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Non-urgent planned care postponed

8 July 2022|

Queensland is currently experiencing a COVID surge and our staff are prioritising the care of severely unwell patients. To do this, we have postponed some planned surgery and outpatient care.  

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  • Advanced Life Support Level 1 Course

Advanced Life Support - Level 1 Course

Date: 29th August 2022
Time: TBC
Venue: The Prince Charles Hospital

Level 1 courses are for those clinicians who want general competence in airway management and basic life support for a deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest. Suitable if you normally are part of team rather than the lead.

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21 hours ago

Have you ever heard of leisure therapy? Cara is a senior leisure therapist at #TPCH who has jumped out of planes with her patients, ridden the slopes and gone out for dinner - all in a day's work, to assist with recovery for those that have suffered a health event like a stroke.

She works with her patients to build a new normal, assisting with functional capabilities that bring them joy, that might now be difficult following their health event.

“It’s about improving their quality of life - I can take them lawn bowling, fishing or knitting for example. We explore what the patient can functionally do now, and educate them on that,” she said. 🎳🧶🎣

"I am meeting meeting people at a very vulnerable time. It’s a privilege to be a visitor in their health journey and give them opportunity to regain aspects of their lifestyle." ❤️

#NationalStrokeWeek
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Have you ever heard of leisure therapy? Cara is a senior leisure therapist at #TPCH who has jumped out of planes with her patients, ridden the slopes and gone out for dinner - all in a days work, to assist with recovery for those that have suffered a health event like a stroke.  

She works with her patients to build a new normal, assisting with functional capabilities that bring them joy, that might now be difficult following their health event. 

“It’s about improving their quality of life -  I can take them lawn bowling, fishing or knitting for example. We explore what the patient can functionally do now, and educate them on that,” she said. 🎳🧶🎣

I am meeting meeting people at a very vulnerable time. It’s a privilege to be a visitor in their health journey and give them opportunity to regain aspects of their lifestyle. ❤️

#NationalStrokeWeek

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An amazing clinician. An incredible Mother. Beautiful wife. Much loved daughter (IL), sister, Aunty and niece. Surround yourself with incredible people like this amazing women.

Wonderful recognition for an important profession and amazing therapist!

You do such a fantastic job Cara, no matter where you are working your dedication is to be admired.

You are truly amazing Cara Von Dohren. You definitely found your true home and calling at CBRT 💖

Congratulations Cara. They are lucky to have you changing their lives xx

Well if leisure therapists need to be able to jump out of planes Cara Von Dohren I think I will be sticking with physio profession 😬

My amazing, dedicated and clever friend, what a rockstar 👏🙌

You helped Blair and I so much Cara. Couldn’t thank you enough. 💖

Well done Cara! You are Amazing 🥰

Wonderful words for a truly lovely person! 🤩

Finding a new normal is such a protective factor against despair. ❤️

Fantastic Cara, your a Star ⭐️

Great work Cara! You do an amazing job 💕

Yaaay Cara you are amazing keep up the good work 😊 we are lucky to have you on our team

Well deserved recognition Cara Von Dohren 👏, aka leisure therapist extraordinaire!!

Keep up the good work Cara!

Cara what a wonderful job you have. I’m jealous.

Such a superstar ❤️

Cracking work sis 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Awesome lady

Kim Brindley you should do this, you’d be great at it

Fantastic Cara Von Dohren ❤️

Josh Davidson leisure therapy next?

Vanessa Ward ??

You are Amazing Cara Von Dohren 💕

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4 days ago

“Having designed electronic equipment for many years, I felt very comfortable having this new procedure based on electric pulses. I know the rigour that goes into designing new medical electronic systems, so it was a great privilege to be the first patient to receive this.”

#MondayMantra 💭 John, 68 years-old, former electronics engineer and TPCH cardiac patient who received world-first Pulse Field Ablation surgery. ❤️‍🔥
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“Having designed electronic equipment for many years, I felt very comfortable having this new procedure based on electric pulses. I know the rigour that goes into designing new medical electronic systems, so it was a great privilege to be the first patient to receive this.”

#MondayMantra 💭 John, 68 years-old, former electronics engineer and TPCH cardiac patient who received world-first Pulse Field Ablation surgery. ❤️‍🔥

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It's Wonderful Science

5 days ago

13 year old Sienna was having a typical morning like any other when she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. A quick trip #TPCH Kids Emergency Department revealed she had appendicitis.

Sienna was booked in for an appendectomy which is the removal of the appendix that very same morning. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and infected. Interestingly, you can live a normal life without your appendix!

Sienna will need some time to recover, then is keen to get back to her cheer squad, and netball team who are missing her greatly. 🤸‍♀️
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13 year old Sienna was having a typical morning like any other when she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. A quick trip #TPCH Kids Emergency Department revealed she had appendicitis. 

Sienna was booked in for an appendectomy which is the removal of the appendix that very same morning. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and infected. Interestingly, you can live a normal life without your appendix!

Sienna will need some time to recover, then is keen to get back to her cheer squad, and netball team who are missing her greatly. 🤸‍♀️

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Speedy recovery. Super brave girl. Thankyou for sharing your story.

Get well soon my 7 year old nephew had his out about a month ago

Feel better soon Sienna

Hope you are feeling better soon Sienna

Kym Chisholm

My husband was diagnosed of Parkinsons disease 2 years ago, when he was 59. He had a stooped posture, tremors, right arm does not move and also a pulsating feeling in his body. He was placed on Senemet for 8 months and then Siferol was introduced and replaced the Senemet, during this time span he was also diagnosed with dementia. He started having hallucinations, lost touch with. Suspecting it was the medication I took him off the Siferol (with the doctor’s knowledge) him on PD natural herbal formula we ordered from TREE OF LIFE HEALTH CLINIC, his symptoms totally declined over a 3 weeks use of the TREE OF LIFE HEALTH Parkinson's disease natural herbal formula. He is now almost 61 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed! (w w w. treeoflifeherbalclinic .com)

Big love to you gorgeous girl Xxx

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6 days ago

Today marks the 10th anniversary of children's services at #TPCH 🥳

The service, which includes the children's emergency department, children's ward (including ED short stay unit and inpatient paediatric and surgical) and children's outpatients department, has experienced constant growth in the number of patients who require care and treatment from our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff.

TPCH children's service is today the second busiest children's emergency department in southeast Queensland!

To mark a decade of caring for kids, the team celebrated with some of their little patients over balloons and cake. 🎈🎉
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Today marks the 10th anniversary of childrens services at #TPCH 🥳
 
The service, which includes the childrens emergency department, childrens ward (including ED short stay unit and inpatient paediatric and surgical) and childrens outpatients department, has experienced constant growth in the number of patients who require care and treatment from our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff.
 
