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Medicine for the heart

14 February 2024|

Junior doctor couple Poppy Heffernan and Nick Thompson have their hearts in the right place. The two budding medics decided to devote their lives to caring for others through medicine.

Beat the heat with what you eat

6 February 2024|

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.

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4 days ago

"My heart has a type of rhythm that responds better to cardiac shock. I have ended up staying in hospital a bit longer due to an infection in my leg, but if that hadn't have happened, they wouldn't have suggested this new treatment for my heart. Everything happens for a reason. I am semi-retired and looking forward to enjoying retirement, but I know I will get bored and end up volunteering."

#MondayMantra ☁️ Robert, 67 years old, TPCH cardiac patient awaiting treatment for abnormal rhythm.
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My heart has a type of rhythm that responds better to cardiac shock. I have ended up staying in hospital a bit longer due to an infection in my leg, but if that hadnt have happened, they wouldnt have suggested this new treatment for my heart. Everything happens for a reason. I am semi-retired and looking forward to enjoying retirement, but I know I will get bored and end up volunteering. 

#MondayMantra ☁️ Robert, 67 years old, TPCH cardiac patient awaiting treatment for abnormal rhythm.

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Get well soon

Get well soon Robert and enjoy retirement. ❤️‍🩹

Such a positive outlook Robert. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Stay positive and be cool. Wish you quick recovery

I just recently got discharged from the PCH after 9 days with heart failure and kidney disease,the staff there are so helpful and caring .

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2 weeks ago

Our TPCH transplant retrieval team consists of a surgeon and two nurses, who can receive a call at any time of day or night to retrieve a donor heart or lung. ❤️

As a perfusion nurse, Joel assists in theatre by running certain fluids and drugs through the organ/s to help preserve them until transplanted into the new recipient.

"There is such enormity to the whole process going on in the background from working closely with Donate life, matching of blood type, size and antibodies to a recipient, to checking the organ is in working order, then our role of the retrieving," Joel said.

"The retrieval team act immediately and quickly as we know that a heart can last up to 4 hours, and lungs can last between 6-8 hours as we transport the organs."

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to the transplant retrieval team for all they do and for giving hearts (and lungs) to those who need them most.
... See MoreSee Less

Our TPCH transplant retrieval team consists of a surgeon and two nurses, who can receive a call at any time of day or night to retrieve a donor heart or lung. ❤️

As a perfusion nurse, Joel assists in theatre by running certain fluids and drugs through the organ/s to help preserve them until transplanted into the new recipient.

There is such enormity to the whole process going on in the background from working closely with Donate life, matching of blood type, size and antibodies to a recipient, to checking the organ is in working order, then our role of the retrieving, Joel said.

The retrieval team act immediately and quickly as we know that a heart can last up to 4 hours, and lungs can last between 6-8 hours as we transport the organs. 

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to the transplant retrieval team for all they do and for giving hearts (and lungs) to those who need them most.

Comment on Facebook

Well done Joel awesome work

Thank you Joel to you and your team, we've benefited from your awesome expertise and really appreciate it! Very grateful to the medics and the donor family.

Awesome work!!

Our transplant team are an incredible team of caring people and make us feel like part of a big family . We are so lucky to have them. 🫁❤️

Great work Joel!

Love this Joley!!! So nice to see your face.. always an amazing nurse! Miss you ❤️

Keep up the great work Joel and the transplant team.

Awesome work guys!

The transplant team are an amazing bunch of caring people. We are very lucky to have them.

Thanks Joel

One of the best ❤️

Yay Joel and Tx Team ❤️💛🖤

My partner is a heart transplant recipient from PCH! Thank You for everything you do 💓

Always there with a smile and kind words. Great person

👏🏼

Thankyou Joel for everything you do!!!

You also provide exceptional care post transplant. Thank you!

Looking good Joel 👏

Awesome work

As a transplant recipient I can’t say enough how grateful for Joel and the rest of the transplant team.

Nice to see a familiar face 😉😁

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2 weeks ago

Roses are red, violets are blue, we've got a job just perfect for you. 🌹

We're focussing on hearts all this week for Valentine's Day and TPCH clinical measurements scientist, Jennifer knows all about them!

