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New medical pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on track to save lives

27 September 2021|

The Women’s Business Shared Pathway was developed to deliver culturally appropriate patient-centred care for First Nations women, aiming to support care closer to home and remove barriers to healthcare appointment attendance related to all things “women’s business”, specifically barriers to attending gynaecology and maternity appointments.

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Meet Nick 👋 👷‍♂️💡 It takes more than doctors and nurses to keep a hospital running and electricians like Nick are just part of our huge team.
 
Nick is about to celebrate his one-year anniversary here at the #Herston campus and loves working to keep the lights on for both #RBWH, #STARS and the many other buildings we have here. 🔦
 
“I love working here, it’s a really fun and enjoyable place to work,” he said.
 
“Theres a huge variety of work available, especially when its such a large campus, I definitely don’t get bored.  
 
“As a relatively new tradesman Im learning lots from the older boys who have a lot more experience and have been here a lot longer than me.”
17 October 2021

Meet Nick 👋 👷‍♂️💡 It takes more than doctors and nurses to keep a hospital running and electricians like Nick are just part of our huge team.

Nick is about to celebrate his one-year anniversary here at the #Herston campus and loves working to keep the lights on for both #RBWH, #STARS and the many other buildings we have here. 🔦

“I love working here, it’s a really fun and enjoyable place to work,” he said.

“There's a huge variety of work available, especially when it's such a large campus, I definitely don’t get bored.

“As a relatively new tradesman I'm learning lots from the older boys who have a lot more experience and have been here a lot longer than me.”
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Great photo Nick

proud to say my hubby was chief electrician of Sydney Hospital <3

Happy one year Anniversary xx

Brooke Brock

Hey there Nick ……

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For almost ten years #RBWH assistant in nursing Chabane has been busily working behind closed doors to make sure equipment is ready for our surgeries. He works in the Clinical Consumables Group who receive and process equipment, making sure all the right pieces are ready for surgery, before sending it through to the Sterilisation Processing Centre. 📝🏥

Once all the equipment has been sterilised, it gets sent to surgery - counted, cleaned and ready to go!

Right now in this area there are about 80 trays of equipment - they can include many things like screws, implants, plates and instruments. I have to make sure everything that a surgeon needs to perform a surgery is accounted for on these trays Chabane said. 

Chabane and his colleagues are part of a well-oiled team that keeps surgeries ticking over at #RBWH so join us in giving them a big #ShoutoutSaturday! 🤩
16 October 2021

For almost ten years #RBWH assistant in nursing Chabane has been busily working behind closed doors to make sure equipment is ready for our surgeries. He works in the Clinical Consumables Group who receive and process equipment, making sure all the right pieces are ready for surgery, before sending it through to the Sterilisation Processing Centre. 📝🏥

Once all the equipment has been sterilised, it gets sent to surgery - counted, cleaned and ready to go!

"Right now in this area there are about 80 trays of equipment - they can include many things like screws, implants, plates and instruments. I have to make sure everything that a surgeon needs to perform a surgery is accounted for on these trays" Chabane said.

Chabane and his colleagues are part of a well-oiled team that keeps surgeries ticking over at #RBWH so join us in giving them a big #ShoutoutSaturday! 🤩
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Chabane you are a legend. So nice to see you celebrated. Very well deserved 💫

We love you Chabane, the place couldn’t survive without you!!!

Thank you and all the staff at our hospitals! Where would we be without you!!! ❤️

That's my husband 🤩💞🤗

Always like catching up with you Chabane You are always smiling 😊 Wish I could do more for you and your team

Chabane - one of the greatest!

We couldn’t do our jobs without safe equipment, thank you for everything you and your colleagues do!!

Thank you , Chabane

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Around 110,000 Australian women suffer a miscarriage every year, 2,200 more endure a stillbirth, and 600 lose their baby in the first 28 days after birth. #RBWH bereavement midwives Natalie (left) and Laura (right) understand how challenging these times are for women and their families. 🕯️💕💫

Parents experiencing a loss often find that because their friends and families dont know what to say, they say nothing at all, Natalie said. 

Its so important to check in with someone if you know theyre going through this. Women tend to feel isolated, lonely and so often blame themselves for whats happened - you can help by talking it through with them and letting them know youre there for support.

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. If you know someone who has lost a baby or infant, let them know youre thinking of them.
15 October 2021

Around 110,000 Australian women suffer a miscarriage every year, 2,200 more endure a stillbirth, and 600 lose their baby in the first 28 days after birth. #RBWH bereavement midwives Natalie (left) and Laura (right) understand how challenging these times are for women and their families. 🕯️💕💫

"Parents experiencing a loss often find that because their friends and families don't know what to say, they say nothing at all," Natalie said.

"It's so important to check in with someone if you know they're going through this. Women tend to feel isolated, lonely and so often blame themselves for what's happened - you can help by talking it through with them and letting them know you're there for support."

