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Inclusive approach brings out the best

Michelle is neurodiverse and celebrates her Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) as her superpower. It often is. However, traditional job interviews have long been her kryptonite.

15 March 2024|

A smile goes a long way

Kindness and a friendly smile have seen Redcliffe Hospital Acting Nurse/Midwife Educator Kate Ducrou recognised as the latest #IamRedcliffe Team of the Month winner.

19 February 2024|

Beat the heat with what you eat

When it’s hot, we feel less hungry, but research tells us that our body’s hunger hormones and signals don’t change, so it’s important to still eat in the heat.

6 February 2024|

Holiday care options

Holiday accidents and illnesses happen.

From virtual care to the Emergency Department, we have you covered.

22 December 2023|

Santa comes to Redcliffe

Santa has paid a visit to Redcliffe Hospital, with some help from Raise it for Redcliffe and local radio station Bridge FM.

12 December 2023|

More research at Redcliffe thanks to fellowship grants

Redcliffe Hospital dietitian Alyce Nissen has over ten years' experience working with surgical patients in her profession, and she knows better than most that the healthier a patient is before surgery, the easier and faster their recovery will be.

25 October 2023|

Staying healthy in smoky conditions

Signs of smoke irritation include itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and coughing. Generally, once away from smoke these symptoms will clear up but people with asthma, heart disease and other conditions may be more sensitive to smoky conditions.

18 October 2023|

Tahlia has her sights set on a 3D printing future

Biomedical education and research assistant, Isabel, is one of the Herston Biofabrication Institute’s (HBI) biggest advocates. The first of its kind, HBI is changing the way we approach medicine with 3D scanning, printing, modelling of bone, cartilage and human tissue and Isabel is eager to share that knowledge with the next generation. 

6 September 2023|

All roads lead to care

In addition to hospital emergency departments, you can access healthcare advice and treatment close to home, or even without leaving the house!

3 August 2023|

New Helix Hub brings ideas to practice

Bringing game-changing ideas to life is often easier said than done. The new Metro North Helix Hub will guide change enthusiasts from idea inception to completion, with access to tools and resources, education, and expert advice.

20 June 2023|

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Redcliffe Hospital Senior Staff Specialist Dr Alka has always cared about improved health outcomes for mums and bubs – but she cares about partners during pregnancy too, and wants to see more support for them.

Through her research, Alka has interviewed many fathers and partners on their experience in the hospital system during birth and pregnancy and is now looking at how we can offer better supports for partners during what is considered a traumatic birth.

“There can be a range of reasons for a traumatic birth, which might be a physical or medical issue with the mother or baby, or it might be a psychological issue or even due to social constraints – and everyone’s perception of this will be different,” Dr Alka said.

“Birth can be so demanding, but we know that well-informed and well-supported partners are an untapped resource to assist mums and to improving women’s health overall, as well as intergenerational health.

“The next part of the research is that we are now looking to recruit fathers and birth partners to help us co-design resources for professionals and establish what else we can do to support the whole family during the birth process.” 🏥

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Redcliffe Hospital Senior Staff Specialist Dr Alka has always cared about improved health outcomes for mums and bubs – but she cares about partners during pregnancy too, and wants to see more support for them.
 
Through her research, Alka has interviewed many fathers and partners on their experience in the hospital system during birth and pregnancy and is now looking at how we can offer better supports for partners during what is considered a traumatic birth.
 
“There can be a range of reasons for a traumatic birth, which might be a physical or medical issue with the mother or baby, or it might be a psychological issue or even due to social constraints – and everyone’s perception of this will be different,” Dr Alka said.
 
“Birth can be so demanding, but we know that well-informed and well-supported partners are an untapped resource to assist mums and to improving women’s health overall, as well as intergenerational health.
 
“The next part of the research is that we are now looking to recruit fathers and birth partners to help us co-design resources for professionals and establish what else we can do to support the whole family during the birth process.” 🏥

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If you are interested in participating in the research, you can submit an expression of interest here: medical-school.uq.edu.au/supporting-partners-experiencing-traumatic-pregnancy-and-childbirth-towa...

How about letting them stay with their partners over night to bond and spend time with their new baby?

Alka you do a great job

Rebecca Louise

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I had a very traumatic and horrible experience birthing my child at Redcliffe last year. My partner was left in a room for hours wondering if me and my daughter were alive let alone okay, with no communication at all. That was only one of the negative experiences we had, there were quite a few more from there on. I think there’s a lot of changes that could be made to better support mums & partners during traumatic birth events!

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