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Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Cnr Butterfield St and
Bowen Bridge Rd
HERSTON QLD 4029

Phone: (07) 3646 8111

COVID-19 Fever Clinics

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Well chalk this up to kindness πŸ’•
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. πŸ–ŒπŸ€—

29 March 2020

We'll chalk this up to kindness πŸ’•
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. πŸ–ŒπŸ€—
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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 πŸ€©πŸŽ‰

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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Were aware of an email circulating on social media and across the community containing incorrect information. This is not from RBWH. Please stay up to date and informed through legitimate sources, such as our official Metro North channels and the Queensland Health website.

25 March 2020

We're aware of an email circulating on social media and across the community containing incorrect information. This is not from RBWH. Please stay up to date and informed through legitimate sources, such as our official Metro North channels and the Queensland Health website. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can you at least clarify which bits are correct and which are incorrect? Or release an information sheet like this with what you do know about the virus?

Mum was talking about this. She believed that holding her breath and drinking really hot fluids would help prevent her getting it. She’s 78 and she doesn’t need to be handling boiling liquids. I wish people would investigate where these bits of ‘info’ come from before sharing.

Ok Looks like some bits are true.... I heard that the virus is a protein encased in fat.. breathing hot air ie from a hair drier , inhale hot as you can take, fat will melt...spray face with cool water, breathe out...repeat for 5 mins after coming in from “the world”... repeat after an hour.. hot drinks don’t cut it... you are targeting the sinus... & gargle with Listerine after exposure/ hot salt water... drink regularly to wash any virus into the stomach where they are dissolved.... there are YouTube clips about all this.. seems legit to me...of course super hand wash.. we are looking at changing shoes and maybe even clothes b4 coming into the house..( we have a patio and outside bathroom...)..

All these people sharing that the virus dies if exposed to temperatures over 27°c need to get a thermometer check their body temperature and think about whether that makes sense.

Couldn’t even get the name of the hospital correct.

I received it and also the same info circulating from another hospital.

If it was from RBWH it would use all metric measurements and British English spelling.

That's a different email/post/article

Don't know how to access "tagged. Can you email, gloane@bigpond.com or msg info?

I'm loathe to believe anything these days that comes through the internetπŸ˜•πŸ€”

How the fuck did this get to me Ang??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³

Andy And-Chez Marchant .. FYI. You’ve got to be really careful with the sources you share with friends. Xx

Emma Pawley this is from my aunt who works at Brisbane Metro Health and Health Services.

Nickelodeon I didn't think this email seemed legit

Lyse Chambers check this out from the hospital

Jenni RogersJosh Appleby

Janene Edwards I think this is what Brian sent to you.

Kelly Louise

Bronwen Gordon

Thank you for this! I received it yesterday but was quick to reply back for the sender to go direct to your website/Facebook page

Su CN

Teresa Paix

Jim Makovich

Steve Martin

Kalani Maher

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Delirium is acute confusion developing as a result of an illness, operation or medication.  It affects one quarter of inpatients aged 65 years and older and can lead to other complications.

Fortunately 40% of delirium can be prevented through programs like #RBWHs Eat Walk Engage! 

This program helps teams focus on important patient care strategies that sometimes get missed in busy hospitals: getting our patients walking, keeping their minds active, and ensuring good nutrition and hydration. 🍎πŸ₯πŸ€—Image attachmentImage attachment

24 March 2020

Delirium is acute confusion developing as a result of an illness, operation or medication. It affects one quarter of inpatients aged 65 years and older and can lead to other complications.

Fortunately 40% of delirium can be prevented through programs like #rbwh's Eat Walk Engage!

This program helps teams focus on important patient care strategies that sometimes get missed in busy hospitals: getting our patients walking, keeping their minds active, and ensuring good nutrition and hydration. 🍎πŸ₯πŸ€—
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Looking good Ellona Davys Tim Clague Sophie Kerr and Telissa Nugent 😁😁

Kath Ryan 🀩😍

Yay !! A shout out for Eat Walk Engage.πŸŽ‰ This is such a wonderful program and I have been part of it at the Caboolture Hospital since January. So many patients have commented on how much it has helped them while admitted in hospital. Not only is it rewarding for the patients but for myself also. It feels wonderful to be a part of the patients journey and knowing, even though u have only played a small part in their recovery, that u have helped somehow. Nothing makes me feel better than to put a smile on a pts face. I also have to give a huge shout out to Shelley McComas and Emily because without them this wouldn't be possible. Also Prue and all the crew at RBWH. Without all yr ground work this great program wouldn't exist. πŸ’–

Do hospital staff practice social distancing also?

I’m confused to why all of the people in these photos are not practicing social distancing. You guys should be leading be example. If these photos were taken before the Virus 🦠 .. then you should make that clear.

