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Savannah receives the gift of life

27 July 2020|

Savannah Fretwell is not your usual 16-year old. While most 16-year old girls are thinking about clothes and sleepovers with friends, Savannah Fretwell is thinking about how much she enjoys just being able to breathe easily again, thanks to the generosity of a complete stranger.

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4 days ago

While many of us are sleeping, #TPCH intensive care nurse Daniel is working through the night caring for critically ill patients. 🌙 His favourite part of the job is watching and helping people pull through against the odds! Know any great ICU nurses like Daniel? 🏨 Give them a shout-out and share their story below! 👏 #ShoutoutSaturday ... See MoreSee Less

While many of us are sleeping, #TPCH intensive care nurse Daniel is working through the night caring for critically ill patients. 🌙 His favourite part of the job is watching and helping people pull through against the odds! Know any great ICU nurses like Daniel? 🏨 Give them a shout-out and share their story below! 👏 #ShoutoutSaturday

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I know too many to name but Daniel is our favourite! (Probably because he’s a great nurse as well as a great Dad and husband❤️) Sending a huge shout out to our teams at #TPCH ICU and the team at #Caboolture ICU. And an extra thanks to all the wider ICU team at #MetroNorth for all the amazing work they do.

Shout out to all the Metro North Hospital ICU Nurses and also to the entire ICU Nurses Globally especially during this challenging Pandemic. Well done!

I don't know names but RBWH ICU nurses saved my friends life last year working those long shifts caring for her and her family for over a month. They were so caring and supportive when we had the one and only visit with her not knowing she would pull through but knowing she was in safe hands thanks to them. Very grateful.

Many thanks to the ICU Team at Redcliffe back in Oct 2018. Thank you for saving my life.

Nice photo Daniel 🙂, & a huge shout out to all the TPCH ICU team. Keep up the great work 💖

I have never met Daniel. I wear a mask and hope i dont get to meet him. Thanks to all the TPCH nursing and medical staff for their care over the years.

I know heaps of great ICU nurses. Thanks RBWH ICU team!

To Demi LB and Jade Charlotte Trewick, 2 beautiful nurses getting me through the ICU grad program 🥰💕

Shout out to all nurse and hospital staff during this challenging time

Well done Daniel and the whole team. You all do a fantastic job. You’re awesome 👏👏

ICU team at MBH are fantastic too, Mandy Gibson 💙

I feel safer just looking at Daniel.

Soooo awesome Daniel Trent 🤩 thank you for all of your amazing work

Best team ever 🙌

Great work Dan 👍🏻

Nice one Daniel🙌🙌

Nice pic Dan

Have the pleasure of working with an amazing crew at Redcliffe ICU. Shout out to all of us!

My partner just spent three weeks in the TPCH ICU and pulled through. The nurses were absolutely incredible and helped me and my family through the experience. Whilst he was asleep for most of the visit, I met many of the team and they were so patient and comforting. Thankyou Megan, Mel, Stewart,Lee, Maybeth, Jack, Rachael, Jess, Fiona, John, Shannon, Elena, Sara (CCU), as well as Mindy, Michelle and Adrian (1B) - I am beyond grateful for everything you and the doctors have and are still doing ❤️❤️

Daniel. Thank you. You were there in icu when I had my transplant 2 years age and you were just wonderful

To the fabulous team at Robina Hospital. Keep on giving the best of care as you always do. Robina Royale

Hey Dan, hope your well. Missing the Charlie’s crew still.

The ICU Redcliffe are the most amazing staff ,Thankyou for all you did for our family Christmas 2019.💐💐💐💕

ICU team at Greenslope Hospital.Elizabeth Michele LaneBarbro Dowdall ForsellTash EichornWayne EnglandMichelle FosterAlyce GrantGreenslopes Private HospitalChiu Hui ChaiAshlee HethornHayley MordenJackie KingJackie PerezMichelle KeyattaLiz ZeeLin WilliamsMi KeySanjo P JacobThomas Angelo TuliaoVishak N LijaVicki PringleVicki Mitchell Zhang Xin XIn Arthur CassinJosh HawkesBabitha SatheeshNatasha Anderson

I've been an ICU nurse for 18years working in many major ICU'S in Australia. But the real challenge comes when one day you yourself are sitting at the bedside of your beloved Husband and in the deepest of your heart you already know the devastating outcome, but you still have to be explained everything because Why Me? This is what my patients families go through, Not Me? The loss of my Beloved Husband due to Sudden Cardiac death, a fit healthy well man, is the hardest case to bear as an ICU nurse. The real challenge comes to step back in and continue working as you did before...Never the same. But all I can do is try each night shift to make it through. Know one will ever really understand the pain I personally have to hid each night I front up for my 12 hour night shifts. From the heart of an ICU nurse who has resently experienced the pain, from the other side of the bed rails.

