Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) has been named as one of five Australian health services to be recognised in the International Hospital Federation’s (IHF) Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 recognition program.
Outstanding staff achievements were on show at the annual Metro North Staff Excellence Awards.
From more than 140 nominations, judges selected winners and highly commended recipients from across the health service.
Talk about – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Newsletter
13 April 2021
Twin brothers Harrison and Arthur and their parents Sarah and Matt have been on quite the journey at #RBWH. Born on 4 January at just 26 weeks and five days old, the twins weighed just 454 grams and 702 grams respectively. Now, 100 days since they were born, they weigh more than four times their birth weight! 🤗
Mum Sarah said they are so proud of their boys and how far they have come over the past few months.
“They were so tiny when they were born that we couldn’t even give them a cuddle for the first few weeks. Having a premmie baby is such an intense time – you really feel every emotion.
“The biggest thing we’ve learnt is to take one day at a time. At the beginning, we were so worried about all the things that were to come instead of focusing on the positive things that had happened that day. It’s all about the little wins.
“The nurses, doctors and support staff at RBWH have been incredible. We'll be forever grateful for what they have done for our boys."
The family are looking forward to when the twins are strong enough to be transferred to a hospital closer to their home on the Sunshine Coast. Wishing you all the very best, Sarah, Matt, Harrison and Arthur ❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Yes i must admit the RBWH is an amazing hospital we have had an experice with them for our grandson but unfortunately our outcome was not a good one but the care and support from the staff was just fantastic
The staff looking after these tiny babies are just amazing, they do a fantastic job..
Just beautiful congratulations Matt and Sarah.
Oh Sarah Elizabeth how beautiful is this 💜🦋 wishing you, Matt and the boys a healthy return to home soon xx
Congratulations Sarah and Matt! Best wishes for you and your precious little boys 💗
So lovely! ❤️❤️❤️
So lovely to see them growing so beautifully, what a beautiful family! 🥰
Sarah McGuinness Barry Peisley Beth Peisley
Lucy 26 weeks!!
So proud of you Matt and Sarah it's been a very stressful and demanding time.
The love and faith you have had in your boys is amazing.
Can't wait to meet my grandsons
Love this!! Family photo ❤️💙💙💙
Keep growing strong boys!!!
Oh wow, they were so small. Thank you for sharing x
Meet Maisie 🎀 Parents Amber and Shannon were very excited to meet their little girl, but not as excited as she was to meet them!
"I started having contractions at home, I noticed they started coming on really quickly and I knew we wouldn't get the hospital in time. Not long after calling an ambulance, and only two pushes later, Maisie was with us!" Amber said.
"The ambulance took us straight to #RBWH where they took care of us both. I'm really looking forward to taking her back home so she can meet her older sister and brother."
Jaye is one of our graduate registered nurses who have started their career at Metro North, diving head first into her new role at #rbwh where she has been vaccinating frontline workers against COVID-19. 🏥 Jaye and her colleagues have vaccinated thousands of people over the past couple of weeks, and will now start vaccinating those in the Phase 1b cohort. Thanks for your hard work to keep us all safe, Jaye! 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
Keit and Sirisha are just two of the many friendly faces making the #rbwh vaccine hub run like clockwork this week. They've been part of delivering more than 4,000 vaccines to staff! 💉 In their roles they've been checking people in, rebooking people for their second dose, and checking them out after their observation period has finished.
Had my jab on Friday - very impressed with the efficient and friendly staff who indeed had things running like clockwork.
Maybe they should give advice to metro south who seem to be making a mess of the role out there
2 April 2021
Parents Lucy and Joe are bouncing around with excitement at the birth of their second son Bodhi. 🐇 Bodhi was born at #RBWH on 29 March at 4.01 am weighing 8.9 lbs. Mum Lucy is excited to hopefully be heading home on Saturday, just in time for Easter Sunday. 🍫🏡
"It's been great to have some quality bonding time with Bodhi, but I'm looking forward to going home," she said.
"I'm mostly excited for our 5-year-old, Tanner, to meet his baby brother. I don't think he quite understands exactly what it all means just yet!"