News & events 2018-02-27T01:41:52+00:00

News & events

News

Research Excellence Awards 2019 announced

22 May 2019|

From the lab to the bedside, Metro North researchers are conducting ground-breaking research every day. Last night, our researchers were recognised for their stellar achievements at our annual Metro North Research Excellence Awards.

Medicine, motherhood and mentoring at MNHHS

10 May 2019|

As Executive Director of Clinical Services at Metro North HHS, Dr Elizabeth Whiting is one of the most senior female clinicians across the HHS. As Dr Whiting’s five daughters celebrate their incredibly accomplished mother today, they will also celebrate their fiercely independent grandmother – the woman who made sure ‘Liz’ would have the same opportunities as her four sons.

Measles alert for Brisbane

17 April 2019|

Metro North Public Health Unit has issued another measles alert following a confirmed case of the highly infectious disease on Brisbane’s northside, bringing the total number of cases recorded in Queensland in 2019 to 13.

Measles alert for Brisbane

25 March 2019|

Metro North Public Health Unit has confirmed a case of measles in an adult male on Brisbane’s north side who has visited numerous locations while unknowingly infected.

Metro North commits to Closing the Health Gap

21 March 2019|

Metro North Hospital and Health Service marked National Close the Gap Day today by unveiling a draft Close the Gap plan and signing a public statement of commitment to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

TPCH researchers turning the tide on lung cancer

1 March 2019|

A team of researchers at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH) are turning the tide on the world’s deadliest cancer, after bringing an international CT screening trial to Australia to detect lung abnormalities, before it’s too late.

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Events

#NextCare Health Conference

Date: 30 and 31 May 2019
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Transform your career alongside Australasia’s current and future health leaders

Paediatric workshop

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Education Centre, The Prince Charles Hospital
The GP Alignment Program is an award-winning* series of free workshops hosted by Women’s and Children’s Stream, Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Demystifying Research Workshop

Date: Thursday 11 July 2019
Time: 8am – 4:30pm
Venue: Education Centre, The Prince Charles Hospital
Full-day interactive workshop to guide novice MNHHS researchers through the full research journey.

Aged Care Conference

Date: 7-8 August 2019
Venue: Education Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston

Hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Service this conference is attended by delegates from across Queensland to look at the many topics concerning aged care.

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17 hours ago

It takes special people to help patients and families have a high quality and dignified end of life experience. So let’s show our appreciation to #TPCH Palliative Care Unit team for their wonderful care and support during Palliative Care Week. #NPCW19 ... See MoreSee Less

It takes special people to help patients and families have a high quality and dignified end of life experience. So let’s show our appreciation to #TPCH Palliative Care Unit team for their wonderful care and support during Palliative Care Week. #NPCW19

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Such a pleasure to work with you all 😊🎉

What a great team! Well done!!

What a wonderful team. Just wonderful👏👏👏👏

It's both a pleasure and a privilege to be able to assist patient's and their loved ones in their final days and enabling patient's to manage their symptoms and achieve some quality of life to enjoy precious time with their loved ones. Amazing Palliative Care Team.

Amazing team!

Great looking group

Amazing team ❤️

Well done team

Great photo Julia Shabanov

That would be one of the hardest jobs yet the most rewarding

Special team 🙌🏻

Well done guys!!!

Best PCU team ever

Well done team!!!!

Well done James and team

❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍

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2 days ago

Congratulations Dr Frances Kinnear, winner of the Research Support award at our annual Research Excellence Awards this evening. Seeking to not only enhance research capacity at #TPCH, Dr Kinnear has made an exceptional contribution to fostering a rich research culture. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Dr Frances Kinnear, winner of the Research Support award at our annual Research Excellence Awards this evening. Seeking to not only enhance research capacity at #TPCH, Dr Kinnear has made an exceptional contribution to fostering a rich research culture.

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Congratulations Fran! Well deserved 👏👏👏

Congratulations Fran 👏👏👏

Well done and congratulations!

Congratulations, Dr Kinnear!

Congratulations Fran!👏👏👏

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7 days ago

Life can be challenging for patients with blood issues like anaemia. International patient blood management expert Dr Toby Richards (rear) today spoke to #TPCH staff about how to improving blood management for better patient outcomes. ... See MoreSee Less

Life can be challenging for patients with blood issues like anaemia. International patient blood management expert Dr Toby Richards (rear) today spoke to #TPCH staff about how to improving blood management for better patient outcomes.

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What an amazing team we have at TPCH in blood management

That Kylie Hobson is great, even supplies carrot cake to special people 😉

Congratulations Kylie and Team 👏⭐️👏

Natasha Chessher

Well done

It was an excellent talk!

Nice work team!!

