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.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital’s new TeleSleep program has recently launched in Rockhampton, allowing people living in regional and remote areas of Queensland to access vital sleep study services in their hometown.
On 17 November, we celebrated World Prematurity Day and the amazing work of our Neonatology Intensive Care and Special Care Units. The theme of World Prematurity Day for 2021 was “Zero separation: Act now! Keep parents and babies born too soon together”.
Our junior medical cohort has shone brightly at the Confederation of Postgraduate Medical Education Councils (CPMED) Australia and New Zealand Junior Doctor of the Year Awards, with five RBWH doctors receiving honourable accolades.
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.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is thrilled to welcome three new dedicated McGrath Foundation Breast Care nurses thanks to the incredible support provided by the not-for-profit organisation.
John Manwaring is growing his own jaw bone back, thanks to the work of Metro North Health surgeons, Herston Biofabrication Institute, and international medtech collaboration.
Following a cancer in his mouth which led to a series of complications, John was left with a missing jaw, until RBWH surgeon Dr Rughani and colleague Dr Michael Wagels proposed an Australian-first regenerative jaw bone implant as the solution.
The implant was 3D printed in Singapore by Osteopore OSX.AX and was wrapped in tissue from John's knee and connected to a blood supply. Over time, the implant will dissolve as the bone regenerates.
"It surprised me that this can be done so close to home, not America, and its fantastic that this is available - it feels good to know that this technology can help someone else," John said. 😃 ... See MoreSee Less
I only have half a skull guys for real my skull was smashed and cut into pieces then donated to UNSW, when I woke up at RNSH it's been a never ending nightmare, I don't know if it could fix my lack of temples and then possibly having bone instead of plastic my frontal lobes may work better ie no thermostat, pituitary gland and epilepsy.
Worst part is when I worked at UNSW there was a new 3d printer and the plastic surgery refit is different from my old skull and not by a little.
Amazing hope all goes well, John
Wow that is so amazing - all the best with it John 😘
Omg Jeffrey Lau Jason Zouki remember him???????
amazed by your strength love u to bits John xoxo
If we can generate a new mandible, then there's surely hope for teeth regeneration as well. Maybe a few more years though. Well done, John and good work all the team in biofab.
Incredible! Well done!
Brilliant! I expected to find a mention of Dr Wagels after reading the first few lines. Well done!
Prof. Tim’s career at RBWH began in the early 1980s as a freshly minted resident, where he discovered his love for both eye health and plastic surgery.
Instead of choosing just one specialty, he opted for both, merging the two to become the first ever oculoplastics specialist at #RBWH. 👁
“Back in 1992 we set up the clinic to treat a range of diseases of the eye requiring surgical solutions including droopy eyelids, skin cancers, and basically any injury to the eye, socket, and surrounding tissues,” Prof. Tim said.
“Since then, I’ve managed to train more than 25 fellows in the specialty both internationally, and across Australia and New Zealand to help spread the knowledge, skill, and specialty here and to other parts of the world." #ShoutOutSaturday👏 ... See MoreSee Less
RBWH mum Karen received a special belated birthday gift this week - baby Roman! 🥳
Roman, who was born two days after his mum's birthday, joins older brother Lawrence, 11, and older sister Ruth, 9, who all share a Samoan and Niue lineage. 🇼🇸🇳🇺
"We opted for a non-traditional first name for him, but he will have traditional middle names to keep the family happy. The kids have been calling him John Cena big nose, so Roman is a much better option!" mum Karen said.
"He was due on my birthday, so he let me have my birthday, but we will still share a birth month - I think he was stuck in there doing his hair, its so perfect!" #FeelgoodFriday ... See MoreSee Less
You wouldn't expect to see a physiotherapist in the neonatal ward, but even some of our tiny babies need physio!
Alice is an RBWH advanced neonatal physiotherapist who provides crucial education and support to parents, as well as assessments, baby massage classes and outpatient baby play groups. 🥰
"We provide lots of education to parents on how they can best help the baby's development, how to change their nappy which can be tricky with wires and tubes, what positions are best for the baby so they build up strength, and on tummy time, bath time and relaxation in the bath," Alice said.
"We offer physical hands on therapy, but also support parents to be able to continue what we show them when they get home to help in their parenthood journey." ♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
my son was in the NICU for a month then rushed to the mater and children's hospitals didn't expect to see a physio in the unit but after spending time with them it's being amazing and so blessed ❤️ my son was born 3 months early at 27 weeks gestation at the RBWH everyone was so good and amazing and very much well loved and looked after if it wasn't for the drs and nurses myself and my son wouldn't be here right now. 💜💜💜
Great work Alice!
We love you aunty Alice!
How special those babies have you Alice and you them