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
4 August 2021
Looking to feel EAR-replaceable in your next fellowship position? Look no further than the RBWH Head and Neck Fellowship currently being advertised via the link in the comments below. 👇 #WorkforusWednesday... See MoreSee Less
Nuclear Medicine laboratory manager Marissa Bartlett has said goodbye to #RBWH after almost 25 years! 🤗 Marissa said she's going to miss being part of the valuable work the team here does, and shared with us one of her best memories from the job. 📈🥼🔬
"Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive material (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases and conditions. Materials and compounds must be used with the patient the same day they're created in the lab," Marissa said.
"A baby in Sydney was very ill and doctors needed a particular compound that's only created in one of three places in Australia, including RBWH.
"Without this compound, the team in Sydney would have to remove the baby's entire pancreas, leaving the baby a diabetic for life. With the compound, they could determine if only a small part of the pancreas needed to be removed therefore the baby could live without the condition.
"The whole department pulled together to make this possible. Some came in at around midnight to create and test the compound in time to get it to the airport and flown to Sydney.
"It was a great result! The organ was only partially affected, once the doctors removed this the baby was happy and healthy!"
Join us in wishing Marissa all the best - thank you for your work Marissa! 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
What a rewarding career! Thank you for your dedication to helping others and I wish you all the best for the future.
I had the great privilege of working with Marissa for the hot lab expansion some 6/7 years ago. Not only is she a wealth of knowledge but was willing (and obviously highly capable) of imparting that knowledge on others. I wish you the very best Marissa. 💜
Congratulations for your dedication for all these years. It is people like you who keep us healthy. Thank you for your service and enjoy your retirement. You are amazing.❤🧡
Parents Catalina and John welcomed their second baby boy, Zacheus, at 2 am yesterday morning! 🌟 He's only 16 months younger than this brother, Tobias, who has been rubbing mum's tummy excitedly waiting to meet him. 🙊
"I'm not sure if Tobias really understands what it means to have a little brother, but he knows that something was growing in my tummy!" Catalina said.
"It'll be so sweet when they meet each other, they're going to be best friends growing up."
Catalina and Zacheus have spent two nights at #RBWH and will be heading home today, we wish them a safe journey home. 🏡💗 #FeelgoodFriday ... See MoreSee Less