Jennifer and the team perform echocardiograms on approximately 100 hearts per day looking for any abnormalities.

This diagnostic-based team use various types of cardiac related testing such as stress testing on a treadmill, holster monitoring and pacemaker checks, and pass their findings onto the patient's treating team who will decide what treatment is best.

"We are the largest cardiology department in the southern hemisphere and see a lot of hearts! But hopefully no broken hearts today on Valentine's Day," Jennifer said. ❤️‍🩹

If you've got the heart to join this specialist cardiac clinical measurements services team, then apply here: bit.ly/3SxqR70 #WorkforusWednesday
... See MoreSee Less

Roses are red, violets are blue, weve got a job just perfect for you. 🌹

Were focussing on hearts all this week for Valentines Day and TPCH clinical measurements scientist, Jennifer knows all about them!

Jennifer and the team perform echocardiograms on approximately 100 hearts per day looking for any abnormalities. 

This diagnostic-based team use various types of cardiac related testing such as stress testing on a treadmill, holster monitoring and pacemaker checks, and pass their findings onto the patients treating team who will decide what treatment is best. 

We are the largest cardiology department in the southern hemisphere and see a lot of hearts! But hopefully no broken hearts today on Valentines Day, Jennifer said. ❤️‍🩹

If youve got the heart to join this specialist cardiac clinical measurements services team, then apply here: https://bit.ly/3SxqR70 #WorkforusWednesday

Comment on Facebook

A great team 👍🏻

Cameron

Stop westing people time 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡big shame to all of you and your family’s,,,,,,,,,,,,😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

3 weeks ago

Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) PhD candidate and TPCH physio Luke has become the first physiotherapist in Queensland to be accredited in lung ultrasound. 🫁

The accreditation was funded by The Common Good and will allow Luke to undertake rapid examinations at the patient bedside while eliminating exposure from chest x-rays as well as reducing wait times.

“Ultrasound is an excellent tool to identify and diagnose several lung conditions, such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pulmonary edema, quickly and reliably," he said.

“In contrast to other countries, the uptake of bedside lung ultrasound is in its infancy here in Australia, so I’m looking forward to applying this skill in both research and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes." 🏥
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Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) PhD candidate and TPCH physio Luke has become the first physiotherapist in Queensland to be accredited in lung ultrasound. 🫁

The accreditation was funded by The Common Good and will allow Luke to undertake rapid examinations at the patient bedside while eliminating exposure from chest x-rays as well as reducing wait times. 

“Ultrasound is an excellent tool to identify and diagnose several lung conditions, such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pulmonary edema, quickly and reliably, he said.

“In contrast to other countries, the uptake of bedside lung ultrasound is in its infancy here in Australia, so I’m looking forward to applying this skill in both research and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. 🏥

Comment on Facebook

Great job Luke!!!

Tas awesome Luke !! Would be lovely to learn it from you too !!

Congrats Luke so proud and excited for your future

Awesome work Luke Churchill 🤗 well done

Amazing work Lukey!

Great Job Luke 👏👏👏

Go Luke!

Well done Luke! What a legend!

Wow this is such great progress in care!

Awesome work

Well done Luke! 👏 👊

Great work

Tuscany Attard

Congratulations Luke.

You’re the best Luke. Thank you

Shame on you Metro north health 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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3 weeks ago

Eating disorders are common in Australia with 1 in 9 experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime.

TPCH dietitians Donna and Georgia have recently became credentialled eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) and now have formal recognition to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment.

"We are completing the same role at the hospital providing nutrition interventions for patients with eating disorders in both acute medical wards and TPCH mental health unit, but now we are formally recognised. " Georgia said.

"Eating disorders do not discriminate, we see patient groups of all ages and genders, and treat all types of disorders like anorexia, bulimia, ARFID and binge eating."

There is a national help line for eating disorders available 24/7 through the Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 or visit butterfly.org.au/

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏 to Georgia and Donna on their recent new credentials.
... See MoreSee Less

Eating disorders are common in Australia with 1 in 9 experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime. 

