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WoWs Art Exhibition brightens RBWH

The annual Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Windows to our World (Wow) Art Exhibition has launched this week, coinciding with Queensland Mental Health Week (10-17 October).

16 October 2020|

The Heart of Café Royale

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is proud to be a place which recognises and celebrates diversity among our staff, patients and wider community.

24 September 2020|

Adam’s home away from home

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital launched the highly anticipated Sony You Can Youth Cancer Centre last November, providing a fully dedicated space for young people undergoing cancer treatment away from hospital wards and waiting rooms. 

2 September 2020|

RBWH patient defies odds

The school pick-up run on Friday 31 July 2020 was one to remember for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) patient Adam Freeman. After seven months in hospital, the 37-year-old father of four was finally able to greet his three sons at the school gate alongside wife Amy and daughter Makayla.

5 August 2020|

Fake email – COVID-19

An email is circulating on social media and across the community contains incorrect information on COVID-19.

25 March 2020|

Getting the numbers right

If you’re a nerd for numbers you’ll love this week’s #ThinkyThursday! Biostatistician Anita works on around 20 projects at one time!. Click here to discover some incredible Metro North statistics.

20 February 2020|

Improving nutrition in hip fracture patients

Did you know nutrition is crucial for patient recovery? Check out this #TPCH team who researching how to improve nutrition in hip fracture patients to decrease their length of stay, minimise treatment costs, and improve health outcomes.

30 January 2020|

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Welcome to the world, Evelyn! 🐣 On 24 Feb, little Evelyn was born to first time parents Emma and Sam at #RBWH who were thrilled to finally meet her. 

She weighed 9.89 lbs and was born at 2.02 am, but she certainly kept us waiting! Evelyn was due a day earlier and I had about a 16 hour labour, Emma said.

Join us in wishing Emma, Sam and Evelyn a safe trip home! #FeelgoodFriday 💕

26 February 2021

Welcome to the world, Evelyn! 🐣 On 24 Feb, little Evelyn was born to first time parents Emma and Sam at #RBWH who were thrilled to finally meet her.

"She weighed 9.89 lbs and was born at 2.02 am, but she certainly kept us waiting! Evelyn was due a day earlier and I had about a 16 hour labour," Emma said.

Join us in wishing Emma, Sam and Evelyn a safe trip home! #FeelgoodFriday 💕
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Only afew days old and she's already got a ring on it!?

Beautiful. Impressive show of hair

Great name

So cute.Welcome little one.

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A new Ambassador program trial is underway at RBWH, and the team in 9A South couldn’t be happier! 🤗 Ambassadors like Evile work with the nursing team to identify patients who may need some extra support as they recover in hospital. Their role is to help patients feel safe and secure by having a chat and re-orientate them if they are stressed or confused after surgery, meaning that the busy nursing team can focus on their clinical duties. Thanks to all our Ambassadors for making our patients feel safe! ❤️🏥

23 February 2021

A new Ambassador program trial is underway at RBWH, and the team in 9A South couldn’t be happier! 🤗 Ambassadors like Evile work with the nursing team to identify patients who may need some extra support as they recover in hospital. Their role is to help patients feel safe and secure by having a chat and re-orientate them if they are stressed or confused after surgery, meaning that the busy nursing team can focus on their clinical duties. Thanks to all our Ambassadors for making our patients feel safe! ❤️🏥 ... See MoreSee Less

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This is an amazing initiative, lets hope its rolled out across more facilities. Well done RBWH 💚

Since having the ambassadors on the ward I have never felt so safe and supported on the ward!! These guys are worth their weight in gold 😃❤️

What a great idea can this program be across all MN ?

How blessed are we to have our wonderful public health system Thankyou 🙏❤️

Absolutely fantastic initiative.

Solid toko! Ofas

Amazing stuff🙌🏼🙌🏼

Nevil my man!

