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News archive

60 years of better lung health

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

27 November 2023|

Staying healthy in smoky conditions

Signs of smoke irritation include itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and coughing. Generally, once away from smoke these symptoms will clear up but people with asthma, heart disease and other conditions may be more sensitive to smoky conditions.

18 October 2023|

New Rapid Access Hands Service

Patients requiring care for a hand injury can now access treatment earlier following the introduction of a new rapid access hand therapy service at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH).

11 September 2023|

New physiotherapy rapid access service brings quicker diagnosis for dizziness

The new Vestibular Physiotherapy Rapid Access Service enables patients who present to the hospital's emergency department (ED) with dizziness to be seen directly by specialised Advanced Vestibular Physiotherapists for timely assessment, and followed up as an outpatient within just a few days, thereby avoiding an overnight hospital stay.

11 September 2023|

Tahlia has her sights set on a 3D printing future

Biomedical education and research assistant, Isabel, is one of the Herston Biofabrication Institute’s (HBI) biggest advocates. The first of its kind, HBI is changing the way we approach medicine with 3D scanning, printing, modelling of bone, cartilage and human tissue and Isabel is eager to share that knowledge with the next generation. 

6 September 2023|

All roads lead to care

In addition to hospital emergency departments, you can access healthcare advice and treatment close to home, or even without leaving the house!

28 July 2023|

New Helix Hub brings ideas to practice

Bringing game-changing ideas to life is often easier said than done. The new Metro North Helix Hub will guide change enthusiasts from idea inception to completion, with access to tools and resources, education, and expert advice.

20 June 2023|

RBWH welcomes Australia-first radiation technology

An Australia-first state-of-the-art radiation treatment system has now commenced service at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and is allowing clinicians to provide more accurate, higher dosage radiation treatment to patients.

21 February 2023|

Leveling up gender equality within Metro North

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.

17 January 2023|

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1 week ago

"My mum had 10 kids. She raised all of us on her own. We always had a roof over our head and food on the table. I never realised until I got older, that woman would go to work all night, then come home in time to get us ready for school, every day. No matter how many times I messed up, she would always welcome me home with open arms. She’s done an amazing job at being a mum and being a human. She’s the rock of the family."

#MondayMantra ☁️ Zoey, 30 years old, TPCH thoracic patient.
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My mum had 10 kids. She raised all of us on her own. We always had a roof over our head and food on the table. I never realised until I got older, that woman would go to work all night, then come home in time to get us ready for school, every day. No matter how many times I messed up, she would always welcome me home with open arms. She’s done an amazing job at being a mum and being a human. She’s the rock of the family.

#MondayMantra ☁️ Zoey, 30 years old, TPCH thoracic patient.
2 weeks ago

On Thursday, TPCH farewelled long-standing theatre nurse and much-loved colleague, Gladys, who has dedicated 30 years of service to the hospital. 🥰

Gladys began training as a nurse in 1968 at the age of 17 at Mt Isa Base Hospital, and is one of Queensland's longest serving Indigenous registered nurses.

Her 55-year nursing career has spanned many locations - Mt Isa, Brisbane, Darwin, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, London, and Singapore.

"It's like family here at the hospital. I never lost my love of feeding people. I would come at 6am on the weekends when I wasn't working and set the table up with foods like chicken wings, spaghetti and fruit, so they can come down and eat when they could," Gladys said.

"If you give from the heart, it will always come back to you. 💜

"I call it the beloved Prince Charles. I truly loved it. I love the people, the old and young ones. It was lovely to be able to teach. There is respect and everyone enjoyed this place."

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to Gladys, thank you for your care and congratulations on your retirement.
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On Thursday, TPCH farewelled long-standing theatre nurse and much-loved colleague, Gladys, who has dedicated 30 years of service to the hospital. 🥰

Gladys began training as a nurse in 1968 at the age of 17 at Mt Isa Base Hospital, and is one of Queenslands longest serving Indigenous registered nurses.

Her 55-year nursing career has spanned many locations - Mt Isa, Brisbane, Darwin, Alice Springs, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, London, and Singapore. 

Its like family here at the hospital. I never lost my love of feeding people. I would come at 6am on the weekends when I wasnt working and set the table up with foods like chicken wings, spaghetti and fruit, so they can come down and eat when they could, Gladys said. 

If you give from the heart, it will always come back to you. 💜

I call it the beloved Prince Charles. I truly loved it. I love the people, the old and young ones. It was lovely to be able to teach. There is respect and everyone enjoyed this place. 

#ShoutoutSaturday👏 to Gladys, thank you for your care and congratulations on your retirement.

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What an inspiration you are Gladys! 👏🏽 Enjoy your well deserved retirement 💗

Happy retirement Gladys, enjoy! You are a role model for all who follow. Well done on a stellar career.

Enjoy your retirement Gladys and thank you for the joy and professionalism you showed everyday ( oh and that cooking was also wonderful) - you will truly be missed in Theatre.