TPCH dietitians Donna and Georgia have recently became credentialled eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) and now have formal recognition to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment.

We are completing the same role at the hospital providing nutrition interventions for patients with eating disorders in both acute medical wards and TPCH mental health unit, but now we are formally recognised.  Georgia said. 

Eating disorders do not discriminate, we see patient groups of all ages and genders, and treat all types of disorders like anorexia, bulimia, ARFID and binge eating.

There is a national help line for eating disorders available 24/7 through the Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 or visit https://butterfly.org.au/

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏 to Georgia and Donna on their recent new credentials.

Comment on Facebook

Awesome work

Excellent work. Thanks!

Fantastic clinicians! Thanks for the work you both do in this space! ✨

This is a fantastic asset to MN 👏🏼

Congrats and thank you Georgia and Donna 👏👏👏

Congratulations 👏🎉💐 I wish you happy day and good health 🌻

Well done Georgia and Donna!

Congratulations Georgia and Donna xx

Congrats G&D !

Congratulations ladies.You are so needed to help people with eating disorders

Shame on you Metro north health all of you form  reception to the nurses😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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Latest news


Medicine for the heart

14 February 2024|

Junior doctor couple Poppy Heffernan and Nick Thompson have their hearts in the right place. The two budding medics decided to devote their lives to caring for others through medicine.

More news

Events


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TPCH Expansion Project Banner
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The Prince Charles Hospital

Rode Road
CHERMSIDE QLD 4032

Phone: (07) 3139 4000

#Nextcare Health Conference - Click for more information and to register

/ MetroNorthHHS

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4 days ago

"My heart has a type of rhythm that responds better to cardiac shock. I have ended up staying in hospital a bit longer due to an infection in my leg, but if that hadn't have happened, they wouldn't have suggested this new treatment for my heart. Everything happens for a reason. I am semi-retired and looking forward to enjoying retirement, but I know I will get bored and end up volunteering."

#MondayMantra ☁️ Robert, 67 years old, TPCH cardiac patient awaiting treatment for abnormal rhythm.
... See MoreSee Less

My heart has a type of rhythm that responds better to cardiac shock. I have ended up staying in hospital a bit longer due to an infection in my leg, but if that hadnt have happened, they wouldnt have suggested this new treatment for my heart. Everything happens for a reason. I am semi-retired and looking forward to enjoying retirement, but I know I will get bored and end up volunteering. 

#MondayMantra ☁️ Robert, 67 years old, TPCH cardiac patient awaiting treatment for abnormal rhythm.

Comment on Facebook

Get well soon

Get well soon Robert and enjoy retirement. ❤️‍🩹

Such a positive outlook Robert. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Stay positive and be cool. Wish you quick recovery

I just recently got discharged from the PCH after 9 days with heart failure and kidney disease,the staff there are so helpful and caring .

View more comments

2 weeks ago

Our TPCH transplant retrieval team consists of a surgeon and two nurses, who can receive a call at any time of day or night to retrieve a donor heart or lung. ❤️

As a perfusion nurse, Joel assists in theatre by running certain fluids and drugs through the organ/s to help preserve them until transplanted into the new recipient.

"There is such enormity to the whole process going on in the background from working closely with Donate life, matching of blood type, size and antibodies to a recipient, to checking the organ is in working order, then our role of the retrieving," Joel said.

"The retrieval team act immediately and quickly as we know that a heart can last up to 4 hours, and lungs can last between 6-8 hours as we transport the organs."

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to the transplant retrieval team for all they do and for giving hearts (and lungs) to those who need them most.
... See MoreSee Less

Our TPCH transplant retrieval team consists of a surgeon and two nurses, who can receive a call at any time of day or night to retrieve a donor heart or lung. ❤️

As a perfusion nurse, Joel assists in theatre by running certain fluids and drugs through the organ/s to help preserve them until transplanted into the new recipient.