TPCH childrens service is today the second busiest childrens emergency department in southeast Queensland!
 
To mark a decade of caring for kids, the team celebrated with some of their little patients over balloons and cake. 🎈🎉

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Happy 10th Birthday Children’s Services.

Congratulations Sue and team! Amazing work you do ❤️

My Son Jordan was born at TPCH on the 2nd August 2000, under the wonderful guidance of Dr Dorothy Radford. 🙏❤️

Our son was admitted here in June at only two weeks old when he was unwell with RSV and bronchiolitis. Such an amazing team! 💛

I remember those faces so well ❤️. And beautiful Hayley Murray you are looking phenomenal Mrs Super-Mum 🦸🏻‍♀️💪🏼

So very proud to be part of such an amazing team of beautiful people ❤

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday !! 💕 🥳 🎂

Best ED !

Remedy for blisters, std, coldsore hairgrowth and other kind of health issues available @dr ayo I was cured permanently from Herpes and High blood pressure after using his herbs and it's works perfectly with no side effects. If you are having any kind of health issues do not hastate to send a DM WhatsApp +2347042582988 email dr.ayoherbalhome01@gmail.com www.facebook.com/drayoherbal

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2 weeks ago

#TPCH patient Anthony was teaching a karate class in 2008 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. With a 3% survival rate, and having various heart failure issues prior to this, it felt like the odds were stacked against him from the beginning but his fighting spirit endured.

In March 2017 he took up residence at the #TPCH Heart Failure unit, where he shared a room with 3 other men who had joined Anthony in open heart surgery and proudly sported the same visible scar. They jokingly dubbed themselves the 'Zipper Club'.

The awesome foursome and their families remained very close friends since the day they met. Anthony went on the heart transplant list in December 2021 as his health continued to decline, but sadly one of his pals would not make it, passing away from Leukemia earlier this year. The day after his Zipper Club mate passed away, Anthony received the call that would change his life - they had found a potential heart match and he was to head to hospital that night.

56 year-old Anthony, known affectionately as Stretch, is now recovering from his heart transplant and doing well with a commitment to living his life to the fullest.

"I know I'm a good person but this is not an opportunity you get very often, so I want to make sure the donor's legacy lives on. For a family to give up something like that while you're grieving, I just want to do that justice," he said.

#DonateLifeWeek❤️
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#TPCH patient Anthony was teaching a karate class in 2008 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. With a 3% survival rate, and having various heart failure issues prior to this, it felt like the odds were stacked against him from the beginning but his fighting spirit endured. 

In March 2017 he took up residence at the #TPCH Heart Failure unit, where he shared a room with 3 other men who had joined Anthony in open heart surgery and proudly sported the same visible scar. They jokingly dubbed themselves the Zipper Club. 

The awesome foursome and their families remained very close friends since the day they met. Anthony went on the heart transplant list in December 2021 as his health continued to decline, but sadly one of his pals would not make it, passing away from Leukemia earlier this year. The day after his Zipper Club mate passed away, Anthony received the call that would change his life - they had found a potential heart match and he was to head to hospital that night. 

56 year-old Anthony, known affectionately as Stretch, is now recovering from his heart transplant and doing well with a commitment to living his life to the fullest. 

I know Im a good person but this is not an opportunity you get very often, so I want to make sure the donors legacy lives on. For a family to give up something like that while youre grieving, I just want to do that justice, he said.

#DonateLifeWeek❤️

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Well sleeping certainly wasn't on the agenda.. So the last 4 weeks... Stretch Bragg Heart Transplant... The Journey We were on and continue on... So Many things going through my mind day after day... I remember saying to stretch "don't ever give up and stop the climb", knowing at the time the hardest part of the challenges was the fact that we did not have the answers or a way out of them...I kept thinking I can't change it, but I can change the way I react to it...I continued to find light and something that shined even in the darkness...surving the darkest hour, rising up against the odds and lifting our selves up, finding our strength and finding our way...always believing that great things were just around the corner...staying strong and going on even when we were tired, always believing in what could be.... Nelson Mandella once said "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it" I Held on to this in my mind day after day, week after week.. Accepting that some things are out of our control, I tried to identify the things that I could not change and focus on what we gained each and every day...it is always our attitude at the beginning of any difficult time which more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome...I kept firm with my belief when a defining moment comes along in your life, you can do one of two things....Define the moment or let it define you....with each new day came new strength and new thoughts....strength can only come through continuous effort and struggles. I have learnt many times you never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice....A calm mind brings inner strength and self confidence....I kept thinking the struggle your having today, is developing the strength you need for tomorrow...I tried every day to continue to remain intensly focused on the outcome, not any obstacles that were in our way....you can find the power and the capacity of your own human spirit....getting through the hard times and overcoming adversity, challenges and obstacles was a reminder to myself of the resilience that lies within me...There was a reason for every moment but it gave me strength to stand....Every moment was taking pieces of me...A roller coaster of emotions.... yes we are now sitting at just over 4 weeks since the surgery and we are seeing light at the end of the first tunnel of this massive journey... Stretch is a champion, he is continuing to come through every aspect day by day we are now focused on getting him stronger and getting him up and moving, walking etc so we can get him home... I would like to sincerely thank each and every member of Staff, Doctors and Specalists that have given it their all and fought as hard as we have to get where we are... Thankyou to our family and friends for all their encouragement well wishes, and messages you have all helped us on this journey xxxx And most of all the amazing human that gave us this gift of life....

So happy to hear this news! ❤️ (Cherryl from Cardiac Rehab CCDT)

This made me cry 😭 Thankyou to whom ever gave Stretch this opportunity to live on, you will always be a part of him & if you knew him, you’d be ever so proud, as he is an amazing human & he will be forever grateful ❤️ sending you all love! I’m so bloody happy for you all xxo

Hope you continue on the mend, may God bless you! From “room 12”

So happy for you all life really is full of fight and by the sounds of it your brother is a fighter What a special gift organ donors are love to you all xx

Seeing this has brought tears to my eyes and made my day. All the best with your recovery Stretch I know with your determination and Paula’s support you will smash it ❤️

Fantastic news Stretch and Paula.What a team ❤️

Fantastic news Stretch.. all the best in living the fullest life!

Thank you for sending this Paula, Anthony you look so good ❤️ try and stay positive- you are SO strong and remember we are praying for you every day. Much love Cuz and Paula xx

Thankyou For "The Gift Of Life"

Glad you are on the mend , stay positive & all the best.