This is great. Would love to see this in all hospitals across Metro North

So cool Vee Jnr Evile !!! You would be amazing at this gig!! Congratulations

7as loves the ambassador’s

Well done Evile, you deserve this. The hospital sure is lucky to have you x

this is fantastic i so support this

Been spoiled at the Royal and didn't feel like 2weeks at all. Fanx much my uso, I'm impressed ❤🤙

Looking sharp bro

Yeah the post surgery chats! 👌🏾🥴

My man good work my uso ❤❤❤

That's such a great addition to patient care

These guys are some of the best!

Seki uso 👊

Well done my bro

Mal Uso..👍

Awesome idea to have these ambassadors they should be implemented in IMS wards also (9BN)🤷‍♀️🤔👍👍

I have never felt safer being at work in the after hour period. Our four Ambassadors are angels and l would like to thank them and also management for making this happen. They help comfort patients and diffuse any potential conflict. Thankyou to you all.

Gold star team ⭐️ patient centred care in action. Congratulations to the RBWH, QOVSU and Protective Services for a great initiative to keep both patients and staff safe and comfortable.

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We caught up with 25-year-old Clinical Nurse Kelly to find out what its like caring for patients who visit the Oncology Day Therapy Unit at RBWH. 🏥

Its nice to be able to support patients through what usually is a pretty terrible time for them. You grow to know them so well so seeing them in bad way can be hard, but we do our best to care, support and comfort them and their families, she said. 

I wanted to work in oncology after I completed my prac here and I found the team easy to work with. It gets quite busy and it really makes a difference when you know you can rely on each other.

Nurses like Kelly make a huge difference to the lives of others every day, thank you Kelly for all that you do! 🤗

21 February 2021

We caught up with 25-year-old Clinical Nurse Kelly to find out what it's like caring for patients who visit the Oncology Day Therapy Unit at RBWH. 🏥

"It's nice to be able to support patients through what usually is a pretty terrible time for them. You grow to know them so well so seeing them in bad way can be hard, but we do our best to care, support and comfort them and their families," she said.

"I wanted to work in oncology after I completed my prac here and I found the team easy to work with. It gets quite busy and it really makes a difference when you know you can rely on each other."

Nurses like Kelly make a huge difference to the lives of others every day, thank you Kelly for all that you do! 🤗
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Well done Kelly and Cancer Care Services!! “Life is short, work somewhere awesome!!” #proudtobeChiefNurse&MidwiferyOfficerMNHHS

Your dedication and kindness during uncertain times is greatly appreciated. 💝👏

Oncology nurses are some of the best! 😍⚘❤

Proud Mum here!

Well said Kelly 😍

Congratulations

Amazing girl you are 🥰

Congratulations 🥳

nice work Kelly ❤

Well done Kelly thank you

Good work Kelly Lamb , lovely representation for CCS! 👏💜

Your Awesome Kelly 🥰🥰

Well done Kelly 👏

Good job kel ❤️

👏👏👏

Thankyou Kelly and all of the beautiful staff in the Oncology Day Therapy Unit at RBWH. I received my treatment there in 2010/11 and will always remember your kindness, care and unwavering support. I am now living life to the full and always am grateful for the staff at RBWH 🥰🙏

Thank you Kelly and all the team for the amazing job you do every day and the wonderful care you provide for some of our most vulnerable patients 💖

Woo! Go, Kelly. You’re the best. Thank you for caring for your patients, and their families, so well. The oncology team are lucky to have you 👏🏻

It’s comforting to see familiar faces like Kelly’s each time we visit....it feels like your visiting family. Thanks to all Oncology staff & those who make to Unit run (kitchen & cleaners included). 💯% grateful your there. 💞🙌🏼✅

Thanks to all the staff at this Unit, after a course of chemo, I'm down to 6-monthly attendances (to get a hormone injection) and I've always experienced kindness and professional care!