There is such enormity to the whole process going on in the background from working closely with Donate life, matching of blood type, size and antibodies to a recipient, to checking the organ is in working order, then our role of the retrieving, Joel said.

The retrieval team act immediately and quickly as we know that a heart can last up to 4 hours, and lungs can last between 6-8 hours as we transport the organs. 

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to the transplant retrieval team for all they do and for giving hearts (and lungs) to those who need them most.

Comment on Facebook

Well done Joel awesome work

Thank you Joel to you and your team, we've benefited from your awesome expertise and really appreciate it! Very grateful to the medics and the donor family.

Awesome work!!

Our transplant team are an incredible team of caring people and make us feel like part of a big family . We are so lucky to have them. 🫁❤️

Great work Joel!

Love this Joley!!! So nice to see your face.. always an amazing nurse! Miss you ❤️

Keep up the great work Joel and the transplant team.

Awesome work guys!

The transplant team are an amazing bunch of caring people. We are very lucky to have them.

Thanks Joel

One of the best ❤️

Yay Joel and Tx Team ❤️💛🖤

My partner is a heart transplant recipient from PCH! Thank You for everything you do 💓

Always there with a smile and kind words. Great person

👏🏼

Thankyou Joel for everything you do!!!

You also provide exceptional care post transplant. Thank you!

Looking good Joel 👏

Awesome work

As a transplant recipient I can’t say enough how grateful for Joel and the rest of the transplant team.

Nice to see a familiar face 😉😁

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2 weeks ago

Roses are red, violets are blue, we've got a job just perfect for you. 🌹

We're focussing on hearts all this week for Valentine's Day and TPCH clinical measurements scientist, Jennifer knows all about them!

Jennifer and the team perform echocardiograms on approximately 100 hearts per day looking for any abnormalities.

This diagnostic-based team use various types of cardiac related testing such as stress testing on a treadmill, holster monitoring and pacemaker checks, and pass their findings onto the patient's treating team who will decide what treatment is best.

"We are the largest cardiology department in the southern hemisphere and see a lot of hearts! But hopefully no broken hearts today on Valentine's Day," Jennifer said. ❤️‍🩹

If you've got the heart to join this specialist cardiac clinical measurements services team, then apply here: bit.ly/3SxqR70 #WorkforusWednesday
... See MoreSee Less

Roses are red, violets are blue, weve got a job just perfect for you. 🌹

Were focussing on hearts all this week for Valentines Day and TPCH clinical measurements scientist, Jennifer knows all about them!

Jennifer and the team perform echocardiograms on approximately 100 hearts per day looking for any abnormalities. 

This diagnostic-based team use various types of cardiac related testing such as stress testing on a treadmill, holster monitoring and pacemaker checks, and pass their findings onto the patients treating team who will decide what treatment is best. 

We are the largest cardiology department in the southern hemisphere and see a lot of hearts! But hopefully no broken hearts today on Valentines Day, Jennifer said. ❤️‍🩹

If youve got the heart to join this specialist cardiac clinical measurements services team, then apply here: https://bit.ly/3SxqR70 #WorkforusWednesday

Comment on Facebook

A great team 👍🏻

Cameron

Stop westing people time 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡big shame to all of you and your family’s,,,,,,,,,,,,😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

3 weeks ago

Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) PhD candidate and TPCH physio Luke has become the first physiotherapist in Queensland to be accredited in lung ultrasound. 🫁

The accreditation was funded by The Common Good and will allow Luke to undertake rapid examinations at the patient bedside while eliminating exposure from chest x-rays as well as reducing wait times.

“Ultrasound is an excellent tool to identify and diagnose several lung conditions, such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pulmonary edema, quickly and reliably," he said.

“In contrast to other countries, the uptake of bedside lung ultrasound is in its infancy here in Australia, so I’m looking forward to applying this skill in both research and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes." 🏥
... See MoreSee Less

Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) PhD candidate and TPCH physio Luke has become the first physiotherapist in Queensland to be accredited in lung ultrasound. 🫁

The accreditation was funded by The Common Good and will allow Luke to undertake rapid examinations at the patient bedside while eliminating exposure from chest x-rays as well as reducing wait times. 

