The school pick-up run on Friday 31 July 2020 was one to remember for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) patient Adam Freeman. After seven months in hospital, the 37-year-old father of four was finally able to greet his three sons at the school gate alongside wife Amy and daughter Makayla.
Savannah Fretwell is not your usual 16-year old. While most 16-year old girls are thinking about clothes and sleepovers with friends, Savannah Fretwell is thinking about how much she enjoys just being able to breathe easily again, thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger.
Interventional cardiologist duo Dr Karl Poon and Dr Dale Murdoch had just 10 seconds to save the life of patient Nadeane Giles in a complex Australian-first heart procedure at The Prince Charles Hospital.
Joan Fernandes has spent the past 32 years in some of the world’s largest kitchens, spanning hotels and famous pastry shops in India, the UK and Australia. But one stands out – the 120-person The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) kitchen.
Comprising clinicians, engineers, designers, manufacturers, health regulators, and government and academic experts, together this team has harnessed the power of digital modelling, 3D printing and injection moulding to boost the PPE supply chain.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 vaccinations kicked off at Metro North this week and clinical nurse immunisers like Mel have been working non-stop! 💉
"I've lost count of how many vaccines I've administered this week, but the hub itself has reached over 1,000!" she said.
"It's such a huge team effort, we have staff here from all over Queensland and from so many different disciplines ready to help in whatever way they can.
"I feel so privileged to be in one of the first groups to vaccinate and protect those in our community. Our patients have provided great feedback and it's wonderful to see everyone's hard work into setting up the hub pay off."
Exciting news … it’s our very first #FeelgoodFriday with newborn twins! Rebekah, one of our very own enrolled nurses at Caboolture Hospital, gave birth to identical twin boys last week. 💕
Born at 36.2 weeks, Judah (2.5kg) and Asher (2.9kg) have spent the last 6 days in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) before spending the night with mum last night. This happy little family will head home today.
We wish Rebekah all the best as she settles in at home with her new little ones. 🏡🐣 ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that 31,000 blood donations are needed every week across Australia to help patients in need? 🩸 Registered nurse and midwife Tenash is such a regular blood and plasma donor, she can't even remember how many times she's done it!
"I know it's been at least 25 times, but honestly I've lost count!" she said.
"I work with sick babies and mums all the time, I know how important and life-changing these donations can be to patients and their families.
"Everyone who can should donate! You never know when someone near and dear to you could need it."
#Caboolture Hospital’s Dr Emma Maguire is an emergency expert when it comes to snake bites, treating a number of patients each year when they’ve inadvertently crossed paths with one. 🐍 As the toxicology lead in her hospital, she’s responsible for making sure patients who present to the ED are okay and assessing whether they’ve been bitten or envenomed.
Not every bite will require antivenom, but in some cases it can be life-saving! Emma’s message is simple – if you think you've been bitten by a snake, put on a pressure bandage, immobilise the limb that's been bitten, and call 000 to get to the ED as quickly as possible. And please... don't bring the snake! 🚑 ... See MoreSee Less
Birthday boy Krispin celebrated his special day yesterday by getting the COVID-19 vaccine! As the Director of Infectious Diseases at RBWH, he couldn't have been more excited to be one of the first to receive the vaccine. 💉🎈🍰
"On my birthday last year COVID-19 was starting to really ramp up and I was worried about what the year had in store for us," he said.
"But this year I got to celebrate my birthday as well as our vaccine rollout at Metro North! It was a great day and I can't wait to see the impact this will have in our communities as more and more Queenslanders get vaccinated." ... See MoreSee Less