Truly beautiful lady - both inside & out, enjoy your retirement 🎈⭐️

The knowledge and experience you have shared with your colleagues, new nurses, the nurturing of the doctors as they advanced through orthopaedics and the new grads you took under your wing has gained you love and respect from many! Thank you for the wonderful person you are , nursing has lost another legend to retirement, there will never be another one as special as you Glady ! A timely time to retire as we celebrate nurses week and International Nuses day on Sunday the 12th.🌷

Congratulations Gladys on your wonderful career, your giving and teaching ❤️❤️

Enjoy your retirement Gladys, you were such a welcoming person when I worked as a wardsman in theatre in TPCH years ago.💐

Congratulations Gladys! You were such a pleasure to work with. There are some big shoes to fill there. I know you will be missed. Enjoy your much deserved retirement 🎉🥂🎂

Oh Glady, it has been awesome working with you all these years! What a wonderful celebration we had the other day on your behalf. It was a reflection on how much every one loves and respects you. Enjoy your free time. You have worked so hard to get here. We will miss you x x

Glad, you will be missed. You are such a wonderful soul, always with a smile on your face and genuinely interested in others. I am thankful I got to work with you.

Work will not be the same without you Glad ❤️ You are selfless, kind and always have been a great mentor to everyone. We will miss you heaps. Enjoy the next chapter of your life. Happy retirement!!!! 🥰

Thank you for your service in nursing and enjoy your retirement.

You are 1 in a million Glad. Enjoy the next chapter. We will miss you 🥰

We will miss you Glad 💚 such a big heart and smile to match! Congratulations on your retirement, now go enjoy all your extra free time and beautiful family xx

What a beautiful nurse. Blessings to you in your retirement.

I’m so grateful to have worked with you Glady! Congratulations on your retirement ❤️

You will surely be missed Mama Glad! Congratulations and to your amazing nursing career! Happy retirement! Enjoy every bit! God bless you. 💕🎊

What an incredible career. Congratulations on your retirement Gladys. It’s time to put the feet up and enjoy all of the wonderful things that retirement has to offer 💛

Congratulations, Glad! Enjoy retirement, you deserve it xx

We’ll miss your lovely face at work Glady. You are such a delightful person. Enjoy your retirement. You deserve it! Ps- don’t do yourself any damages doing Zumba! 😂😘

Glady, you are a rare gem. I started my grad year in 2002 at the Prince Charles and had the pleasure of working with you and Precy in orthopaedics. You instantly took me under your wing and showered me with you generosity. Wishing you all the very best in your next Chapter of life’s journey ❤️

Gladys you will always be remembered as a wonderful kind caring person. Always enjoyed working with you and the many celebration feasts you brought in for us all. Enjoy retirement. Rob Leishman. Xx

Congratulations, Gladys and all the very best in your retirement. Thank you for all you have done xoxo

Congratulations Gladys. Fondly remember how knowledgeable encouraging and exceedingly kind you were to me as fresh faced graduate nurse 💝

Ohh Gladys. Such a beautiful soul. Enjoy retirement. Love you lots xx

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2 weeks ago

Melanie has a special connection to TPCH, after being born with a congenital heart condition called pulmonary valve stenosis where she was then cared for by the team there her entire life.

Now, she works at TPCH as a clinical cardiac scientist and research fellow through The Common Good, where she dedicates her time to finding new drug treatments to save the lives of those with heart failure. 🫀

Melanie's research work sees her collecting tissue samples to test different drugs to see if they can treat heart arrhythmias.

"The hope is to increase the rate of screening of new medicine used in heart failure to rapidly
progress from bench to bedside," Melanie said.

"Growing up with a heart condition myself has definitely sparked an interest in learning about hearts and helping people that way." ♥️

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Melanie has a special connection to TPCH, after being born with a congenital heart condition called pulmonary valve stenosis where she was then cared for by the team there her entire life.

Now, she works at TPCH as a clinical cardiac scientist and research fellow through The Common Good, where she dedicates her time to finding new drug treatments to save the lives of those with heart failure. 🫀

Melanies research work sees her collecting tissue samples to test different drugs to see if they can treat heart arrhythmias. 

The hope is to increase the rate of screening of new medicine used in heart failure to rapidly 
progress from bench to bedside, Melanie said. 

Growing up with a heart condition myself has definitely sparked an interest in learning about hearts and helping people that way. ♥️

[Accessibility image description: Melanie is wearing a navy blue lab coat next to a tank filled with several tubes going into it.]

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You can read more of Mel's story here: metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/news/childhood-dream-realised

Great work Mel!

Love your work Mel😊

Nice work Mel!

Amazing work Mel 👏👏

Awesome work

Well done 👏 ✔️

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Yay Mel!!! 😘😘

Woo Mel!!

Good work mel.. 😘

Tremendous 🫶👏

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