We love Kelly. She’s one of the amazing nurses that has looked after my husband while going through treatment. These people in the Oncology unit become family. From the cleaners to the food services staff to the amazing nurses thank you for doing what you do. You are all hero’s without capes x

Well said, Kelly! So great to see you and your team recognised for the amazing work you do! 👍

Thank you Kelly and colleagues ... you are all amazing 💕

👏👏

Ahahaha that radio is still in there!!

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Meet little Billie Josephine born at #RBWH this week! 🎀 After a quick 45 minute labour, Billie entered the world on 16 Feb, the same day as one of her great grandfathers! Parents Kelley and Jack were thrilled to finally hold their baby girl, but there was someone else who was also jumping with excitement to see her. 🐣

Our four-year-old son Liam has been in to visit and was so happy to meet his baby sister. Hes been waiting patiently for Billie to come home, Kelley said. 

Were both very happy and very much looking forward to going home, weve had great care here but theres nothing quite like your own bed!

#FeelgoodFriday ✨

19 February 2021

Meet little Billie Josephine born at #RBWH this week! 🎀 After a quick 45 minute labour, Billie entered the world on 16 Feb, the same day as one of her great grandfathers! Parents Kelley and Jack were thrilled to finally hold their baby girl, but there was someone else who was also jumping with excitement to see her. 🐣

"Our four-year-old son Liam has been in to visit and was so happy to meet his baby sister. He's been waiting patiently for Billie to come home," Kelley said.

"We're both very happy and very much looking forward to going home, we've had great care here but there's nothing quite like your own bed!"

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Kelly she is beautiful love the name xx

Wauw realië beautiful proficiat 🥰🥰

Congratulations to you all. Welcome baby Billie. She is adorable

Congratulations,she is beautiful 💋💋💋

Oh and well done Kelley

OMG, she's just so gorgeous! Congratulations 🥂🎉🎀

Jack Janssen. How perfect is she....

Absolutely beautiful my little goddaughter ❤️

Remember your genes Sweetie

Great work Jack

🥰 Caley Springall look at the precious little fingers

45 minute delivery 😱 Rhys Roberts

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Our Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI) is officially open today! ⚡ The first-of-its-kind facility will bring together clinicians, academics and industry leaders to advance knowledge and technology in 3D printing, scanning and modelling of medical devices, tissue and bone. 🔬

Made possible through RBWH Foundation and joining academic partner The University of Queensland, HBI Clinical Director Michael Wagels said the institute will bring a new approach to patient care. 

Imagine if we could replace human parts that are missing or defective with something that fits perfectly and has been created from their own tissues with nothing more than a small sample? This is what we are working towards here at HBI, he said.

“Realising that dream will take a long time, but to get there, we are looking at everything in the biofabrication space from bioactive 3D printed implants to 3D bioprinting for skin regeneration in burns patients.

17 February 2021

Our Herston Biofabrication Institute (HBI) is officially open today! ⚡ The first-of-its-kind facility will bring together clinicians, academics and industry leaders to advance knowledge and technology in 3D printing, scanning and modelling of medical devices, tissue and bone. 🔬

Made possible through RBWH Foundation and joining academic partner The University of Queensland, HBI Clinical Director Michael Wagels said the institute will bring a new approach to patient care.

"Imagine if we could replace human parts that are missing or defective with something that fits perfectly and has been created from their own tissues with nothing more than a small sample? This is what we are working towards here at HBI," he said.

“Realising that dream will take a long time, but to get there, we are looking at everything in the biofabrication space from bioactive 3D printed implants to 3D bioprinting for skin regeneration in burns patients."
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Thanks Metro North Hospital and Health Service. We’re very excited and proud to support this incredible health and research initiative.

Congratulations 🎉🎊

Nice work Dr Wagels! 🏆

This is very exciting. Congratulations!

James Doring

Jennifer

👏👏👏

Stevy Hodgson

Darren Lourensen

Wow how lucky are we to have this facility in little ol’ Brisbane 😲😂 what a time to be alive! This is incredible, thank you for the update! 👌🏻

Yay Team HBI!! 🙌🏻

Garry Rutherfurd how cool is this!

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