Such a beautiful real life story Paula and Streach I know Bill be. So happy for his mate Nice to see sitting up smiling all the very best xo

OK guys please stay calm however team have told me stretch is having rejection he started small decline in breathing last night and this morning had trouble he overnight had a fluid overload so he is being moved back to ccu they will be pumping him flat out with high doses of steroids, and monitoring him closely.. Not what we want will let you know how the day unfolds sorry to be the bearer of this news xx

It is good a photo of him he is looking good sending hugs

Beautiful. You've done well against the odds mate. You have the best person by your side too. All the best wishes and love from the Crampsie's. ♥️

Stretch Bragg you #legend you are a awesome friend and deserve this 200% the most caring and giving person I know, thank you to Paula Bragg for being stretcho’s rock, so strong and supportive 🥇❤️ to the team of people at Prince Charles looking after the Big Man you are all #legends ❤️💙 thank you for looking after our mate 😘

Wow what a story!!! All the best with recovering!!

Wow how very exciting. Good on you. Have a wonderful life

Hope all goes well for you Stretch ❤️

Good to see you looking so well again Stretch. ❤️

Love and strength to you stretch and Paula ❤️❤️

Yes you are definitely on the mend. Looking good. Slowly, Slowly does the trick. 🌻🌻🌻

Wow remember him from camp quality days.

Katherine what a beautiful story, almost brought a tear to my eye

There’s the Stretch we know and love😘😘

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2 weeks ago

When Tim told his wife that he was too tired to go to the movies, she knew something wasn't quite right. Over the next 20 years, Tim would experience various ups and downs with his health, until November 2021 where his cardiac performance rapidly declined.

49 year-old Tim was referred to the Cardio Failure team at #TPCH where he was deemed a candidate for a heart transplant earlier this year. Once Tim was placed onto the list, he received his new heart just 7 days later. His wife and 3 daughters have been by his side during the entire process.

"I am so overwhelmed, in terms of how do I deserve this sort of thing? I'm very thankful to the family of the donor. It's so wonderful that this is even possible and that people are willing to do something like this," Tim said tearfully.

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When Tim told his wife that he was too tired to go to the movies, she knew something wasnt quite right. Over the next 20 years, Tim would experience various ups and downs with his health, until November 2021 where his cardiac performance rapidly declined. 

49 year-old Tim was referred to the Cardio Failure team at #TPCH where he was deemed a candidate for a heart transplant earlier this year. Once Tim was placed onto the list, he received his new heart just 7 days later. His wife and 3 daughters have been by his side during the entire process. 

I am so overwhelmed, in terms of how do I deserve this sort of thing? Im very thankful to the family of the donor. Its so wonderful that this is even possible and that people are willing to do something like this, Tim said tearfully. 

#DonateLifeWeek ♥️

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Thanks all, I’m very appreciative of the professionalism and care I received from the doctors, nurses, physios and others while in the Prince Charles hospital. Continuing my recovery at home.

All the very best to you Tim. The TPCH Heart Failure team are absolute angels. They've been caring for me since January and I absolutely thank and praise every one of them! Top work everyone.

This is why organ donation is so important. You can’t take it with you !

I was just having that conversation yday with my 11year old daughter! Re organ donation/ eg of heart transplant. Thankyou for sharing your story. I wish you every bit of happiness and health. And to the organ donor that's priceless.

Thank you for sharing this. Good luck to Tim and his family. Such a great outcome. Reinforces why we have organ donation 💕

Bless you Tim Hocking . Don't overthink it, one day at time. Everyone deserves a second chance. Stay strong, keep your faith, and let those who can help, help you❤

Go Tim. Honour your donor and celebrate yourself! 🎉👍

My gosh I watched some of your journey we were travelling through our own heart transplant right next door Tim in room 13.... So glad that your journey has gone well ...All the best For Your Future New Lease On Life xx

Thanks for sharing your story and honouring your donor!! ♥️

Congratulations enjoy every moment of the rest of your life

I hope the family of the donor read this story. You are definitely one lucky man (and no doubt so appreciative of the donor and their family). Live long and prosper. Do them proud.

It is nice to hear that this is successful.

I hope this is the start of a very healthy long life for you and your family Tim 🥰 and thank you to the family whose loved one has given the greatest gift of all despite their immense grief and suffering 😔💕

Wishing you a long and fabulous life Tim, just as your donor family would have wished for you.

Wishing you all the very best of everything Tim. Take good care of yourself. A priceless gift. xxx

Amazing hospital

Good luck Tim! Hope all goes well. Live each day to the fullest! Enjoy! ♥️

May you thrive with your new heart Tim. Thank you to your donor for registering their wishes and to their family for carrying out those wishes during such a difficult time.

Wishing you good health and happiness in the future! It is the greatest gift! ❤️

All the best Tim.

Is Brother Hocking on the improve now?

All the best Tim ❤️

Your new life has just begun Tim 💖

❤️wow only 7 days on the list. Barbara Williams Nicola Carruthers

Congratulations Tim.

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Latest news


Non-urgent planned care postponed

8 July 2022|

Queensland is currently experiencing a COVID surge and our staff are prioritising the care of severely unwell patients. To do this, we have postponed some planned surgery and outpatient care.  

More news

Events


  • Advanced Life Support Level 1 Course

Advanced Life Support - Level 1 Course

Date: 29th August 2022
Time: TBC
Venue: The Prince Charles Hospital

Level 1 courses are for those clinicians who want general competence in airway management and basic life support for a deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest. Suitable if you normally are part of team rather than the lead.

More events
Need the Emergency Department?
Try the Virtual ED first.

Reset

The Prince Charles Hospital

Rode Road
CHERMSIDE QLD 4032

Phone: (07) 3139 4000

COVID-19 Fever Clinics

/ MetroNorthHHS

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21 hours ago

Have you ever heard of leisure therapy? Cara is a senior leisure therapist at #TPCH who has jumped out of planes with her patients, ridden the slopes and gone out for dinner - all in a day's work, to assist with recovery for those that have suffered a health event like a stroke.

She works with her patients to build a new normal, assisting with functional capabilities that bring them joy, that might now be difficult following their health event.

“It’s about improving their quality of life - I can take them lawn bowling, fishing or knitting for example. We explore what the patient can functionally do now, and educate them on that,” she said. 🎳🧶🎣

"I am meeting meeting people at a very vulnerable time. It’s a privilege to be a visitor in their health journey and give them opportunity to regain aspects of their lifestyle." ❤️

#NationalStrokeWeek
... See MoreSee Less

Have you ever heard of leisure therapy? Cara is a senior leisure therapist at #TPCH who has jumped out of planes with her patients, ridden the slopes and gone out for dinner - all in a days work, to assist with recovery for those that have suffered a health event like a stroke.  