“Ultrasound is an excellent tool to identify and diagnose several lung conditions, such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pulmonary edema, quickly and reliably, he said.

“In contrast to other countries, the uptake of bedside lung ultrasound is in its infancy here in Australia, so I’m looking forward to applying this skill in both research and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. 🏥

Comment on Facebook

Great job Luke!!!

Tas awesome Luke !! Would be lovely to learn it from you too !!

Congrats Luke so proud and excited for your future

Awesome work Luke Churchill 🤗 well done

Amazing work Lukey!

Great Job Luke 👏👏👏

Go Luke!

Well done Luke! What a legend!

Wow this is such great progress in care!

Awesome work

Well done Luke! 👏 👊

Great work

Tuscany Attard

Congratulations Luke.

You’re the best Luke. Thank you

Shame on you Metro north health 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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3 weeks ago

Eating disorders are common in Australia with 1 in 9 experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime.

TPCH dietitians Donna and Georgia have recently became credentialled eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) and now have formal recognition to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment.

"We are completing the same role at the hospital providing nutrition interventions for patients with eating disorders in both acute medical wards and TPCH mental health unit, but now we are formally recognised. " Georgia said.

"Eating disorders do not discriminate, we see patient groups of all ages and genders, and treat all types of disorders like anorexia, bulimia, ARFID and binge eating."

There is a national help line for eating disorders available 24/7 through the Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 or visit butterfly.org.au/

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏 to Georgia and Donna on their recent new credentials.
... See MoreSee Less

Eating disorders are common in Australia with 1 in 9 experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime. 

TPCH dietitians Donna and Georgia have recently became credentialled eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) and now have formal recognition to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment.

We are completing the same role at the hospital providing nutrition interventions for patients with eating disorders in both acute medical wards and TPCH mental health unit, but now we are formally recognised.  Georgia said. 

Eating disorders do not discriminate, we see patient groups of all ages and genders, and treat all types of disorders like anorexia, bulimia, ARFID and binge eating.

There is a national help line for eating disorders available 24/7 through the Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 or visit https://butterfly.org.au/

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏 to Georgia and Donna on their recent new credentials.

Comment on Facebook

Awesome work

Excellent work. Thanks!

Fantastic clinicians! Thanks for the work you both do in this space! ✨

This is a fantastic asset to MN 👏🏼

Congrats and thank you Georgia and Donna 👏👏👏

Congratulations 👏🎉💐 I wish you happy day and good health 🌻

Well done Georgia and Donna!

Congratulations Georgia and Donna xx

Congrats G&D !

Congratulations ladies.You are so needed to help people with eating disorders

Shame on you Metro north health all of you form  reception to the nurses😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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I recommend Papa Ehimare herbal remedy for you now, to help cure and heal herpes completely. What are your health challenges?? Tell Papa Ehimare now and healed and cured as well. www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100040746553740&mibextid=zLoPMf

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4 days ago

"My heart has a type of rhythm that responds better to cardiac shock. I have ended up staying in hospital a bit longer due to an infection in my leg, but if that hadn't have happened, they wouldn't have suggested this new treatment for my heart. Everything happens for a reason. I am semi-retired and looking forward to enjoying retirement, but I know I will get bored and end up volunteering."

#MondayMantra ☁️ Robert, 67 years old, TPCH cardiac patient awaiting treatment for abnormal rhythm.
... See MoreSee Less

My heart has a type of rhythm that responds better to cardiac shock. I have ended up staying in hospital a bit longer due to an infection in my leg, but if that hadnt have happened, they wouldnt have suggested this new treatment for my heart. Everything happens for a reason. I am semi-retired and looking forward to enjoying retirement, but I know I will get bored and end up volunteering. 

#MondayMantra ☁️ Robert, 67 years old, TPCH cardiac patient awaiting treatment for abnormal rhythm.

Comment on Facebook

Get well soon

Get well soon Robert and enjoy retirement. ❤️‍🩹

Such a positive outlook Robert. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Stay positive and be cool. Wish you quick recovery

I just recently got discharged from the PCH after 9 days with heart failure and kidney disease,the staff there are so helpful and caring .

