Researchers at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and the University of Queensland (UQ) are trialling a new technology which is set to help epilepsy patients find the best treatment for their condition sooner.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s (RBWH) Cancer Care Radiation Therapy department has taken the lead from their consumers in designing informative video resources for their adolescent and young adult patients.
Talk about – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Newsletter
1 July 2022
‘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.” 🥰
Henry. make it easy on the little fella. He will otherwise spend his lifetime correcting the spelling. PS he’s gorgeous, congratulations mumma
Henry. Keep it traditional. Henry will be grateful you did. 😊
Henry, otherwise he’ll spend his whole life saying “That’s Henri… with an I”. Congrats on your lovely bub!
Henry… less chance for spelling mistakes in the future. He will appreciate that. Congratulations
Congratulations again Gemma, Henry is a little dream boat 😍 I’m so glad I got to be part of your journey 💕
Henry! Otherwise his name will be "Henri with an I" every day of his life to every teacher and person he comes across. Congratulations
Congratulations he is beautiful 💙 I think Henry
Congratulations 💕💕💕 Henri sounds a bit French 😎 either way he’s beautiful 🤩
Henry for sure...I have a little Henry in my house 🤩💓
Sweet little man. Was so lovely to watch how much he loved his first bath yesterday. Super cute 🥰
I have a Henry and he is a glorious child! Congratulations on becoming a Mum!!
Henry. My eldest grandson is a Henry. A gorgeous young man who I love to bits...Your little man is gorgeous...Congratulations..💙💙💙
Spell it however you want to spell it 💗 he’s your baby so it’s your choice don’t worry about what other people say or think! Congrats he’s gorgeous
Congratulations! So lovely to meet your precious little bub yesterday. I'd go with Henry 🙂 The two of you are going to make the most amazing little team 👩👦
Congratulations Gemma 💕 Sad I didn’t get to catch you after your birth, but lovely to see a photo of your little man here 😍
Henri, kinda hip and cool, also gender neutral 💖 congratulations 🎉
Congratulations! You got this mumma! Henry 100%
Congratulations ❤️❤️He is gorgeous 😍
Congratulations, I'm sure either spelling, will be perfect because you chose it 💙
I tend to agree with Henry too, as my daughter has an unusual spelling of her first name and our surname is not an easy one to spell. She constantly has to spell both.....
Congratulations, he is just absolutely gorgeous.
This is so beautiful congratulations. I like Henri ❤️
Congratulations Henry is gorgeous 😍 ❤️
Congratulations! I love Henry ;))
Henry for sure. He’s lovely. Congratulations 💙
Congrats and all the best to the you and the little guy.
First up I was thinking Henry the traditional way because he will have to correct everyone if not but as I thought about it more people constantly spell my name wrong (with ‘ael’ at the end and unless it’s an official thing or for a name tag generally I couldn’t be bothered. Who cares if the coffee shop has it wrong on my coffee cup everyday. If I was bothered by it I’d just write my own name on my keep cup lid.
So go with what feels right for you.
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." ... See MoreSee Less
Your smile and glow is amazing ❤️. So many positive thoughts your way🌈🙏
My sister was diagnosed at 27 years old and passed away at 29.
THIS IS NOT AN OLD PERSONS DISEASE!! 🙏🏼
29 June 2022
#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! 👇
Phantom limb pain is a painful sensation where someone has a missing limb, after the nerves have been cut during amputation. For a while, phantom pain was believed to be a psychological issue only. Now it's recognised that these feelings come from the brain and affect the spinal cord.
We asked #RBWH anaesthetist and chronic pain physicist Dr Kylie Hall to explain.
"The brain has a body map and acts almost like a radio, receiving signals from parts of the body," she said.
"When the signals stop coming up the brain goes, where is it? It then starts looking for the missing body part by turning up the signal.
"We can give drugs to help dial down the pain but they don't always work, but there are new surgeries underway that will change the way doctors complete an amputation which should help with the phantom pain patients can feel afterwards." ... See MoreSee Less
I had a patient years ago who had to have his lower left leg amputated following a dreadful accident. The morning after the surgery, I'd just come on duty when I saw him sitting up in his bed looking very puzzled. He stated that he was well aware that his lower left leg was gone and asked why it still felt as if the leg was still there. I explained that his body has to get used to being without the leg and would adjust in time.
Great work kylie
23 June 2022
What has four arms, works at #RBWH and is worth $3 million? 🤔 Our ear, nose and throat, head and neck surgery robot! 🤖 Robotic surgery allows doctors to perform more complex procedures with increased precision and control. #RBWH Dr Ryan Sommerville is a surgeon at the biggest head and neck cancer unit in Brisbane and uses this robot for tonsil and tongue based cancer.
"The benefit of robotic surgery in this instance is that the patient can avoid chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, meaning patients, especially our younger ones, won't be exposed to some of the long term effects of these treatments or will be exposed to a reduced amount," he said.
"The robot has four arms and we use three in ENT, head and neck surgeries just because the area we work with is so small.
"The 3D camera allow us to see around the funny angles and tricky bits inside the mouth that we wouldn't normally be able to see.
"It's beautiful the way it works and the vision is amazing."
Dr Sommerville is excited to see what the next generation of robotics will bring to healthcare, and so are we! Watch this space. 👀🏥 ... See MoreSee Less