She works with her patients to build a new normal, assisting with functional capabilities that bring them joy, that might now be difficult following their health event. 

“It’s about improving their quality of life -  I can take them lawn bowling, fishing or knitting for example. We explore what the patient can functionally do now, and educate them on that,” she said. 🎳🧶🎣

I am meeting meeting people at a very vulnerable time. It’s a privilege to be a visitor in their health journey and give them opportunity to regain aspects of their lifestyle. ❤️

#NationalStrokeWeek

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An amazing clinician. An incredible Mother. Beautiful wife. Much loved daughter (IL), sister, Aunty and niece. Surround yourself with incredible people like this amazing women.

Wonderful recognition for an important profession and amazing therapist!

You do such a fantastic job Cara, no matter where you are working your dedication is to be admired.

You are truly amazing Cara Von Dohren. You definitely found your true home and calling at CBRT 💖

Congratulations Cara. They are lucky to have you changing their lives xx

Well if leisure therapists need to be able to jump out of planes Cara Von Dohren I think I will be sticking with physio profession 😬

My amazing, dedicated and clever friend, what a rockstar 👏🙌

You helped Blair and I so much Cara. Couldn’t thank you enough. 💖

Well done Cara! You are Amazing 🥰

Wonderful words for a truly lovely person! 🤩

Finding a new normal is such a protective factor against despair. ❤️

Fantastic Cara, your a Star ⭐️

Great work Cara! You do an amazing job 💕

Yaaay Cara you are amazing keep up the good work 😊 we are lucky to have you on our team

Well deserved recognition Cara Von Dohren 👏, aka leisure therapist extraordinaire!!

Keep up the good work Cara!

Cara what a wonderful job you have. I’m jealous.

Such a superstar ❤️

Cracking work sis 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Awesome lady

Kim Brindley you should do this, you’d be great at it

Fantastic Cara Von Dohren ❤️

Josh Davidson leisure therapy next?

Vanessa Ward ??

You are Amazing Cara Von Dohren 💕

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4 days ago

“Having designed electronic equipment for many years, I felt very comfortable having this new procedure based on electric pulses. I know the rigour that goes into designing new medical electronic systems, so it was a great privilege to be the first patient to receive this.”

#MondayMantra 💭 John, 68 years-old, former electronics engineer and TPCH cardiac patient who received world-first Pulse Field Ablation surgery. ❤️‍🔥
... See MoreSee Less

“Having designed electronic equipment for many years, I felt very comfortable having this new procedure based on electric pulses. I know the rigour that goes into designing new medical electronic systems, so it was a great privilege to be the first patient to receive this.”

#MondayMantra 💭 John, 68 years-old, former electronics engineer and TPCH cardiac patient who received world-first Pulse Field Ablation surgery. ❤️‍🔥

Comment on Facebook

It's Wonderful Science

5 days ago

13 year old Sienna was having a typical morning like any other when she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. A quick trip #TPCH Kids Emergency Department revealed she had appendicitis.

Sienna was booked in for an appendectomy which is the removal of the appendix that very same morning. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and infected. Interestingly, you can live a normal life without your appendix!

Sienna will need some time to recover, then is keen to get back to her cheer squad, and netball team who are missing her greatly. 🤸‍♀️
... See MoreSee Less

13 year old Sienna was having a typical morning like any other when she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. A quick trip #TPCH Kids Emergency Department revealed she had appendicitis. 

Sienna was booked in for an appendectomy which is the removal of the appendix that very same morning. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and infected. Interestingly, you can live a normal life without your appendix!

Sienna will need some time to recover, then is keen to get back to her cheer squad, and netball team who are missing her greatly. 🤸‍♀️

Comment on Facebook

Speedy recovery. Super brave girl. Thankyou for sharing your story.

Get well soon my 7 year old nephew had his out about a month ago

Feel better soon Sienna

Hope you are feeling better soon Sienna

Kym Chisholm

My husband was diagnosed of Parkinsons disease 2 years ago, when he was 59. He had a stooped posture, tremors, right arm does not move and also a pulsating feeling in his body. He was placed on Senemet for 8 months and then Siferol was introduced and replaced the Senemet, during this time span he was also diagnosed with dementia. He started having hallucinations, lost touch with. Suspecting it was the medication I took him off the Siferol (with the doctor’s knowledge) him on PD natural herbal formula we ordered from TREE OF LIFE HEALTH CLINIC, his symptoms totally declined over a 3 weeks use of the TREE OF LIFE HEALTH Parkinson's disease natural herbal formula. He is now almost 61 and doing very well, the disease is totally reversed! (w w w. treeoflifeherbalclinic .com)

Big love to you gorgeous girl Xxx

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6 days ago

Today marks the 10th anniversary of children's services at #TPCH 🥳

The service, which includes the children's emergency department, children's ward (including ED short stay unit and inpatient paediatric and surgical) and children's outpatients department, has experienced constant growth in the number of patients who require care and treatment from our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff.

TPCH children's service is today the second busiest children's emergency department in southeast Queensland!

To mark a decade of caring for kids, the team celebrated with some of their little patients over balloons and cake. 🎈🎉
... See MoreSee Less

Today marks the 10th anniversary of childrens services at #TPCH 🥳
 
The service, which includes the childrens emergency department, childrens ward (including ED short stay unit and inpatient paediatric and surgical) and childrens outpatients department, has experienced constant growth in the number of patients who require care and treatment from our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff.
 
TPCH childrens service is today the second busiest childrens emergency department in southeast Queensland!
 
To mark a decade of caring for kids, the team celebrated with some of their little patients over balloons and cake. 🎈🎉

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Happy 10th Birthday Children’s Services.

Congratulations Sue and team! Amazing work you do ❤️

My Son Jordan was born at TPCH on the 2nd August 2000, under the wonderful guidance of Dr Dorothy Radford. 🙏❤️

Our son was admitted here in June at only two weeks old when he was unwell with RSV and bronchiolitis. Such an amazing team! 💛

I remember those faces so well ❤️. And beautiful Hayley Murray you are looking phenomenal Mrs Super-Mum 🦸🏻‍♀️💪🏼

So very proud to be part of such an amazing team of beautiful people ❤

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday !! 💕 🥳 🎂

Best ED !

Remedy for blisters, std, coldsore hairgrowth and other kind of health issues available @dr ayo I was cured permanently from Herpes and High blood pressure after using his herbs and it's works perfectly with no side effects. If you are having any kind of health issues do not hastate to send a DM WhatsApp +2347042582988 email dr.ayoherbalhome01@gmail.com www.facebook.com/drayoherbal

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2 weeks ago

#TPCH patient Anthony was teaching a karate class in 2008 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. With a 3% survival rate, and having various heart failure issues prior to this, it felt like the odds were stacked against him from the beginning but his fighting spirit endured.

