A new Better Together Health van unveiled today is set to provide more convenient access to health care information for members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Brisbane’s north.
For older adults, being confined to bed due to a serious trauma can quickly lead to reduced muscle strength and function. #ThinkyThursday
Family-based therapy is an important element in treating adolescents with eating disorders, but there is not a lot of literature on the benefits for adults receiving treatment. #ThinkyThursday
Treatment on trial! Senior Medical Oncologist Dr Brett Hughes is leading a new skin cancer treatment at RBWH and so far it’s had a positive response rate with patients. #ThinkyThursday
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.
Women living in and around the northside of Brisbane will soon receive a pink letter from BreastScreen Queensland with an appointment date, time and place for their potentially life-saving breast screen.
Technology is rapidly changing healthcare and now it's helping people with chronic pain reduce their opioid use. #ThinkyThursday.
Working in the Swiss Alps taught JTI Director Professor Michael Schuetz a thing or two about fractures! Read more. #ThinkyThursday.
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.
Nurses at Kilcoy Hospital are trialling a new system to continuously monitor patient vital signs.
Ten individuals and teams have been recognised for their achievements and values in Metro North’s Australia Day awards.
#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.
Our decision to award our dairy contract to Lactalis Australia (Parmalat) means we’ll be supporting 141 Queensland-owned family farms.
Queensland’s largest Hospital and Health Service is welcoming more than 160 junior doctors this week.
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.
It has been a long and very difficult journey for father of two and caring husband Mark McLaren after suffering a brain haemorrhage while on a family holiday to Disney Land in 2015.
Metro North staff were among the first cohort of students to graduate from the new Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Health Services Innovation) at the University of Technology (QUT).
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.
With 50 years’ combined service, RBWH’s favourite married couple Pete and Di Atkinson are going from co-workers to cross country caravanners.
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.
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.
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.
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.