Skye Gibson

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1 week ago

Tonight our #TPCH patients will be eating what they want, when they want. Room service has arrived, providing patients with more flexibility and meal choice. tinyurl.com/y3hr2pjc

9 News Queensland
In a Queensland first, a major overhaul is bringing hotel-style room service to the Prince Charles Hospital, and patients couldn't be happier.

#9News | 9News.com.au
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Jenny Burton

Great work team!!!! You’ve done a fabulous job!

Good on them! We have such great Healthcare in this country!

Wow! The food at TPCH was already good. Not missing out on a feed now because of a room change or a procedure is going to be a big plus. 👍👍👍

🤔🤔🤔 Queensland first. Pretty sure we have been doing this for years at the #mater ? 😉

Mandy Mitchell

Laura Beth Ben Kenny Finch

They will never want to recover to go home lol

Well done Bianca 👏

Arash Kahrom NilooFar Barakati

Kall Cotterell

Jane Vongphakdi

Plugged the only performance gap with the private hospitals

Paul Dunwell

Russell Roberts

Liz Carroll 😆

Impressive!

Linda May Graham

Samantha Lackner

Chloe.. check this out..... it’s laughable 😜

Vijendra N Savita Naidu lucky patients

Cam MC raise your game mate!

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1 week ago

Patients at #TPCH can now order restaurant style meals with greater flexibility and convenience following the introduction of Queensland Health’s first room service system. Check it out on 9 News Queensland tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

Patients at #TPCH can now order restaurant style meals with greater flexibility and convenience following the introduction of Queensland Health’s first room service system. Check it out on 9 News Queensland tonight!

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Well done Bianca & Nick, I always knew you could do this, very inspirational & I hope the rest of the State get behind you & support you all the way, congratulations, you & your team are totally amazing 😀

Wonderful! Congrats Bianca & team 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Congrats to you Bianca and Nick and your fantastic team. It was lovely working with you all. Great success for patients and staff

Looking gorgeous as always Bianca. Great work team this is really awesome 👏 congratulations

Well done Bianca & Nick, I always knew you could do this, very inspirational & I hope the rest of the State get behind you & support you all the way, congratulations, you & your team are totally amazing 😀

Amazing work!!!

So proud of the foodservice and dietetic team for their implementation of this new model, and the support of the wider staff in TPCH. It is a massive project and one that truly defines patient-centred care.

Congratulations Bianca and your team xx

Our Becky used this new system when she was in TPCH recently. The food was fantastic. Great initiative, better hospital food..yeah finally.

Kristie Crossley .... what you were talking about .

Can’t add photos???? Wanted to share the lack of concern/bad food/slop for MH patients .......

Outstanding! Congrats Bianca and team 🎉

What an Amazing idea!!! TPCH always ahead with new ideas!

Tom Fuller Debbie Anne looks like I made it just in time 😂😂

Well done to the Food Services Team

Sounds like this should be rolled out to many Queensland Health Hospitals 🤞🤞🤞

Breony Kurtz

Sandie Peters

Bevan, you’ve tried and tested it and you said it was awesome!

Well done TPCH.

Well done Bianca Neaves, Nick Muller and your TPCH foodservice and dietetics team!

welk done Bianca and Nick job well done

Great job Bianca and team😀

Gail McDonald

Elle Robinson what you have been training for

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2 weeks ago

Such an inspiration! The #TPCH Reconciliation Action Plan Committee had the privilege of taking part in a creative art workshop with esteemed Aboriginal artist Elaine Chambers-Hegarty. #closethegap #IndigenousHealth #BetterTogether ... See MoreSee Less

Such an inspiration! The #TPCH Reconciliation Action Plan Committee had the privilege of taking part in a creative art workshop with esteemed Aboriginal artist Elaine Chambers-Hegarty.  #closethegap #IndigenousHealth #BetterTogether

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What a great and inspiring group I’m looking forward to the outcomes

Awesome !!!

Well done Renee Simon 😉

2 weeks ago

Our #Redcliffe OTs are right behind Meagan who’s come over from #TPCH to lead the team for the for a few months. #teamwork #valuesinaction ... See MoreSee Less

Our #Redcliffe OTs are right behind Meagan who’s come over from #TPCH to lead the team for the for a few months. #teamwork #valuesinaction

3 weeks ago

Meet some of our admin superstars who do so much to support patients and colleagues across our health service. A special thank you from all of us on Administrative Professionals Day! #healthcareheroes #NorthLakes #RBWH #TPCH #Redcliffe #Caboolture ... See MoreSee Less

Meet some of our admin superstars who do so much to support patients and colleagues across our health service. A special thank you from all of us on Administrative Professionals Day! #healthcareheroes #NorthLakes #RBWH #TPCH #Redcliffe #Caboolture

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great work guys and gals... Thanks for all you do 👏

Thank you admin team in thoracic medicine - you do an amazing job!