In March 2017 he took up residence at the #TPCH Heart Failure unit, where he shared a room with 3 other men who had joined Anthony in open heart surgery and proudly sported the same visible scar. They jokingly dubbed themselves the 'Zipper Club'.

The awesome foursome and their families remained very close friends since the day they met. Anthony went on the heart transplant list in December 2021 as his health continued to decline, but sadly one of his pals would not make it, passing away from Leukemia earlier this year. The day after his Zipper Club mate passed away, Anthony received the call that would change his life - they had found a potential heart match and he was to head to hospital that night.

56 year-old Anthony, known affectionately as Stretch, is now recovering from his heart transplant and doing well with a commitment to living his life to the fullest.

"I know I'm a good person but this is not an opportunity you get very often, so I want to make sure the donor's legacy lives on. For a family to give up something like that while you're grieving, I just want to do that justice," he said.

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#TPCH patient Anthony was teaching a karate class in 2008 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. With a 3% survival rate, and having various heart failure issues prior to this, it felt like the odds were stacked against him from the beginning but his fighting spirit endured. 

In March 2017 he took up residence at the #TPCH Heart Failure unit, where he shared a room with 3 other men who had joined Anthony in open heart surgery and proudly sported the same visible scar. They jokingly dubbed themselves the Zipper Club. 

The awesome foursome and their families remained very close friends since the day they met. Anthony went on the heart transplant list in December 2021 as his health continued to decline, but sadly one of his pals would not make it, passing away from Leukemia earlier this year. The day after his Zipper Club mate passed away, Anthony received the call that would change his life - they had found a potential heart match and he was to head to hospital that night. 

56 year-old Anthony, known affectionately as Stretch, is now recovering from his heart transplant and doing well with a commitment to living his life to the fullest. 

I know Im a good person but this is not an opportunity you get very often, so I want to make sure the donors legacy lives on. For a family to give up something like that while youre grieving, I just want to do that justice, he said.

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Well sleeping certainly wasn't on the agenda.. So the last 4 weeks... Stretch Bragg Heart Transplant... The Journey We were on and continue on... So Many things going through my mind day after day... I remember saying to stretch "don't ever give up and stop the climb", knowing at the time the hardest part of the challenges was the fact that we did not have the answers or a way out of them...I kept thinking I can't change it, but I can change the way I react to it...I continued to find light and something that shined even in the darkness...surving the darkest hour, rising up against the odds and lifting our selves up, finding our strength and finding our way...always believing that great things were just around the corner...staying strong and going on even when we were tired, always believing in what could be.... Nelson Mandella once said "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it" I Held on to this in my mind day after day, week after week.. Accepting that some things are out of our control, I tried to identify the things that I could not change and focus on what we gained each and every day...it is always our attitude at the beginning of any difficult time which more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome...I kept firm with my belief when a defining moment comes along in your life, you can do one of two things....Define the moment or let it define you....with each new day came new strength and new thoughts....strength can only come through continuous effort and struggles. I have learnt many times you never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice....A calm mind brings inner strength and self confidence....I kept thinking the struggle your having today, is developing the strength you need for tomorrow...I tried every day to continue to remain intensly focused on the outcome, not any obstacles that were in our way....you can find the power and the capacity of your own human spirit....getting through the hard times and overcoming adversity, challenges and obstacles was a reminder to myself of the resilience that lies within me...There was a reason for every moment but it gave me strength to stand....Every moment was taking pieces of me...A roller coaster of emotions.... yes we are now sitting at just over 4 weeks since the surgery and we are seeing light at the end of the first tunnel of this massive journey... Stretch is a champion, he is continuing to come through every aspect day by day we are now focused on getting him stronger and getting him up and moving, walking etc so we can get him home... I would like to sincerely thank each and every member of Staff, Doctors and Specalists that have given it their all and fought as hard as we have to get where we are... Thankyou to our family and friends for all their encouragement well wishes, and messages you have all helped us on this journey xxxx And most of all the amazing human that gave us this gift of life....

So happy to hear this news! ❤️ (Cherryl from Cardiac Rehab CCDT)

This made me cry 😭 Thankyou to whom ever gave Stretch this opportunity to live on, you will always be a part of him & if you knew him, you’d be ever so proud, as he is an amazing human & he will be forever grateful ❤️ sending you all love! I’m so bloody happy for you all xxo

Hope you continue on the mend, may God bless you! From “room 12”

So happy for you all life really is full of fight and by the sounds of it your brother is a fighter What a special gift organ donors are love to you all xx

Seeing this has brought tears to my eyes and made my day. All the best with your recovery Stretch I know with your determination and Paula’s support you will smash it ❤️

Fantastic news Stretch and Paula.What a team ❤️

Fantastic news Stretch.. all the best in living the fullest life!

Thank you for sending this Paula, Anthony you look so good ❤️ try and stay positive- you are SO strong and remember we are praying for you every day. Much love Cuz and Paula xx

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Glad you are on the mend , stay positive & all the best.

Such a beautiful real life story Paula and Streach I know Bill be. So happy for his mate Nice to see sitting up smiling all the very best xo

OK guys please stay calm however team have told me stretch is having rejection he started small decline in breathing last night and this morning had trouble he overnight had a fluid overload so he is being moved back to ccu they will be pumping him flat out with high doses of steroids, and monitoring him closely.. Not what we want will let you know how the day unfolds sorry to be the bearer of this news xx

It is good a photo of him he is looking good sending hugs

Beautiful. You've done well against the odds mate. You have the best person by your side too. All the best wishes and love from the Crampsie's. ♥️

Stretch Bragg you #legend you are a awesome friend and deserve this 200% the most caring and giving person I know, thank you to Paula Bragg for being stretcho’s rock, so strong and supportive 🥇❤️ to the team of people at Prince Charles looking after the Big Man you are all #legends ❤️💙 thank you for looking after our mate 😘

Wow what a story!!! All the best with recovering!!

Wow how very exciting. Good on you. Have a wonderful life

Hope all goes well for you Stretch ❤️

Good to see you looking so well again Stretch. ❤️

Love and strength to you stretch and Paula ❤️❤️

Yes you are definitely on the mend. Looking good. Slowly, Slowly does the trick. 🌻🌻🌻

Wow remember him from camp quality days.

Katherine what a beautiful story, almost brought a tear to my eye

There’s the Stretch we know and love😘😘

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When Tim told his wife that he was too tired to go to the movies, she knew something wasn't quite right. Over the next 20 years, Tim would experience various ups and downs with his health, until November 2021 where his cardiac performance rapidly declined.