View more comments

2 weeks ago

Our TPCH transplant retrieval team consists of a surgeon and two nurses, who can receive a call at any time of day or night to retrieve a donor heart or lung. ❤️

As a perfusion nurse, Joel assists in theatre by running certain fluids and drugs through the organ/s to help preserve them until transplanted into the new recipient.

"There is such enormity to the whole process going on in the background from working closely with Donate life, matching of blood type, size and antibodies to a recipient, to checking the organ is in working order, then our role of the retrieving," Joel said.

"The retrieval team act immediately and quickly as we know that a heart can last up to 4 hours, and lungs can last between 6-8 hours as we transport the organs."

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to the transplant retrieval team for all they do and for giving hearts (and lungs) to those who need them most.
... See MoreSee Less

Our TPCH transplant retrieval team consists of a surgeon and two nurses, who can receive a call at any time of day or night to retrieve a donor heart or lung. ❤️

As a perfusion nurse, Joel assists in theatre by running certain fluids and drugs through the organ/s to help preserve them until transplanted into the new recipient.

There is such enormity to the whole process going on in the background from working closely with Donate life, matching of blood type, size and antibodies to a recipient, to checking the organ is in working order, then our role of the retrieving, Joel said.

The retrieval team act immediately and quickly as we know that a heart can last up to 4 hours, and lungs can last between 6-8 hours as we transport the organs. 

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to the transplant retrieval team for all they do and for giving hearts (and lungs) to those who need them most.

Comment on Facebook

Well done Joel awesome work

Thank you Joel to you and your team, we've benefited from your awesome expertise and really appreciate it! Very grateful to the medics and the donor family.

Awesome work!!

Our transplant team are an incredible team of caring people and make us feel like part of a big family . We are so lucky to have them. 🫁❤️

Great work Joel!

Love this Joley!!! So nice to see your face.. always an amazing nurse! Miss you ❤️

Keep up the great work Joel and the transplant team.

Awesome work guys!

The transplant team are an amazing bunch of caring people. We are very lucky to have them.

Thanks Joel

One of the best ❤️

Yay Joel and Tx Team ❤️💛🖤

My partner is a heart transplant recipient from PCH! Thank You for everything you do 💓

Always there with a smile and kind words. Great person

👏🏼

Thankyou Joel for everything you do!!!

You also provide exceptional care post transplant. Thank you!

Looking good Joel 👏

Awesome work

As a transplant recipient I can’t say enough how grateful for Joel and the rest of the transplant team.

Nice to see a familiar face 😉😁

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2 weeks ago

Roses are red, violets are blue, we've got a job just perfect for you. 🌹

We're focussing on hearts all this week for Valentine's Day and TPCH clinical measurements scientist, Jennifer knows all about them!

Jennifer and the team perform echocardiograms on approximately 100 hearts per day looking for any abnormalities.

This diagnostic-based team use various types of cardiac related testing such as stress testing on a treadmill, holster monitoring and pacemaker checks, and pass their findings onto the patient's treating team who will decide what treatment is best.

"We are the largest cardiology department in the southern hemisphere and see a lot of hearts! But hopefully no broken hearts today on Valentine's Day," Jennifer said. ❤️‍🩹

If you've got the heart to join this specialist cardiac clinical measurements services team, then apply here: bit.ly/3SxqR70 #WorkforusWednesday
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Roses are red, violets are blue, weve got a job just perfect for you. 🌹

Were focussing on hearts all this week for Valentines Day and TPCH clinical measurements scientist, Jennifer knows all about them!

Jennifer and the team perform echocardiograms on approximately 100 hearts per day looking for any abnormalities. 

This diagnostic-based team use various types of cardiac related testing such as stress testing on a treadmill, holster monitoring and pacemaker checks, and pass their findings onto the patients treating team who will decide what treatment is best. 