Go you EWE assistant’s πŸ‘πŸ»

What r u doing there Axe man? 🀣😎

Zoe Burr

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Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Cnr Butterfield St and
Bowen Bridge Rd
HERSTON QLD 4029

Phone: (07) 3646 8111

COVID-19 Fever Clinics

/ MetroNorthHHS

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Well chalk this up to kindness πŸ’•
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. πŸ–ŒπŸ€—

29 March 2020

We'll chalk this up to kindness πŸ’•
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. πŸ–ŒπŸ€—
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

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 πŸ€©πŸŽ‰

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

View more comments

Were aware of an email circulating on social media and across the community containing incorrect information. This is not from RBWH. Please stay up to date and informed through legitimate sources, such as our official Metro North channels and the Queensland Health website.

25 March 2020

We're aware of an email circulating on social media and across the community containing incorrect information. This is not from RBWH. Please stay up to date and informed through legitimate sources, such as our official Metro North channels and the Queensland Health website. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Can you at least clarify which bits are correct and which are incorrect? Or release an information sheet like this with what you do know about the virus?

Mum was talking about this. She believed that holding her breath and drinking really hot fluids would help prevent her getting it. She’s 78 and she doesn’t need to be handling boiling liquids. I wish people would investigate where these bits of ‘info’ come from before sharing.

Ok Looks like some bits are true.... I heard that the virus is a protein encased in fat.. breathing hot air ie from a hair drier , inhale hot as you can take, fat will melt...spray face with cool water, breathe out...repeat for 5 mins after coming in from “the world”... repeat after an hour.. hot drinks don’t cut it... you are targeting the sinus... & gargle with Listerine after exposure/ hot salt water... drink regularly to wash any virus into the stomach where they are dissolved.... there are YouTube clips about all this.. seems legit to me...of course super hand wash.. we are looking at changing shoes and maybe even clothes b4 coming into the house..( we have a patio and outside bathroom...)..

All these people sharing that the virus dies if exposed to temperatures over 27°c need to get a thermometer check their body temperature and think about whether that makes sense.

Couldn’t even get the name of the hospital correct.

I received it and also the same info circulating from another hospital.

If it was from RBWH it would use all metric measurements and British English spelling.

That's a different email/post/article

Don't know how to access "tagged. Can you email, gloane@bigpond.com or msg info?

I'm loathe to believe anything these days that comes through the internetπŸ˜•πŸ€”

How the fuck did this get to me Ang??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³

Andy And-Chez Marchant .. FYI. You’ve got to be really careful with the sources you share with friends. Xx

Emma Pawley this is from my aunt who works at Brisbane Metro Health and Health Services.

Nickelodeon I didn't think this email seemed legit

Lyse Chambers check this out from the hospital

Jenni RogersJosh Appleby

Janene Edwards I think this is what Brian sent to you.

Kelly Louise

Bronwen Gordon

Thank you for this! I received it yesterday but was quick to reply back for the sender to go direct to your website/Facebook page

Su CN

Teresa Paix

Jim Makovich

Steve Martin

Kalani Maher

View more comments

Delirium is acute confusion developing as a result of an illness, operation or medication.  It affects one quarter of inpatients aged 65 years and older and can lead to other complications.

Fortunately 40% of delirium can be prevented through programs like #RBWHs Eat Walk Engage! 

This program helps teams focus on important patient care strategies that sometimes get missed in busy hospitals: getting our patients walking, keeping their minds active, and ensuring good nutrition and hydration. 🍎πŸ₯πŸ€—Image attachmentImage attachment

24 March 2020

Delirium is acute confusion developing as a result of an illness, operation or medication. It affects one quarter of inpatients aged 65 years and older and can lead to other complications.

Fortunately 40% of delirium can be prevented through programs like #rbwh's Eat Walk Engage!

This program helps teams focus on important patient care strategies that sometimes get missed in busy hospitals: getting our patients walking, keeping their minds active, and ensuring good nutrition and hydration. 🍎πŸ₯πŸ€—
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Looking good Ellona Davys Tim Clague Sophie Kerr and Telissa Nugent 😁😁

Kath Ryan 🀩😍

Yay !! A shout out for Eat Walk Engage.πŸŽ‰ This is such a wonderful program and I have been part of it at the Caboolture Hospital since January. So many patients have commented on how much it has helped them while admitted in hospital. Not only is it rewarding for the patients but for myself also. It feels wonderful to be a part of the patients journey and knowing, even though u have only played a small part in their recovery, that u have helped somehow. Nothing makes me feel better than to put a smile on a pts face. I also have to give a huge shout out to Shelley McComas and Emily because without them this wouldn't be possible. Also Prue and all the crew at RBWH. Without all yr ground work this great program wouldn't exist. πŸ’–

Do hospital staff practice social distancing also?

I’m confused to why all of the people in these photos are not practicing social distancing. You guys should be leading be example. If these photos were taken before the Virus 🦠 .. then you should make that clear.

