This is the question Metro North Mental Health Director of Psychology Anthony Bligh asked himself while undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Innovation. #ThinkyThursday research is undertaken to help Metro North offer the best possible healthcare to our patients.
Happy Thinky Thursday! Caboolture Hospital Nurse Unit Manager Colleen Herrmann is inspiring nurses to include research in their day-to-day duties having taken on an Associate Investigator role in a research study in collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast.
It’s #ThinkyThursday! Today we look at ICU Dietitian Alicia Wiese’s research into improving the nutrition of patients in Intensive Care Units. Working alongside an expert team, Alicia and other researchers have moved away from GRV monitoring and, under a new protocol, have improved health outcomes for patients.
Caboolture Hospital Midwifery Educator Janene Rattray is the hero of today’s #ThinkyThursday! She is helping mothers to better understand options around breech births and is working closely with maternity doctors and midwives to deliver informed, consistent and high-quality care.
It’s #ThinkyThursday! This week we look at a world-first study led by Dr Pete Lazzarini from #TPCH to investigate the prevalence and predictors of foot disease and complications in inpatients. His research will go on to help both patients and hospital services to better manage the problem.
At Metro North we are always looking for ways to improve our patient’s care and experience. Today #ThinkyThursday shares Dr Jayesh Dhanani’s research into discovering a new and less invasive drug administration method. His experiences working with tuberculosis patients in India prompted Jayesh to explore the effectiveness of inhaling medication instead.
Our #RBWH research team have discovered a third type of twin! For this week’s #ThinkyThursday we are sharing the story behind the extremely rare sesquizygotic twins and the research behind this discovery.
This week #ThinkyThursday looks at preserving and extending the shelf-life of blood products and resuscitation fluids from five days to two years! As a member of the Australian Defence Force, Professor Michael Reade hopes this research will benefit patients as well as those in the military.
This #ThinkyThursday takes us to Caboolture Hospital’s Emergency Department. Dr Sean Clark is piloting a project to quickly identify patients at risk of non-specific medication related events who are presented to the ED. His focus on quality healthcare will benefit the many ED patients presented every year.
This #ThinkyThursday we look at a trial of ground-breaking robotic technology which can help physicians explore virtual maps of patient’s lungs and airways to detect and sample lung nodules for cancer.
It’s #ThinkyThursday! Clinical Research Coordinator for #TPCH Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre Michelle Woods is changing lives. CF patient Tracey has been able to start full-time work for the first time in almost 20 years!
The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre is trialling a breakthrough drug that could allow patients to live decades longer, by turning the acutely fatal disease into a manageable condition.
Dr Catherine Forristal joined Redcliffe Hospital’s Emergency Department last year as its first Research Manager. This #ThinkyThursday recognises the incredible work Catherine is doing to drive research in the ED.
Happy #ThinkyThursday! Since receiving a 2019 Clinician Research Fellowship, speech pathologist Dr Clare Burns has worked on improving patient’s access to healthcare, especially whose struggling with swallowing and
Our #ThinkyThursday story today introduces Associate Professor and 2019 Clinician Research Fellowship recipient Andrew Mallett. The grant has allowed Andrew to hone in on his research into genetically or inherited kidney disease.
Introducing this week’s #ThinkyThursday Clinician Fellowship recipient Dr Don McLeod! Since receiving the Fellowship Dr McLeod has been able to delve deeper into the root causes and treatments of thyroid cancer.
The second round of Metro North Clinical Research Fellowships is now open! Last year Dr Siok Tey was awarded one of give grants and since then has been able to enhance her research into cancer treatment.
From the lab to the bedside, Metro North researchers are conducting ground-breaking research every day. Last night, our researchers were recognised for their stellar achievements at our annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards.
In a first of its kind, seven early career research grants have been awarded from a funding collaboration between the Metro North Office of Research, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and QIMR Berghofer.
A team of researchers at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) are turning the tide on the world’s deadliest cancer, after bringing an international CT screening trial to Australia to detect lung abnormalities, before it’s too late.