49 year-old Tim was referred to the Cardio Failure team at #TPCH where he was deemed a candidate for a heart transplant earlier this year. Once Tim was placed onto the list, he received his new heart just 7 days later. His wife and 3 daughters have been by his side during the entire process.

"I am so overwhelmed, in terms of how do I deserve this sort of thing? I'm very thankful to the family of the donor. It's so wonderful that this is even possible and that people are willing to do something like this," Tim said tearfully.

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When Tim told his wife that he was too tired to go to the movies, she knew something wasnt quite right. Over the next 20 years, Tim would experience various ups and downs with his health, until November 2021 where his cardiac performance rapidly declined. 

49 year-old Tim was referred to the Cardio Failure team at #TPCH where he was deemed a candidate for a heart transplant earlier this year. Once Tim was placed onto the list, he received his new heart just 7 days later. His wife and 3 daughters have been by his side during the entire process. 

I am so overwhelmed, in terms of how do I deserve this sort of thing? Im very thankful to the family of the donor. Its so wonderful that this is even possible and that people are willing to do something like this, Tim said tearfully. 

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Thanks all, I’m very appreciative of the professionalism and care I received from the doctors, nurses, physios and others while in the Prince Charles hospital. Continuing my recovery at home.

All the very best to you Tim. The TPCH Heart Failure team are absolute angels. They've been caring for me since January and I absolutely thank and praise every one of them! Top work everyone.

This is why organ donation is so important. You can’t take it with you !

I was just having that conversation yday with my 11year old daughter! Re organ donation/ eg of heart transplant. Thankyou for sharing your story. I wish you every bit of happiness and health. And to the organ donor that's priceless.

Thank you for sharing this. Good luck to Tim and his family. Such a great outcome. Reinforces why we have organ donation 💕

Bless you Tim Hocking . Don't overthink it, one day at time. Everyone deserves a second chance. Stay strong, keep your faith, and let those who can help, help you❤

Go Tim. Honour your donor and celebrate yourself! 🎉👍

My gosh I watched some of your journey we were travelling through our own heart transplant right next door Tim in room 13.... So glad that your journey has gone well ...All the best For Your Future New Lease On Life xx

Thanks for sharing your story and honouring your donor!! ♥️

Congratulations enjoy every moment of the rest of your life

I hope the family of the donor read this story. You are definitely one lucky man (and no doubt so appreciative of the donor and their family). Live long and prosper. Do them proud.

It is nice to hear that this is successful.

I hope this is the start of a very healthy long life for you and your family Tim 🥰 and thank you to the family whose loved one has given the greatest gift of all despite their immense grief and suffering 😔💕

Wishing you a long and fabulous life Tim, just as your donor family would have wished for you.

Wishing you all the very best of everything Tim. Take good care of yourself. A priceless gift. xxx

Amazing hospital

Good luck Tim! Hope all goes well. Live each day to the fullest! Enjoy! ♥️

May you thrive with your new heart Tim. Thank you to your donor for registering their wishes and to their family for carrying out those wishes during such a difficult time.

Wishing you good health and happiness in the future! It is the greatest gift! ❤️

All the best Tim.

Is Brother Hocking on the improve now?

All the best Tim ❤️

Your new life has just begun Tim 💖

❤️wow only 7 days on the list. Barbara Williams Nicola Carruthers

Congratulations Tim.

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21 hours ago

Have you ever heard of leisure therapy? Cara is a senior leisure therapist at #TPCH who has jumped out of planes with her patients, ridden the slopes and gone out for dinner - all in a day's work, to assist with recovery for those that have suffered a health event like a stroke.

She works with her patients to build a new normal, assisting with functional capabilities that bring them joy, that might now be difficult following their health event.

“It’s about improving their quality of life - I can take them lawn bowling, fishing or knitting for example. We explore what the patient can functionally do now, and educate them on that,” she said. 🎳🧶🎣

"I am meeting meeting people at a very vulnerable time. It’s a privilege to be a visitor in their health journey and give them opportunity to regain aspects of their lifestyle." ❤️

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Have you ever heard of leisure therapy? Cara is a senior leisure therapist at #TPCH who has jumped out of planes with her patients, ridden the slopes and gone out for dinner - all in a days work, to assist with recovery for those that have suffered a health event like a stroke.  

She works with her patients to build a new normal, assisting with functional capabilities that bring them joy, that might now be difficult following their health event. 

“It’s about improving their quality of life -  I can take them lawn bowling, fishing or knitting for example. We explore what the patient can functionally do now, and educate them on that,” she said. 🎳🧶🎣

I am meeting meeting people at a very vulnerable time. It’s a privilege to be a visitor in their health journey and give them opportunity to regain aspects of their lifestyle. ❤️

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An amazing clinician. An incredible Mother. Beautiful wife. Much loved daughter (IL), sister, Aunty and niece. Surround yourself with incredible people like this amazing women.

Wonderful recognition for an important profession and amazing therapist!

You do such a fantastic job Cara, no matter where you are working your dedication is to be admired.

You are truly amazing Cara Von Dohren. You definitely found your true home and calling at CBRT 💖

Congratulations Cara. They are lucky to have you changing their lives xx

Well if leisure therapists need to be able to jump out of planes Cara Von Dohren I think I will be sticking with physio profession 😬

My amazing, dedicated and clever friend, what a rockstar 👏🙌

You helped Blair and I so much Cara. Couldn’t thank you enough. 💖

Well done Cara! You are Amazing 🥰

Wonderful words for a truly lovely person! 🤩

Finding a new normal is such a protective factor against despair. ❤️

Fantastic Cara, your a Star ⭐️

Great work Cara! You do an amazing job 💕

Yaaay Cara you are amazing keep up the good work 😊 we are lucky to have you on our team

Well deserved recognition Cara Von Dohren 👏, aka leisure therapist extraordinaire!!

Keep up the good work Cara!

Cara what a wonderful job you have. I’m jealous.

Such a superstar ❤️

Cracking work sis 🙌🏻🙌🏻

Awesome lady

Kim Brindley you should do this, you’d be great at it

Fantastic Cara Von Dohren ❤️

Josh Davidson leisure therapy next?

Vanessa Ward ??

You are Amazing Cara Von Dohren 💕

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4 days ago

“Having designed electronic equipment for many years, I felt very comfortable having this new procedure based on electric pulses. I know the rigour that goes into designing new medical electronic systems, so it was a great privilege to be the first patient to receive this.”