Go you EWE assistant’s πŸ‘πŸ»

What r u doing there Axe man? 🀣😎

Zoe Burr

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Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Well chalk this up to kindness πŸ’•
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. πŸ–ŒπŸ€—

29 March 2020

We'll chalk this up to kindness πŸ’•
Our RBWH ED intern Sangitha brought joy to nursing home residents in self-isolation with this colourful masterpiece in view of their windows. πŸ–ŒπŸ€—
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

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 πŸ€©πŸŽ‰

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

View more comments

Were aware of an email circulating on social media and across the community containing incorrect information. This is not from RBWH. Please stay up to date and informed through legitimate sources, such as our official Metro North channels and the Queensland Health website.

25 March 2020

We're aware of an email circulating on social media and across the community containing incorrect information. This is not from RBWH. Please stay up to date and informed through legitimate sources, such as our official Metro North channels and the Queensland Health website. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Can you at least clarify which bits are correct and which are incorrect? Or release an information sheet like this with what you do know about the virus?

Mum was talking about this. She believed that holding her breath and drinking really hot fluids would help prevent her getting it. She’s 78 and she doesn’t need to be handling boiling liquids. I wish people would investigate where these bits of ‘info’ come from before sharing.

Ok Looks like some bits are true.... I heard that the virus is a protein encased in fat.. breathing hot air ie from a hair drier , inhale hot as you can take, fat will melt...spray face with cool water, breathe out...repeat for 5 mins after coming in from “the world”... repeat after an hour.. hot drinks don’t cut it... you are targeting the sinus... & gargle with Listerine after exposure/ hot salt water... drink regularly to wash any virus into the stomach where they are dissolved.... there are YouTube clips about all this.. seems legit to me...of course super hand wash.. we are looking at changing shoes and maybe even clothes b4 coming into the house..( we have a patio and outside bathroom...)..

All these people sharing that the virus dies if exposed to temperatures over 27°c need to get a thermometer check their body temperature and think about whether that makes sense.

Couldn’t even get the name of the hospital correct.

I received it and also the same info circulating from another hospital.

If it was from RBWH it would use all metric measurements and British English spelling.

That's a different email/post/article

Don't know how to access "tagged. Can you email, gloane@bigpond.com or msg info?

I'm loathe to believe anything these days that comes through the internetπŸ˜•πŸ€”

How the fuck did this get to me Ang??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³

Andy And-Chez Marchant .. FYI. You’ve got to be really careful with the sources you share with friends. Xx

Emma Pawley this is from my aunt who works at Brisbane Metro Health and Health Services.

Nickelodeon I didn't think this email seemed legit

Lyse Chambers check this out from the hospital

Jenni RogersJosh Appleby

Janene Edwards I think this is what Brian sent to you.

Kelly Louise

Bronwen Gordon

Thank you for this! I received it yesterday but was quick to reply back for the sender to go direct to your website/Facebook page

Su CN

Teresa Paix

Jim Makovich

Steve Martin

Kalani Maher

View more comments

Delirium is acute confusion developing as a result of an illness, operation or medication.  It affects one quarter of inpatients aged 65 years and older and can lead to other complications.

Fortunately 40% of delirium can be prevented through programs like #RBWHs Eat Walk Engage! 

This program helps teams focus on important patient care strategies that sometimes get missed in busy hospitals: getting our patients walking, keeping their minds active, and ensuring good nutrition and hydration. 🍎πŸ₯πŸ€—Image attachmentImage attachment

24 March 2020

Delirium is acute confusion developing as a result of an illness, operation or medication. It affects one quarter of inpatients aged 65 years and older and can lead to other complications.

Fortunately 40% of delirium can be prevented through programs like #rbwh's Eat Walk Engage!

This program helps teams focus on important patient care strategies that sometimes get missed in busy hospitals: getting our patients walking, keeping their minds active, and ensuring good nutrition and hydration. 🍎πŸ₯πŸ€—
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Looking good Ellona Davys Tim Clague Sophie Kerr and Telissa Nugent 😁😁

Kath Ryan 🀩😍

Yay !! A shout out for Eat Walk Engage.πŸŽ‰ This is such a wonderful program and I have been part of it at the Caboolture Hospital since January. So many patients have commented on how much it has helped them while admitted in hospital. Not only is it rewarding for the patients but for myself also. It feels wonderful to be a part of the patients journey and knowing, even though u have only played a small part in their recovery, that u have helped somehow. Nothing makes me feel better than to put a smile on a pts face. I also have to give a huge shout out to Shelley McComas and Emily because without them this wouldn't be possible. Also Prue and all the crew at RBWH. Without all yr ground work this great program wouldn't exist. πŸ’–

Do hospital staff practice social distancing also?

I’m confused to why all of the people in these photos are not practicing social distancing. You guys should be leading be example. If these photos were taken before the Virus 🦠 .. then you should make that clear.

Go you EWE assistant’s πŸ‘πŸ»

What r u doing there Axe man? 🀣😎

Zoe Burr

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