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News archive

Caboolture Hospital Feedback Hotline

Caboolture Hospital patients and members of the community are advised that a dedicated hotline has been established for anyone who has concerns and wishes to discuss their treatment.

31 August 2021|

Grab a jab and a kebab

A new vaccination hub at Caboolture Square Shopping Centre is making it much easier for the Moreton Bay community to be protected against COVID-19.

24 August 2021|

PEARS marks sweet milestone

The Prince Charles Hospital’s (TPCH) cardiac surgical team has recently marked an important milestone after performing its 50th PEARS procedure.

20 August 2021|

GEM@Home trial

The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) has commenced an innovative new trial to support patients to receive care in their own home and reduce hospital readmissions.

13 August 2021|

Bri helping Close the Gap

Bri plays an important role in gathering information and data to help tackle health issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients at Caboolture Hospital.

28 June 2021|

Congratulations Professor Michael Schuetz

JTI would like to offer congratulations to Professor Michael Schuetz who was recently appointed as Chair of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Research Committee, for a term of four years.

24 May 2021|

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11 hours ago

Social worker Jeanne and her team of allied health professionals are always REDy to go, even on the weekends! 🏥 The RED (rapid effective discharge) team is a Caboolture Hospital initiative trialling the effectiveness bringing on a social worker, physio, OT and clinical assistant to work on the weekends so patients can be discharged sooner. 😇

"We don't want patients to basically just be waiting here if they don't need to be in hospital anymore," Jeanne said.

"Allied health professionals don't typically work weekends but we wanted to offer an improved discharge service to our patients so they can go home on the weekend rather than waiting until Monday.

"We also found that it's easier for patient's families to pop to hospital on the weekend when they've got more time on their hands, it's been fantastic so far!"
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Social worker Jeanne and her team of allied health professionals are always REDy to go, even on the weekends! 🏥 The RED (rapid effective discharge) team is a Caboolture Hospital initiative trialling the effectiveness bringing on a social worker, physio, OT and clinical assistant to work on the weekends so patients can be discharged sooner. 😇

We dont want patients to basically just be waiting here if they dont need to be in hospital anymore, Jeanne said. 

Allied health professionals dont typically work weekends but we wanted to offer an improved discharge service to our patients so they can go home on the weekend rather than waiting until Monday.

We also found that its easier for patients families to pop to hospital on the weekend when theyve got more time on their hands, its been fantastic so far!
1 day ago

Meet one of Metro North's dental therapists, Janine! 👋 She's been taking care of tiny teeth for 20 years, treating kids in dental vans across north Brisbane. Janine always knew she wanted to work with kids and wanted to create a warm environment and experience for them when they popped in for a check up. 🦷🪥

"I hated going to the dentist as a kid and I wanted to make sure I had a positive impact on kids that visit," she said.

"I like to play the 'good fairy' and make them feel comfortable, it can be a stressful experience for them sometimes."

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏
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Meet one of Metro Norths dental therapists, Janine! 👋 Shes been taking care of tiny teeth for 20 years, treating kids in dental vans across north Brisbane. Janine always knew she wanted to work with kids and wanted to create a warm environment and experience for them when they popped in for a check up. 🦷🪥

I hated going to the dentist as a kid and I wanted to make sure I had a positive impact on kids that visit, she said. 

I like to play the good fairy and make them feel comfortable, it can be a stressful experience for them sometimes.

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏
3 days ago

‘Henry’ or ‘Henri’? New Mum Gemma just can’t decide on the spelling of her bub's name born at #RBWH this week – and she wants you to help her! 🧸

“My little boy was conceived thanks to a generous sperm donor - I was getting older and wasn’t in a relationship, but I knew I wanted to be a mum and didn’t want to miss the opportunity,” she said.

“It was hard to make the decision not to hold out for the traditional ‘fairy tale’ and to do it on my own, but I have a wonderful family and village around me who have supported me every step of the way.

“I’m so glad I did it – he’s here now and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.” 🥰

With the hardest part now choosing the spelling, comment your preference below! #FeelGoodFriday
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‘Henry’ or ‘Henri’? New Mum Gemma just can’t decide on the spelling of her bubs name born at #RBWH this week – and she wants you to help her! 🧸  

“My little boy was conceived thanks to a generous sperm donor - I was getting older and wasn’t in a relationship, but I knew I wanted to be a mum and didn’t want to miss the opportunity,” she said.

“It was hard to make the decision not to hold out for the traditional ‘fairy tale’ and to do it on my own, but I have a wonderful family and village around me who have supported me every step of the way. 

“I’m so glad I did it – he’s here now and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.” 🥰 

With the hardest part now choosing the spelling, comment your preference below! #FeelGoodFriday
3 days ago

The month of June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – something #RBWH patient Naomi is particularly passionate about. Naomi was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2019 when she was just 39-years-old. 🤍

“For a long time I was misdiagnosed, and it wasn’t until I saw a specialist that I received the news I had bowel cancer," she said.

"It came as a huge shock as I’m a healthy, active person, I don’t drink or smoke, and I don’t have any family history.

“There’s still a lot of stigma around bowel cancer and I want to help break this, so don’t be embarrassed to go to the doctor and have an open conversation about what’s going on - it’s completely treatable if detected early."
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The month of June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – something #RBWH patient Naomi is particularly passionate about. Naomi was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2019 when she was just 39-years-old. 🤍

“For a long time I was misdiagnosed, and it wasn’t until I saw a specialist that I received the news I had bowel cancer, she said.

It came as a huge shock as I’m a healthy, active person, I don’t drink or smoke, and I don’t have any family history. 
 
“There’s still a lot of stigma around bowel cancer and I want to help break this, so don’t be embarrassed to go to the doctor and have an open conversation about what’s going on - it’s completely treatable if detected early.
4 days ago

#RBWH is home to the only fully-fledged specialist nutrition support team (SNST) in Australia. 😮👏 As a highly specialised area, the SNST consists of a gastroenterologist, pharmacist, specialist dieticians, a nurse and an admin support officer who work together to ensure nutrition access for patients with intestinal injuries and blockages.

Led by Dr Vishal Kaushik, one of only three gastroenterologists in Queensland with advanced nutrition training, the team are looking for a gastroenterologist trainee interested in advancing their clinical nutrition skills through a nutrition fellowship. 🍽

“We see patients who might be unable to access food orally or have trauma injuries to the bowel so aren’t able to eat or absorb their daily nutrition,” Dr Kaushik said.

“We’re able to support these patients on a liquid diet which we manage through gastronomy tubes, enteral feeding tubes and pegs straight into the stomach and jejunum – just like the one I am holding.”

Click on the link in the comments below and apply today! 👇

#WorkforusWednesday
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#RBWH is home to the only fully-fledged specialist nutrition support team (SNST) in Australia. 😮👏 As a highly specialised area, the SNST consists of a gastroenterologist, pharmacist, specialist dieticians, a nurse and an admin support officer who work together to ensure nutrition access for patients with intestinal injuries and blockages.

Led by Dr Vishal Kaushik, one of only three gastroenterologists in Queensland with advanced nutrition training, the team are looking for a gastroenterologist trainee interested in advancing their clinical nutrition skills through a nutrition fellowship. 🍽

“We see patients who might be unable to access food orally or have trauma injuries to the bowel so aren’t able to eat or absorb their daily nutrition,” Dr Kaushik said. 

“We’re able to support these patients on a liquid diet which we manage through gastronomy tubes, enteral feeding tubes and pegs straight into the stomach and jejunum – just like the one I am holding.”

Click on the link in the comments below and apply today! 👇

#WorkforusWednesday