#MondayMantra 💭 John, 68 years-old, former electronics engineer and TPCH cardiac patient who received world-first Pulse Field Ablation surgery. ❤️‍🔥
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“Having designed electronic equipment for many years, I felt very comfortable having this new procedure based on electric pulses. I know the rigour that goes into designing new medical electronic systems, so it was a great privilege to be the first patient to receive this.”

#MondayMantra 💭 John, 68 years-old, former electronics engineer and TPCH cardiac patient who received world-first Pulse Field Ablation surgery. ❤️‍🔥

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5 days ago

13 year old Sienna was having a typical morning like any other when she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. A quick trip #TPCH Kids Emergency Department revealed she had appendicitis.

Sienna was booked in for an appendectomy which is the removal of the appendix that very same morning. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and infected. Interestingly, you can live a normal life without your appendix!

Sienna will need some time to recover, then is keen to get back to her cheer squad, and netball team who are missing her greatly. 🤸‍♀️
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13 year old Sienna was having a typical morning like any other when she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen. A quick trip #TPCH Kids Emergency Department revealed she had appendicitis. 

Sienna was booked in for an appendectomy which is the removal of the appendix that very same morning. Appendectomy is a common emergency surgery when your appendix becomes sore, swollen and infected. Interestingly, you can live a normal life without your appendix!

Sienna will need some time to recover, then is keen to get back to her cheer squad, and netball team who are missing her greatly. 🤸‍♀️

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Speedy recovery. Super brave girl. Thankyou for sharing your story.

Get well soon my 7 year old nephew had his out about a month ago

Feel better soon Sienna

Hope you are feeling better soon Sienna

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6 days ago

Today marks the 10th anniversary of children's services at #TPCH 🥳

The service, which includes the children's emergency department, children's ward (including ED short stay unit and inpatient paediatric and surgical) and children's outpatients department, has experienced constant growth in the number of patients who require care and treatment from our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff.

TPCH children's service is today the second busiest children's emergency department in southeast Queensland!

To mark a decade of caring for kids, the team celebrated with some of their little patients over balloons and cake. 🎈🎉
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Today marks the 10th anniversary of childrens services at #TPCH 🥳
 
The service, which includes the childrens emergency department, childrens ward (including ED short stay unit and inpatient paediatric and surgical) and childrens outpatients department, has experienced constant growth in the number of patients who require care and treatment from our dedicated multidisciplinary team of staff.
 
TPCH childrens service is today the second busiest childrens emergency department in southeast Queensland!
 
To mark a decade of caring for kids, the team celebrated with some of their little patients over balloons and cake. 🎈🎉

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Happy 10th Birthday Children’s Services.

Congratulations Sue and team! Amazing work you do ❤️

My Son Jordan was born at TPCH on the 2nd August 2000, under the wonderful guidance of Dr Dorothy Radford. 🙏❤️

Our son was admitted here in June at only two weeks old when he was unwell with RSV and bronchiolitis. Such an amazing team! 💛

I remember those faces so well ❤️. And beautiful Hayley Murray you are looking phenomenal Mrs Super-Mum 🦸🏻‍♀️💪🏼

So very proud to be part of such an amazing team of beautiful people ❤

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday !! 💕 🥳 🎂

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2 weeks ago

#TPCH patient Anthony was teaching a karate class in 2008 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. With a 3% survival rate, and having various heart failure issues prior to this, it felt like the odds were stacked against him from the beginning but his fighting spirit endured.

In March 2017 he took up residence at the #TPCH Heart Failure unit, where he shared a room with 3 other men who had joined Anthony in open heart surgery and proudly sported the same visible scar. They jokingly dubbed themselves the 'Zipper Club'.

The awesome foursome and their families remained very close friends since the day they met. Anthony went on the heart transplant list in December 2021 as his health continued to decline, but sadly one of his pals would not make it, passing away from Leukemia earlier this year. The day after his Zipper Club mate passed away, Anthony received the call that would change his life - they had found a potential heart match and he was to head to hospital that night.

56 year-old Anthony, known affectionately as Stretch, is now recovering from his heart transplant and doing well with a commitment to living his life to the fullest.

"I know I'm a good person but this is not an opportunity you get very often, so I want to make sure the donor's legacy lives on. For a family to give up something like that while you're grieving, I just want to do that justice," he said.

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#TPCH patient Anthony was teaching a karate class in 2008 when he suffered a cardiac arrest. With a 3% survival rate, and having various heart failure issues prior to this, it felt like the odds were stacked against him from the beginning but his fighting spirit endured. 

In March 2017 he took up residence at the #TPCH Heart Failure unit, where he shared a room with 3 other men who had joined Anthony in open heart surgery and proudly sported the same visible scar. They jokingly dubbed themselves the Zipper Club. 

The awesome foursome and their families remained very close friends since the day they met. Anthony went on the heart transplant list in December 2021 as his health continued to decline, but sadly one of his pals would not make it, passing away from Leukemia earlier this year. The day after his Zipper Club mate passed away, Anthony received the call that would change his life - they had found a potential heart match and he was to head to hospital that night. 

56 year-old Anthony, known affectionately as Stretch, is now recovering from his heart transplant and doing well with a commitment to living his life to the fullest. 

I know Im a good person but this is not an opportunity you get very often, so I want to make sure the donors legacy lives on. For a family to give up something like that while youre grieving, I just want to do that justice, he said.

#DonateLifeWeek❤️

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Well sleeping certainly wasn't on the agenda.. So the last 4 weeks... Stretch Bragg Heart Transplant... The Journey We were on and continue on... So Many things going through my mind day after day... I remember saying to stretch "don't ever give up and stop the climb", knowing at the time the hardest part of the challenges was the fact that we did not have the answers or a way out of them...I kept thinking I can't change it, but I can change the way I react to it...I continued to find light and something that shined even in the darkness...surving the darkest hour, rising up against the odds and lifting our selves up, finding our strength and finding our way...always believing that great things were just around the corner...staying strong and going on even when we were tired, always believing in what could be.... Nelson Mandella once said "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it" I Held on to this in my mind day after day, week after week.. Accepting that some things are out of our control, I tried to identify the things that I could not change and focus on what we gained each and every day...it is always our attitude at the beginning of any difficult time which more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome...I kept firm with my belief when a defining moment comes along in your life, you can do one of two things....Define the moment or let it define you....with each new day came new strength and new thoughts....strength can only come through continuous effort and struggles. I have learnt many times you never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice....A calm mind brings inner strength and self confidence....I kept thinking the struggle your having today, is developing the strength you need for tomorrow...I tried every day to continue to remain intensly focused on the outcome, not any obstacles that were in our way....you can find the power and the capacity of your own human spirit....getting through the hard times and overcoming adversity, challenges and obstacles was a reminder to myself of the resilience that lies within me...There was a reason for every moment but it gave me strength to stand....Every moment was taking pieces of me...A roller coaster of emotions.... yes we are now sitting at just over 4 weeks since the surgery and we are seeing light at the end of the first tunnel of this massive journey... Stretch is a champion, he is continuing to come through every aspect day by day we are now focused on getting him stronger and getting him up and moving, walking etc so we can get him home... I would like to sincerely thank each and every member of Staff, Doctors and Specalists that have given it their all and fought as hard as we have to get where we are... Thankyou to our family and friends for all their encouragement well wishes, and messages you have all helped us on this journey xxxx And most of all the amazing human that gave us this gift of life....

