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News archive

RBWH patient defies odds

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.

5 August 2020|

Savannah receives the gift of life

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.

27 July 2020|

Metro North has risen to the challenge

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.

30 March 2020|

Fake email – COVID-19

An email is circulating on social media and across the community contains incorrect information on COVID-19.

25 March 2020|

Getting the numbers right

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.

20 February 2020|

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|

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18 hours ago

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."

Join us in celebrating the work of Mel and all those working at the vaccination hub for #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏
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COVID-19 vaccinations kicked off at Metro North this week and clinical nurse immunisers like Mel have been working non-stop! 💉 

Ive lost count of how many vaccines Ive administered this week, but the hub itself has reached over 1,000! she said.

Its 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 its wonderful to see everyones hard work into setting up the hub pay off.

Join us in celebrating the work of Mel and all those working at the vaccination hub for #ShoutoutSaturday! 👏👏👏
1 day ago

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. 🏡🐣
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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. 🏡🐣
2 days ago

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."

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood are calling for all existing and new donors to book a blood or plasma donation by visiting lifeblood.com.au or by calling 13 14 95.
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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 cant even remember how many times shes done it!

I know its been at least 25 times, but honestly Ive 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.

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood are calling for all existing and new donors to book a blood or plasma donation by visiting lifeblood.com.au or by calling 13 14 95.
3 days ago

#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! 🚑
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#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 youve been bitten by a snake, put on a pressure bandage, immobilise the limb thats been bitten, and call 000 to get to the ED as quickly as possible. And please​... dont bring the snake! 🚑
4 days ago

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."
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Birthday boy Krispin celebrated his special day yesterday by getting the COVID-19 vaccine! As the Director of Infectious Diseases at RBWH, he couldnt 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 cant wait to see the impact this will have in our communities as more and more Queenslanders get vaccinated.