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Leveling up gender equality within Metro North

17 January 2023|

Metro North Health have commenced an exciting new project aimed at promoting gender equality in the medical profession. Level Up aims to support medical women in training to reach senior positions over the course of their career through providing mentoring, leadership development programs, and specific pathways for reporting discrimination.

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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1 day ago

"I was a nurse in Scotland for five years but then I got married, as back in those days you had to stop working when you got married. We came back to Australia and had four children. My husband died in 1980, so I went back to work as a nurse. Sometime later a boy I knew when I was growing up, asked 'would you marry me?' I said - 'I don't know, I hadn't thought about it, plus you have red hair and I don't like red hair.' But we got married and it was a wonderful companionship. We were married for 11 years and he too passed away. My advice is always forgive each other before you go to bed and go to sleep holding hands."

#MondayMantra 💭 Noreen 97 years-old, #TPCH orthopaedic ward patient
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I was a nurse in Scotland for five years but then I got married, as back in those days you had to stop working when you got married. We came back to Australia and had four children. My husband died in 1980, so I went back to work as a nurse. Sometime later a boy I knew when I was growing up, asked would you marry me? I said -  I dont know, I hadnt thought about it, plus you have red hair and I dont like red hair. But we got married and it was a wonderful companionship. We were married for 11 years and he too passed away. My advice is always forgive each other before you go to bed and go to sleep holding hands.

#MondayMantra 💭 Noreen 97 years-old, #TPCH orthopaedic ward patient

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Oh Noreen you made me cry. Only because of what you said at the end. I have been married for 13 and a half years and my husband cuddles me every night. What a wonderful lady you are. I hope you get better❤️🙏

Surrendered and married a red head myself after saying very similar words! so far so good 👍 best wishes to you

Fantastic advice thank you Noreen & I hope you are up and about very soon

Lovely advice Noreen. Best wishes to you

Love that Metro North finds our beautiful patients as inspiring as we do xx

Much love beautiful Noreen. Good advice xx❤️

Beautiful woman you are

What lovely advice . Hope you have a speedy Recovery Noreen 🌻

Beautiful story, also wonderful advice, bless her 💓

Wonderful words of advice ❤️❤️ plus the subliminal message - always works to your advantage to play hard to get 😍😍

Sound advice. Bless your heart darling.

Good word to live by

Wonderful advice Noreen. 🌺

Sweet Noreen.

Bless you Noreen xx

My mother advised all of us that same advice. Great wisdom I think

That's beautiful 😍

Beautiful outlook as always from a wise elder

Beautiful 🤩

Beautiful ❤️

Every older person tells me this too 🥰

What a women xx

TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF AND GOD BLESS YOU.

Shalisa Maisrikrod Happy 6th

sobbing Caillin

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3 days ago

It's getting hot in here! Parts of Queensland are experiencing a low-intensity heatwave and the Bureau of Meteorology has said it's about to get worse. ☀️

Director of the emergency department at TPCH, Dr Andrew, shares some helpful tips on how to beat the heat:

🌴 find a cool and shady spot
❄️ keep your body cool
💧stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
👕 wear light, loose cotton clothing
🌞 stay out of the sun from 10am to 3pm
😮‍💨 slow down and take it easy
🏃keep exercise light
🥵 avoid hot, closed spaces
👵 check on your neighbours including the elderly

"Be sensible - I encourage you to avoid the heat by keeping cool and stay hydrated, and if you or someone starts to display signs and symptoms of heat stroke/stress that seems abnormal, then seek medical attention," he said.

To stay informed and monitor the heatwave situation in Queensland, please visit: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/heatwave.shtml
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Its getting hot in here! Parts of Queensland are experiencing a low-intensity heatwave and the Bureau of Meteorology has said its about to get worse. ☀️

Director of the emergency department at TPCH, Dr Andrew, shares some helpful tips on how to beat the heat:

🌴 find a cool and shady spot
❄️ keep your body cool
💧stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
👕 wear light, loose cotton clothing
🌞 stay out of the sun from 10am to 3pm 
😮‍💨 slow down and take it easy
🏃keep exercise light
🥵 avoid hot, closed spaces
👵 check on your neighbours including the elderly 

Be sensible - I encourage you to avoid the heat by keeping cool and stay hydrated, and if you or someone starts to display signs and symptoms of heat stroke/stress that seems abnormal, then seek medical attention, he said. 

To stay informed and monitor the heatwave situation in Queensland, please visit: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/heatwave.shtml

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5 days ago

Suresh is in his fifth and final week at TPCH in the cardiothoracic department, before he returns to his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery studies in Cyprus.

Originally from Brisbane, Suresh went abroad for study but has found a place in his heart for the experience back in his hometown.

"I've been so lucky to not only learn from the best cardio doctors in the world, but I've also been part of surgeries like coronary artery bypass grafts, valve repairs and a heart transplant which was one of the most amazing things I've ever got to see," Suresh said.

"I started out studying nursing and I did my placement here at TPCH, so it's nice to come back here to do medicine in such a familiar place.

"I'm yet to choose my speciality but so far I am very interested in interventional cardiology, so the plan is to graduate, do a couple of years as a doctor in the UK, then come back to Brisbane to complete my chosen specialty." 👨‍⚕️❤️
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Suresh is in his fifth and final week at TPCH in the cardiothoracic department, before he returns to his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery studies in Cyprus. 

Originally from Brisbane, Suresh went abroad for study but has found a place in his heart for the experience back in his hometown. 

