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.
A first-of-its-kind pharmaceutical program launched across Metro North Hospital and Health Service this month will allow greater access to medications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients visiting its facilities.
Talk about – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Newsletter
24 January 2021
Today we put a spotlight on one of our new doctors! 👋 28-year-old Matthew started studying Veterinary Sciences and shared with us how he ended up as one of RBWH's 2021 interns.
“I was in my final year of studying Veterinary Sciences when I had an allergic reaction to a cat which landed me in hospital. It was here that I witnessed how great our health system is in Australia and how well supported our hospitals are. As soon as I got the idea of studying medicine in my head, my mind was made up," he said.
“I can’t wait to make the transition from student to intern so I can take on some responsibilities and learn from medical industry leaders.
“After my intern year, I’d love to specialise in general surgery or trauma. I like the pragmatic nature of surgery and the fact that you can be active and use your hands.”
I work with a vet turned GP. Superb. Every doc should do vet training first.
Interestingly the local vet has 70%of their staff allergic to cats and said they cope by ensuring their own coverage of antihistamines. Well done Matthew all the best in your career even if id did not at first appear to be your first choice. Many of us have had a convoluted path to our careers, but as they say knowledge is not a burden.
Be nice to the nurses, you’ll go a long way 😀😀
Good luck with your future career Matthew. Good communication is the key. That, and now knowing where to put the thermometer.
Well that was a strong message to change direction, Matthew. Have a great time in Metro North
What a story, I can’t believe you made it to your final year of veterinary science before you discovered you were allergic to cats.
The gardens look amazing. So nice to see plants and flowers where the smokers used to stand.
Thank you for making a difference
Barb is doing an amazing job!! The gardens are always beautiful!
The gardens are looking amazing! Well done Barb 😊🌿🌻
Barbara is wonderful. Very dedicated and on occasion has been known to use her own money to buy plants for the front of the hospital
Barb is awesome 💚 always has time to answer any inane gardening questions and share her wealth of knowledge 😊
My fav person to see on my way to work and what a wonderful asset to RBWH. A hard working, real people person with a positive attitude. Not to mention her great sense of humour. And she’s been known to buy plants from the markets for the gardens out of her own money. Thanks Barb for the joy you bring not only in your gardening but to the people 🙌
Thank you all for your kind words and showing appreciation of my work. That makes it worth while coming in to work and also to creating those gardens for our patients., visitors and staff. Thanks all once again that made my weekend
Barb and the team do a great job! The gardens and turf always looks 💯 at the RBWH - especially the Brom gardens!
You do an amazing job Barb. The gardens are beautiful.
A wonderful lady who also spent time in the gardens around the Royal Children's Hospital when it was there. Everything was always so clean and bright. Your grandma would be proud.
I remember Barb when she used to come over to the old RCH. She is such a lovely lovely lady and she loves her job as a Gardener.
The gardens look beautiful.. I always feel happy walking past the garden going into work !
Cheerful lovely lady. Admire the art created in the gardens
As I walk out of night shift i see this little shrub with tiny blue flowers on it and the bees 🐝 love it, but when I come in for a late shift the flowers seem to have folded up and disappeared. I hope that proves to you Barb, that we do notice and care about your beautiful work! Thank you.
I often see Barb working around the gardens and I always admire the beautiful creations she makes
Barb is one of a kind! A true, selfless healthcare hero. Barb learnt Auslan when a new team member joined so she could chat with them. Such a legend! Thank you for your service, Barb. It’s a pleasure to know you.
The front of the hospital is always beautiful Barb. I look at it every day when I drive home !
Many a wet shoe when Barb is around!
The Butterfield st entrance is beautiful. Barb is always ready with a smile and pleasant greeting.
Thank you for all your efforts 👏
Keep up the wonderful.work.And you always have a beautiful.smile😁
The heart of the hospital! Thank you for your dedication. Your work bring joy to so many!
Yes, hello Aunty Barb, from Lady Ramsay Early Learning & Education Centre!
I often admire the garden when I walk into work 💐
You do a wonderful job Barb. Your gardens always look lovely.
Saw her last week and commented the garden is looking great thanks to her 😍
Congratulations Julian!!! Doing your placement at our clinic I knew you would do well. All the best for the future.
I start my dream job at RBWH in April 😍🎉💖 I cannot wait 😁
I want to become a clinical coder. Who is the best course provider for someone not currently employed by Qld Health? Can a non-employee gain access to undertake the Qld Health internal course?
17 January 2021
Meet one of RBWH's new doctors! 🤗 Danielle is one of 163 new medical interns across Metro North and we couldn't be happier to welcome her to our health service!
"Health impacts every part of our lives, and doctors have the important role of helping their patients manage and improve their health. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with my patients on something so important," she said.
"There’s such a diverse range of patients and complex cases at RBWH. I can’t wait to be exposed to this."
I had to stay in RBWH from Thursday to Saturday and was so well looked after, never been so well looked after in all my life. The lovely staff who looked after me during my stay should go over to the PCU in TPCH and teach them how to do a correct job, especially the ones who were there in January last year when my dear husband spent his last days there.