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1 week ago

For DonateLife Week, we caught up with Zac who shared with us what it was like to get his heart transplant at #TPCH. 🏥

"When you're being wheeled into surgery, it's an unnerving feeling. You don't feel anything leading up until that point, and then when you're finally confirmed for a heart transplant, it's just a wave of emotion.

"After my surgery, I've been able to experience life and get back into uni and work. I'm looking forward to living out all my dreams."
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For DonateLife Week, we caught up with Zac who shared with us what it was like to get his heart transplant at #TPCH. 🏥

When youre being wheeled into surgery, its an unnerving feeling. You dont feel anything leading up until that point, and then when youre finally confirmed for a heart transplant, its just a wave of emotion.

After my surgery, Ive been able to experience life and get back into uni and work. Im looking forward to living out all my dreams.

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One of the great things that happen every day in MN. Well done Zac what a brave and inspirational young man!!! #proudtobeEDNMS “Life is short, work somewhere awesome!!!”

Congratulations to Zac, a big event at such a young age. They’re an excellent team at TPCH. Well done to all involved. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Mick

All the best Zac 💪

Congratulations Zac !! Your smile says it all.... 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 Congrats also to the #TPCH & the donor’s loved ones! 👏🏼 🙏🏼👏🏼

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2 weeks ago

We caught up with Matt and Brennan for DonateLife Week at the #TPCH heart transplant clinic and asked a little about their story and what they'd say to their donors if they had the chance. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Christmas in July! 🎄 Our occupational therapy team at #TPCH won a Christmas video competition last year and their festive feast was delayed due to COVID-19. Join us in congratulating the team on their hard work (and patience!) 😇🌟 ... See MoreSee Less

Christmas in July! 🎄 Our occupational therapy team at #TPCH won a Christmas video competition last year and their festive feast was delayed due to COVID-19. Join us in congratulating the team on their hard work (and patience!) 😇🌟

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The craziest but most awesome bunch of staff and so supportive!! #valuesinaction

Go Team TPCH

love this photo!!! Congrats guys, you are amazing 🥰

Well done Team!!!

Congratulations

Amanda Parker

Amy Gullen 🥳

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2 weeks ago

We've extended the hours of our COVID-19 Testing Clinics:

▪️RBWH: 7am – 9pm, 7 days (screening available outside these hours through Emergency Department)
▪️TPCH: 8am – 9pm, 7 days
▪️Redcliffe: 8am – 9pm, 7 days (30 July – 3 August)
▪️Pine Rivers: from 1 August 8am – 4pm, weekends & from 3 August 8am – 6pm, weekdays

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Weve extended the hours of our COVID-19 Testing Clinics: 

▪️RBWH: 7am – 9pm, 7 days (screening available outside these hours through Emergency Department)
▪️TPCH: 8am – 9pm, 7 days
▪️Redcliffe: 8am – 9pm, 7 days (30 July – 3 August) 
▪️Pine Rivers: from 1 August 8am – 4pm, weekends & from 3 August 8am – 6pm, weekdays

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Are any of these without the referrals a GP? It seems ridiculous to have to go to a GP and potentially expose people there before you can get tested.

Morayfield Hub .you have to register with a GP to receive a referal for testing ..

Figures are out and there is no pandemic! Don't waste your time getting tested !

Christopher Rodman Leah Shields

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Jay Kristina Brad just for reference

I recently attended the fever clinic at the Prince Charles Hospital (though was unable to stay due to wait-times). Before arriving, I had contacted switch for parking information and the operator directed me to park in the multi-story carpark and walk to the fever clinic. On arrival, I noted that I had to manually push a button to collect a ticket to enter the carpark. It seems a potential risk to me to have individuals, presenting with Covid-type symptoms, putting their hands on the same button that is then used immediately afterwards by staff, patients and visitors. Is this an oversight or was it determined to be low-risk? I’ve visited other large centres that have appointed parking attendees to assist with parking to avoid this problem.

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2 weeks ago

Kicking off DonateLife Week with the story of Savannah, a 16 year-old girl who received a double lung transplant at #TPCH which saved her life. 💫 Savannah was struggling to breathe on her own and was hospital-bound until a donation was available. Now she's happy and healthy, studying an animal studies course and is passionate about people becoming an organ donor. 💕 Read her full story (link in comments). ... See MoreSee Less

Kicking off DonateLife Week with the story of Savannah, a 16 year-old girl who received a double lung transplant at #TPCH which saved her life. 💫 Savannah was struggling to breathe on her own and was hospital-bound until a donation was available. Now shes happy and healthy, studying an animal studies course and is passionate about people becoming an organ donor. 💕 Read her full story (link in comments).

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What an amazing young women! 💕

Read more of Savannah's story here: bit.ly/3g4tcBE

Penny Mitchell Kylie Georgina

Congrats Sav that is awesome news 🤗👍🏼 Glad to see the pups in the pic....hope your studies are going well 🤓🥳

Shane Fretwell Leanne Fretwell 💕💕

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