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. If you know someone who has lost a baby or infant, let them know you're thinking of them.
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❤ I love that this is a thing... Bereavement midwife. When i had my son at 24 weeks he passed away 45 days later, there was no bereavement midwife or nurse. I am now about to Graduate as a Nurse and knowing there are other nurses/ midwives out there to look after those mums and dads is so heartwarming ❤❤❤❤

Back in 2016 when I lost my baby at 22 weeks, the care and support I received from Metro North (Redcliffe Hospital) was outstanding. I am eternally grateful to the wonderful midwife who stayed with me throughout the whole process, cried with me, and showed my sleeping baby the same respect and care she would have with a breathing baby. Truely blessed to have had that experience during a horrendously painful time.

I still grieve for my lost children and I still remember how very alone I felt. This is a vital service.

We lost our first son at 16 weeks in 2017. The care and compassion I received at MFM at the RBWH made me want to work in the hospital myself to give the same kindness and consideration to patients, I applied 6 months later and have been there ever since ❤️ we are now expecting our 3rd son in December and have continued to receive outstanding care by MFM and the Aster MGP team. Thank you for everything that you do ❤️

Thankyou for your wonderful work and understanding care of these mothers and families.

I will never be able to thank the midwives who cared for me after losing my son in 2018 enough. They were so kind and caring to me and my family 💛

You ladies are amazing thank you so much for the important work you do.

Two gorgeous midwives doing such an important job xx

Some of the best midwives 💗💗

It feels like miscarriages are on the rise. Why isn't more research going into understanding the why?

Gorgeous midwives 💖

Two lovely midwives! 🙌

You guys are awesome!

i want to be as straight forward as possible and cut to the chase,I know we don't know each other, but I wanted to ask you,would you at all be interested in a home-based business if it didn't interfere with what you are currently doing?If you are, great. If not, no big deal. I totally understand. Let me know either way...avalibility on Whatsapp @+27 67 391 9415

Go Nat! 💕

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An important initiative

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Thankyou for all the work you do ❤️❤️

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Cast your eyes at this! 👀 Ocularist James has been creating prosthetic eyes for the past 40 years and is one of only a dozen of his kind in Australia. 🖌️🎨🏥

Based at #RBWH, James sees patients from all across Queensland including around 35 children a year, some of them as young as two or three months old. 

Each eye is made from acrylic and hand-painted by James, who will sit with the patient while he perfectly paints a match to their eye. The eyes can then be surgically attached to the muscle so they move just as a real eye does, and are often created for patients who may have lost an eye due to trauma or cancer.
  
James worked as a dental technician before learning the art of making eyes, which he says is the perfect blend of art meets science.

Run your eyes over James QWeekend profile for more about his important role: https://bit.ly/2X7InWL 🤩
14 October 2021

Cast your eyes at this! 👀 Ocularist James has been creating prosthetic eyes for the past 40 years and is one of only a dozen of his kind in Australia. 🖌️🎨🏥

Based at #RBWH, James sees patients from all across Queensland including around 35 children a year, some of them as young as two or three months old.

Each eye is made from acrylic and hand-painted by James, who will sit with the patient while he perfectly paints a match to their eye. The eyes can then be surgically attached to the muscle so they move just as a real eye does, and are often created for patients who may have lost an eye due to trauma or cancer.

James worked as a dental technician before learning the art of making eyes, which he says is the perfect blend of art meets science.

Run your eyes over James' QWeekend profile for more about his important role: bit.ly/2X7InWL 🤩
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James is such a talented man, I've been seeing him for fifteen years, he's made two prosthetic eyes and they are amazing!

This is "my eye guy". Thank you James 🙂

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How amazing.

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The #RBWH team are passionate about malnutrition awareness and keeping our patients strong and healthy! 🥦🥑

RBWH Clinical Dietician Dwayne Garcia explains that in the same way that we might lose our appetites a little when sick, patients in hospital can sometimes stop eating as much while they recover. 

“A patient’s wellbeing and hospital stay can be largely affected and influenced by their nutritional status,” he said.

“Everyone has a part of play in supporting patients during mealtimes. Examples of support including minimising mealtime interruptions, assisting patients to sit up during meals and providing feeding assistance, or helping to open hard-to-open food packages. 

“Mealtimes truly matter, as this is an opportunity for a patient to demonstrate autonomy and get them one step closer to leaving hospital.”  🏥
12 October 2021

The #RBWH team are passionate about malnutrition awareness and keeping our patients strong and healthy! 🥦🥑

RBWH Clinical Dietician Dwayne Garcia explains that in the same way that we might lose our appetites a little when sick, patients in hospital can sometimes stop eating as much while they recover.

“A patient’s wellbeing and hospital stay can be largely affected and influenced by their nutritional status,” he said.

“Everyone has a part of play in supporting patients during mealtimes. Examples of support including minimising mealtime interruptions, assisting patients to sit up during meals and providing feeding assistance, or helping to open hard-to-open food packages.

“Mealtimes truly matter, as this is an opportunity for a patient to demonstrate autonomy and get them one step closer to leaving hospital.” 🏥
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