So happy to hear this news! ❤️ (Cherryl from Cardiac Rehab CCDT)

This made me cry 😭 Thankyou to whom ever gave Stretch this opportunity to live on, you will always be a part of him & if you knew him, you’d be ever so proud, as he is an amazing human & he will be forever grateful ❤️ sending you all love! I’m so bloody happy for you all xxo

Hope you continue on the mend, may God bless you! From “room 12”

So happy for you all life really is full of fight and by the sounds of it your brother is a fighter What a special gift organ donors are love to you all xx

Seeing this has brought tears to my eyes and made my day. All the best with your recovery Stretch I know with your determination and Paula’s support you will smash it ❤️

Fantastic news Stretch and Paula.What a team ❤️

Fantastic news Stretch.. all the best in living the fullest life!

Thank you for sending this Paula, Anthony you look so good ❤️ try and stay positive- you are SO strong and remember we are praying for you every day. Much love Cuz and Paula xx

Thankyou For "The Gift Of Life"

Glad you are on the mend , stay positive & all the best.

Such a beautiful real life story Paula and Streach I know Bill be. So happy for his mate Nice to see sitting up smiling all the very best xo

OK guys please stay calm however team have told me stretch is having rejection he started small decline in breathing last night and this morning had trouble he overnight had a fluid overload so he is being moved back to ccu they will be pumping him flat out with high doses of steroids, and monitoring him closely.. Not what we want will let you know how the day unfolds sorry to be the bearer of this news xx

It is good a photo of him he is looking good sending hugs

Beautiful. You've done well against the odds mate. You have the best person by your side too. All the best wishes and love from the Crampsie's. ♥️

Stretch Bragg you #legend you are a awesome friend and deserve this 200% the most caring and giving person I know, thank you to Paula Bragg for being stretcho’s rock, so strong and supportive 🥇❤️ to the team of people at Prince Charles looking after the Big Man you are all #legends ❤️💙 thank you for looking after our mate 😘

Wow what a story!!! All the best with recovering!!

Wow how very exciting. Good on you. Have a wonderful life

Hope all goes well for you Stretch ❤️

Good to see you looking so well again Stretch. ❤️

Love and strength to you stretch and Paula ❤️❤️

Yes you are definitely on the mend. Looking good. Slowly, Slowly does the trick. 🌻🌻🌻

Wow remember him from camp quality days.

Katherine what a beautiful story, almost brought a tear to my eye

There’s the Stretch we know and love😘😘

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2 weeks ago

When Tim told his wife that he was too tired to go to the movies, she knew something wasn't quite right. Over the next 20 years, Tim would experience various ups and downs with his health, until November 2021 where his cardiac performance rapidly declined.

49 year-old Tim was referred to the Cardio Failure team at #TPCH where he was deemed a candidate for a heart transplant earlier this year. Once Tim was placed onto the list, he received his new heart just 7 days later. His wife and 3 daughters have been by his side during the entire process.

"I am so overwhelmed, in terms of how do I deserve this sort of thing? I'm very thankful to the family of the donor. It's so wonderful that this is even possible and that people are willing to do something like this," Tim said tearfully.

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When Tim told his wife that he was too tired to go to the movies, she knew something wasnt quite right. Over the next 20 years, Tim would experience various ups and downs with his health, until November 2021 where his cardiac performance rapidly declined. 

49 year-old Tim was referred to the Cardio Failure team at #TPCH where he was deemed a candidate for a heart transplant earlier this year. Once Tim was placed onto the list, he received his new heart just 7 days later. His wife and 3 daughters have been by his side during the entire process. 

I am so overwhelmed, in terms of how do I deserve this sort of thing? Im very thankful to the family of the donor. Its so wonderful that this is even possible and that people are willing to do something like this, Tim said tearfully. 

#DonateLifeWeek ♥️

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Thanks all, I’m very appreciative of the professionalism and care I received from the doctors, nurses, physios and others while in the Prince Charles hospital. Continuing my recovery at home.

All the very best to you Tim. The TPCH Heart Failure team are absolute angels. They've been caring for me since January and I absolutely thank and praise every one of them! Top work everyone.

This is why organ donation is so important. You can’t take it with you !

I was just having that conversation yday with my 11year old daughter! Re organ donation/ eg of heart transplant. Thankyou for sharing your story. I wish you every bit of happiness and health. And to the organ donor that's priceless.

Thank you for sharing this. Good luck to Tim and his family. Such a great outcome. Reinforces why we have organ donation 💕

Bless you Tim Hocking . Don't overthink it, one day at time. Everyone deserves a second chance. Stay strong, keep your faith, and let those who can help, help you❤

Go Tim. Honour your donor and celebrate yourself! 🎉👍

My gosh I watched some of your journey we were travelling through our own heart transplant right next door Tim in room 13.... So glad that your journey has gone well ...All the best For Your Future New Lease On Life xx

Thanks for sharing your story and honouring your donor!! ♥️

Congratulations enjoy every moment of the rest of your life

I hope the family of the donor read this story. You are definitely one lucky man (and no doubt so appreciative of the donor and their family). Live long and prosper. Do them proud.

It is nice to hear that this is successful.

I hope this is the start of a very healthy long life for you and your family Tim 🥰 and thank you to the family whose loved one has given the greatest gift of all despite their immense grief and suffering 😔💕

Wishing you a long and fabulous life Tim, just as your donor family would have wished for you.

Wishing you all the very best of everything Tim. Take good care of yourself. A priceless gift. xxx

Amazing hospital

Good luck Tim! Hope all goes well. Live each day to the fullest! Enjoy! ♥️

May you thrive with your new heart Tim. Thank you to your donor for registering their wishes and to their family for carrying out those wishes during such a difficult time.

Wishing you good health and happiness in the future! It is the greatest gift! ❤️

All the best Tim.

Is Brother Hocking on the improve now?

All the best Tim ❤️

Your new life has just begun Tim 💖

❤️wow only 7 days on the list. Barbara Williams Nicola Carruthers

Congratulations Tim.

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