Stephanie Jurgensen your amazing 💕💕💕

Thank you Mandy Zardus- you rock 😘

Bindi Boo Morgan Hall ❤️❤️ can’t imagine work without you

Nadia Chandler - you are my hero...🥇🏆

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3 weeks ago

Looking for the paw-fect pick me up? Staff from #TPCH adult emergency department are proud to show off their new therapy wall with pics of their much loved fur babies. What a grrrrreat initiative for patients and staff! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for the paw-fect pick me up? Staff from #TPCH adult emergency department are proud to show off their new therapy wall with pics of their much loved fur babies. What a grrrrreat initiative for patients and staff!

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Maureen Petersen what a great initiative! You did a beautiful job in organising this. Cannot wait to see it when I get back 💕

Great job team, thank you for all you do for our patients and their families. I love my fur babies, a 12 and 14 year old Cavoodle 🐶🐶

WELL DONE maureen fabulous

I was in the Adult Emergency Department on the 29th of April, and everyone was flat out, but the care given was extraordinary, and thanks to Brooke, she had made my stay in Emergency to the Thoracic Ward more enjoyable by asking for my pronoun name, every single staff member from Emergency through to the Doctors were magnificent, so THANK YOU all for making my stay great Hannah Spring

I walked past the wall for the first time and it made me smile. Thanks and great idea.

Such a lovely idea! 🐶

Sara Husak Tori Pologa

Thats been going on at the R,B,W,H for at least a couple of years now.

Carla Caballero Riley MacNamara This is what I’ve been meaning to set up in the clinic since we put our Christmas puppers up!

Lucy Williams.....

I think you might have started a trend at TPCH. Great idea!

Thomas Kelly Rachael McGee

What a great NUM!!😉

Woot woot Emily Laughlan

I see Cocoa 🙀👍😍

Suzy Henderson Catherine Martin

Adam Langford

Katrina O'Keefe 🙂

Looking mighty fine 😘

Emily looking good! 😘

Tori Pologa

Melanie Duncan how cute!

Go team 💕💕💕

Bridget Coglan Hannah Coglan Darcy Coglan. Eddie

Yeah Emily Laughlan

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4 weeks ago

#TPCH Children's Emergency Department Nurse Maria has worked with children for 25 years. Her favourite part of the job is the smiles, cuddles and laughs she gets from children when they feel better - and blowing bubbles of course! 💕 #HealthHero ... See MoreSee Less

#TPCH Childrens Emergency Department Nurse Maria has worked with children for 25 years. Her favourite part of the job is the smiles, cuddles and laughs she gets from children when they feel better - and blowing bubbles of course! 💕 #HealthHero

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Congratulations Maria. Such an amazing all round person. So appreciative of all you do for everyone around you. ❤️

Congratulations Maria - you are wonderful and the best neighbour 😁💕

I am not surprised . She is not only an awesome nurse , she is also the best friend you could have . 🥰❤️well done Maria

A wonderful write up for a dedicated nurse. A credit to you both Cathy & Tim.

One of the most gorgeous ladies I’ve ever met. Thank you for doing what you do 💕

No surprises there 💖Maria gives 100 % to everything she does. Very proud she is family and friend.”Awesome “ 😘😘

Very deserving recognition for a special lady who is so passionate in her nursing role..best CONGRATS! 🥰😘xx

My word what wonderful comments but they are all true you are one very special person with sooo much knowledge but what a great achievement lots of love mum xxx

Congrats Maria, wonderful lady xx

Well deserved recognition Maria. You are an amazing human!!

Well deserved, congratulations Maria!

Such a lovely lady!

A great nurse

25 years wow!!! Congratulations Maria for making so many kids smile ❤️

So proud of my big sister Maria Pyle such an amazing knowledgeable nurse 25 years!!!! - the hospital is lucky to have you! Cathy Scurr

Great post thanks for sharing Carolyn Mackay, incredible contribution you have made to children’s health over the last 25 years Maria, you should be proud, 💕

Gorgeous photos capturing your inner beauty as well 🥰

Proud to call Maria my friend and a wonderful, nurse 💕

The world is definitely a better place with Maria Pyle in it. Thank you for giving all that you give to the kids ❣️

You are such an amazing nurse & person Maria! Wow! Mwah! Xo

Maria was truly amazing during my daughters stay in the ER 🙏🏻

Congratulations Maria what a wonderful achievement and recognition to a wonderful caring lady.

That’s amazing...how lucky they are to have you Maria! Xx❤️❤️😘

Awesome!! Well done big sister. You deserve it.

How beautiful Maria, keep up your amazing work xx

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