We are the largest cardiology department in the southern hemisphere and see a lot of hearts! But hopefully no broken hearts today on Valentines Day, Jennifer said. ❤️‍🩹

If youve got the heart to join this specialist cardiac clinical measurements services team, then apply here: https://bit.ly/3SxqR70 #WorkforusWednesday

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A great team 👍🏻

Cameron

Stop westing people time 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡big shame to all of you and your family’s,,,,,,,,,,,,😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

3 weeks ago

Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) PhD candidate and TPCH physio Luke has become the first physiotherapist in Queensland to be accredited in lung ultrasound. 🫁

The accreditation was funded by The Common Good and will allow Luke to undertake rapid examinations at the patient bedside while eliminating exposure from chest x-rays as well as reducing wait times.

“Ultrasound is an excellent tool to identify and diagnose several lung conditions, such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pulmonary edema, quickly and reliably," he said.

“In contrast to other countries, the uptake of bedside lung ultrasound is in its infancy here in Australia, so I’m looking forward to applying this skill in both research and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes." 🏥
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Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) PhD candidate and TPCH physio Luke has become the first physiotherapist in Queensland to be accredited in lung ultrasound. 🫁

The accreditation was funded by The Common Good and will allow Luke to undertake rapid examinations at the patient bedside while eliminating exposure from chest x-rays as well as reducing wait times. 

“Ultrasound is an excellent tool to identify and diagnose several lung conditions, such as pleural effusion, pneumonia, pneumothorax, and pulmonary edema, quickly and reliably, he said.

“In contrast to other countries, the uptake of bedside lung ultrasound is in its infancy here in Australia, so I’m looking forward to applying this skill in both research and clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. 🏥

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Great job Luke!!!

Tas awesome Luke !! Would be lovely to learn it from you too !!

Congrats Luke so proud and excited for your future

Awesome work Luke Churchill 🤗 well done

Amazing work Lukey!

Great Job Luke 👏👏👏

Go Luke!

Well done Luke! What a legend!

Wow this is such great progress in care!

Awesome work

Well done Luke! 👏 👊

Great work

Tuscany Attard

Congratulations Luke.

You’re the best Luke. Thank you

Shame on you Metro north health 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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3 weeks ago

Eating disorders are common in Australia with 1 in 9 experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime.

TPCH dietitians Donna and Georgia have recently became credentialled eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) and now have formal recognition to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment.

"We are completing the same role at the hospital providing nutrition interventions for patients with eating disorders in both acute medical wards and TPCH mental health unit, but now we are formally recognised. " Georgia said.

"Eating disorders do not discriminate, we see patient groups of all ages and genders, and treat all types of disorders like anorexia, bulimia, ARFID and binge eating."

There is a national help line for eating disorders available 24/7 through the Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 or visit butterfly.org.au/

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏 to Georgia and Donna on their recent new credentials.
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Eating disorders are common in Australia with 1 in 9 experiencing an eating disorder in their lifetime. 

TPCH dietitians Donna and Georgia have recently became credentialled eating disorder clinicians (CEDC) and now have formal recognition to meet minimum standards for delivery of safe and effective eating disorder treatment.

We are completing the same role at the hospital providing nutrition interventions for patients with eating disorders in both acute medical wards and TPCH mental health unit, but now we are formally recognised.  Georgia said. 

Eating disorders do not discriminate, we see patient groups of all ages and genders, and treat all types of disorders like anorexia, bulimia, ARFID and binge eating.

There is a national help line for eating disorders available 24/7 through the Butterfly Foundation – 1800 334 673 or visit https://butterfly.org.au/

#ShoutoutSaturday 👏 to Georgia and Donna on their recent new credentials.

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Awesome work

Excellent work. Thanks!

Fantastic clinicians! Thanks for the work you both do in this space! ✨

This is a fantastic asset to MN 👏🏼

Congrats and thank you Georgia and Donna 👏👏👏

Congratulations 👏🎉💐 I wish you happy day and good health 🌻

Well done Georgia and Donna!

Congratulations Georgia and Donna xx

Congrats G&D !

Congratulations ladies.You are so needed to help people with eating disorders

Shame on you Metro north health all of you form  reception to the nurses😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

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