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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Emergency Director expects lockout laws to reduce alcohol-related presentations

Thursday 18th February at 2:15pm

Emergency Director expects lockout laws to reduce alcohol-related presentations

Whooping cough cases surge on Gold Coast

Friday 12th February at 2:30pm

Gold Coast Health has renewed calls for parents to ensure their children are up to date with vaccines following a surge in whooping cough cases.

Heart surgery patient reunited with cardiac team

Thursday 11th February at 2:30pm

Grandmother Lee Hoskin has been reunited with the team who saved her life as Gold Coast University Hospital’s (GCUH) Cardiac Surgery Service prepares to care for its 500th patient.

Partners urged to avoid booze during pregnancy

Tuesday 9th February at 2:30pm

Gold Coast Health’s leading foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) expert has encouraged more partners to share the responsibility for avoiding alcohol when planning for and during pregnancy.

Nurses add security blanket for GCUH's sickest bubs

Monday 8th February at 3:00pm

Gold Coast University Hospital’s Newborn Care Unit has become the first in Australia to introduce ground-breaking technology that allows nurses to be alerted about serious patient events via their handheld phones.

Gold Coast Health marks World Cancer Day

Thursday 4th February at 3:00pm

Gold Coast Health joins the international health community to recognise World Cancer Day.

Tips to beat the heat as temperatures rise

Monday 1st February at 3:15pm

Drink plenty of water, keep cool, take care of others and have a plan.

Experts address inquiry into alcohol-fuelled violence

Friday 29th January at 3:30pm

Key members from Gold Coast Health’s emergency and mental health departments have shared insights into the impact of alcohol-fuelled violence at a key public hearing.

Social media putting staff in the spotlight

Friday 29th January at 3:15pm

The metrics are in and the analytics clear - Gold Coast Health staff are flourishing under the limelight of social media.

What really happens in an Emergency Department on Australia Day

Monday 25th January at 3:30pm

As Gold Coast Health’s Emergency Department staff ready themselves for their Australia Day shifts, we revisit a compelling article by The Weekend Australian Magazine’s Trent Dalton, who spent a few hours inside Gold Coast University Hospital’s ED on 26 January, 2014.