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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.

Holiday care options

22 December 2023|

Holiday accidents and illnesses happen.

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

Construction of 1500 more car park spaces underway

8 December 2023|

Construction of 1500 more car park spaces underway. More car parking at the hospital campus is being delivered by Multiplex for healthcare workers, patients and visitors and to support the growth of The Prince Charles Hospital.

60 years of better lung health

27 November 2023|

Thousands of patients have been through TPCH Respiratory Investigations Unit and undergone vital lung testing for improved health since its inception.

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24 hours ago

"My husband and I restored old cars back in the day. We were once at this car festival that had a scavenger hunt, and we stumbled across this tombstone at a graveyard, I will never forget what I read. It said - 'remember youth as you pass by, as you are, now once was I. As I am so you will be, prepare yourself to follow me'."

#MondayMantra ☁️ Ruth, 81 years old, TPCH thoracic patient.
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My husband and I restored old cars back in the day. We were once at this car festival that had a scavenger hunt, and we stumbled across this tombstone at a graveyard, I will never forget what I read. It said - remember youth as you pass by, as you are, now once was I. As I am so you will be, prepare yourself to follow me.

#MondayMantra ☁️ Ruth, 81 years old, TPCH thoracic patient.

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Good on you Ruth! I love finding this one too- It’s at Nundah cemetery and I always make sure I go back and find it when I visit!

That's quite lovely Ruth. One for us all to remember. I hope you are soon home.

1 week 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.
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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.

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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

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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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3 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

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