?

Hey Amie from everyone in Metro Cafe

Thanks Amie

Thank you

👏 Amie 💐

Yay Amie🙌

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5 days ago

This weekend, the COVID-19 community assessment clinic at Brighton Health Campus will be open on Saturday and Sunday. If you have:

- been overseas in the past 14 days OR
- been in contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 OR
- have disembarked from a cruise ship in the last 14 days AND
- acute respiratory infection (sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, with or without fever)
you can visit the clinic from 10am - 6pm.

For health advice contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
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This weekend, the COVID-19 community assessment clinic at Brighton Health Campus will be open on Saturday and Sunday. If you have:

- been overseas in the past 14 days OR
- been in contact with someone with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 OR
- have disembarked from a cruise ship in the last 14 days AND
- acute respiratory infection (sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, with or without fever)
you can visit the clinic from 10am - 6pm. 

For health advice contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

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Is there a clinic at Redcliffe Hospital?

Any similar clinic in South side pls? Thx!

Sam Carseldine

Lyn

5 days ago

Our nurse graduates have joined our Community and Oral Health teams during an incredibly impactful and important time. They celebrated their achievement this week, observing the 1.5 metre rule, of course. ... See MoreSee Less

Our nurse graduates have joined our Community and Oral Health teams during an incredibly impactful and important time. They celebrated their achievement this week, observing the 1.5 metre rule, of course.

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Great to have you all as part of the Community and Oral Health team 🤩 lovely to see fresh eager faces in Rehab 😍🤩

Welcome to Community and Oral Health, this is a great opportunity for you all 😘

Congratulations Melissa, hopefully soon we can enjoy your graduation all together.

Congratulations all!!! #proudtobeEDNMS “life is short, work somewhere awesome”!!!

Welcome to our team. So happy to have the 14 of you join.

Congratulations Missy 🎉🎉

Congratulations 🥳

Congratulations

Welcome 😊

Well done

Oh I love this!

Where's Wally?

Melissa Innamorati Yey! So proud of you xo

Rachael Leanne

Congrats Melissa Innamorati 🤩

Graham T J Bate

Sarah-Jane Ann yeah girl!

Well done Melissa Innamorati

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5 days ago

I'm Trish and I work in infection monitoring and prevention. If you take the extra time to clean your hands properly and abide by the hygiene protocols, you can really save lives. #fromthefrontline #COVID19 #HealthHeroes ... See MoreSee Less

Im Trish and I work in infection monitoring and prevention. If you take the extra time to clean your hands properly and abide by the hygiene protocols, you can really save lives. #Fromthefrontline #COVID19 #Healthheroes

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Thank you for all that you do..

You take care be safe

Trish!! ❤️❤️❤️

#ThanksHealthHeroes! 🙌

#fangirling 🥰

people like you are Earth Angels, giving others your time and care. All in the medical system so need to be honoured for all they do fot the people. 💖💖💖

Back to work (at a hospital) after 1 month off tomorrow so will be like super Trish! 👍

Great work Trish <3 thanks for all you and your team do

All medical staff deserve all the accolades for the unselfish work they do to help the sick especially at the moment.

Such a tidy ward!!

Hey Trish, you're my favorite superstar IMPS. Xoxo

Well done Trish looking great

Great work Trish.

Your amazing Trish xx

Thanks for the leadership IMPS

Thanks for all you do Trish!

Way to go Trish!🥰

Go Trish, your a star

Go Trish 🤩

Yay Trish!

Go Trish!!

On ya Trish 😻

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6 days ago

Happy birthday to the first baby born at the new Brisbane Women’s Hospital to mother Mollie Kirkwood on March 26 1938! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy birthday to the first baby born at the new Brisbane Women’s Hospital to mother Mollie Kirkwood on March 26 1938!

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It looks likes she got a trophy as well as a baby 🏆 for her efforts!

Be great if the family received this photo.

Has anyone noticed her belly??? Man I did not look like that after the birth of my kids 🥺🐋

I'm 26th March 1982, royal Brisbane hospital, doctor Bastien? Cool.

I think all mums deserve a trophy!

Her look is priceless, it looks like she has traded her baby for the trophy, and is now really regretting it. Lol 😆

The look on her face!

Ang which child you needed a trophy for Popping out?

Terry Clement check out the trophy 😂

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