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.
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.
There has long been an interest in the healing effects of the visual arts. In Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, published in 1859, she explains how beautiful objects can have a physical effect on sickness “Variety of form and brilliancy of colour in the object presented to patients are an actual means of recovery”.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Centre at STARS sees many patients requiring modifications to their wheelchairs such as customised seat and backrest fitting. Modifications are made while a patient waits which can take several hours, so an Xbox with an Adaptive Controller was introduced to entertain patients during this time.
The main foyer of our wonderful STARS building is such an inviting space. As many people have commented, entering the foyer of STARS feels more like arriving at a luxury hotel lobby than at the doors of a public hospital.
After spending 120 days in STARS Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Fabian headed home in time to celebrate Christmas with his family. He was presented with a ‘graduation’ certificate by members of his rehabilitation team.
Metro North Health has implemented an Australia-first initiative, the Behavioural Emergency Response Team (BERT). BERT has been designed to assist people with disability and complex challenging behaviours and their carers to receive the support they need in the right place at the right time.
An Australia-first state-of-the-art radiation treatment system has now commenced service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and is allowing clinicians to provide more accurate, higher dosage radiation treatment to patients.
Metro North Health have commenced an exciting new project aimed at promoting gender equality in the medical profession. Level Up aims to support medical women in training to reach senior positions over the course of their career through providing mentoring, leadership development programs, and specific pathways for reporting discrimination.
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.
"I've always made my own Christmas decorations. My husband and I decorate the house with lights, 3 shooting stars, reindeer, and a nativity scene. We made a Santa stop here sign. We did it all for the kids in the neighbourhood. They would come to look, and we would give them a lolly. I also made elves from old retail mannikins, and now I have brought them here for the other residents to enjoy."
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