Ive been so lucky to not only learn from the best cardio doctors in the world, but Ive also been part of surgeries like coronary artery bypass grafts, valve repairs and a heart transplant which was one of the most amazing things Ive ever got to see, Suresh said. 

I started out studying nursing and I did my placement here at TPCH, so its nice to come back here to do medicine in such a familiar place.

Im yet to choose my speciality but so far I am very interested in interventional cardiology, so the plan is to graduate, do a couple of years as a doctor in the UK, then come back to Brisbane to complete my chosen specialty. 👨‍⚕️❤️

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All the best, Suresh!

Good luck with your career! Congratulations 👏

Congratulations and good luck on your studies 💜

Well we look forward to you returning. Enjoy your studies in Cyrus and 🇬🇧 UK. Good luck with everything

Some great achievements Nursing 😁 and Medicine, and some fabulous destinations UK, Brisbane and Cyprus....good luck with the future!

Well done you. ❤️

Good luck 🤞

Thank you

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2 weeks ago

Our brand-new Rapid Access Heart Failure Service is here to provide expert care for patients in Metro North with chronic heart failure. 💔

Statewide Heart Failure Services Coordinator Annabel said the service helps patients when the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should.

“Most patients who present to emergency after being hospitalised with heart failure have signs of fluid overload for days prior to seeking help, and 90% of these patients end up being re-admitted,” Annabel said.

“The addition of this new model of care will allow us to respond to patients within 24 to 48 hours and keep patients out of hospital.”

If you’re a nurse practitioner looking for your next challenge, apply for positions available at RBWH, TPCH and Caboolture Hospital today. Click here for more information and to apply: bit.ly/3QW36Eq
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Our brand-new Rapid Access Heart Failure Service is here to provide expert care for patients in Metro North with chronic heart failure. 💔 

Statewide Heart Failure Services Coordinator Annabel said the service helps patients when the heart isn’t pumping as well as it should. 

“Most patients who present to emergency after being hospitalised with heart failure have signs of fluid overload for days prior to seeking help, and 90% of these patients end up being re-admitted,” Annabel said. 

“The addition of this new model of care will allow us to respond to patients within 24 to 48 hours and keep patients out of hospital.”  

If you’re a nurse practitioner looking for your next challenge, apply for positions available at RBWH, TPCH and Caboolture Hospital today. Click here for more information and to apply: http://bit.ly/3QW36Eq 
#WorkforusWednesday

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Prince Charles hospital saved my husbands life he's now have a Lvad thank you

Congratulations Annabel you have worked tirelessly to enable heart failure patients a better life. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

The Heart Failure team at Prince Charles Hospital are the best. They saved my life and still give me the best care in clinics. Thank you so much 💙

Congratulations Annabel for all your hard work in putting this together ❤️

Congratulations Annabel!

Elly Thompson Maura Barnden 🥰

Improving access to specialist healthcare ❤🙌🙌

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3 weeks ago

TPCH nurse Emily was on the other side of patient care recently, giving birth to her daughter Billie Rose at RBWH. 🌹

Billie was born on Friday 13th January - a day which most associate with bad luck - but we dug a little deeper and discovered that in pagan times, Friday was believed to have a unique association with the divine feminine including love, marriage and motherhood.

Billie made a calm entry into the world via a water birth, and was soon home to meet her fur sister, a cavoodle named Frankie. 💕

"We didn't find out the gender, so when she came out and they placed her on my chest, it was a good 10 minutes before I remembered to check - I was still in shock!" Emily said.

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TPCH nurse Emily was on the other side of patient care recently, giving birth to her daughter Billie Rose at RBWH. 🌹

Billie was born on Friday 13th January - a day which most associate with bad luck - but we dug a little deeper and discovered that in pagan times, Friday was believed to have a unique association with the divine feminine including love, marriage and motherhood. 

Billie made a calm entry into the world via a water birth, and was soon home to meet her fur sister, a cavoodle named Frankie. 💕

We didnt find out the gender, so when she came out and they placed her on my chest, it was a good 10 minutes before I remembered to check - I was still in shock! Emily said. 

#FeelgoodFriday

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Welcome earth side Baby Billy Rose 🌹

Our daughter Helena was born on the 13th September many years ago here in England. Always consider it the most important date of my life. Helena now lives in Australia and has given so much service to your Health Authority. Best wishes to all the family .🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

Lucky little princess having a nurse for her Mumma. She’s adorable 🥰

Congrats Em! Love this photo 🤍

Congratulations. Welcome to the world Billie Rose 🌹

I had a Friday the 13th baby and she’s been nothing but a joy! Congratulations! 🥰❤️

13 is a lucky number in Jewish culture. It represents oneness and unity in creation(love and unity). God has 13 attributes of divine mercy. All numbers are blessed. Numbers don't define a person. We are defined by our actions and words. Congratulations Emily. Ur baby is beautiful. God bless

Congratulations Em, you both look beautiful ❤️

Congratulations, Billie Rose is gorgeous. Our eldest son was born on the 13th July so the 13th is a special date to us too. Have fun with your little one 💝

Congratulations to you all.

Congratulations Em! She is just perfect. And you look so happy! All the best!

Congratulations Emily 😊

Congratulations 🎉❤️

In Italy 13 is a very lucky number.

Congratulations 😍

Our princesses 🥰

Gorgeous!!

❤️

Congratulations - beautiful name Welcome to the world Billie Rose

Rachel Lincoln Another Billie Rose ❤❤

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