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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

American professor praises our suicide prevention work

An American psychiatry professor recently visited Gold Coast Health to talk to staff about the health service’s proactive suicide prevention work.


Gold Coast continues commitment to quality and timely care

Gold Coast Health continues to innovate as it looks for new ways to improve waiting times for patients presenting to Australia’s busiest emergency department.


New Gold Coast Health app aims to improve clinical care at the end of life

A health app is changing the way GPs and other healthcare professionals help palliative care patients.
 


Symposium attracts top neurotrauma presenters

Some of Gold Coast Health’s top neurotrauma teams are taking time out from the frontline to share their knowledge with more than 200 clinicians and health workers.

The inaugural Neurotrauma Symposium at Gold Coast University Hospital includes 16 guest speakers who will cover the journey of a trauma patient during the one-day event.

Symposium organiser and neurosurgeon Associate Professor Teresa Withers said the health service’s trauma service had grown to become one of the top services in Australia, recruiting some of the best surgeons in the neurosciences field.


Free program ensures teens protected from life-threatening diseases

Thousands of Gold Coast teenagers are being offered free vaccinations to protect them from cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Gold Coast Health will visit 47 education providers as part of the School Immunisation Program, which kicks off this week.

Public Health Physician Dr Anu Anuradha said the immunisation team was working closely with all public and private secondary schools to deliver the program over the next nine months.


Promising signs for patients in rapid response care trial

Gold Coast Health patients in need of rapid and compassionate mental health care are already benefitting from an initiative being trialled to help reduce emergency department demand.


Clinical trial aims to change lives for MND patients

Gold Coast Health researchers are leading a world-first clinical trial into the effects of medicinal cannabis in treating people living with motor-neurone disease (MND) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


Graduate nurses and midwives begin healthcare adventure

Gold Coast Health has welcomed 142 new nursing and midwifery graduates in 2019.


Gold Coast prepares for ieMR

Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh visited Gold Coast University Hospital this month ahead of Gold Coast Health’s digital transformation.


Dr Jay returns from making a difference in Laos

Dr Graham Jay, Director of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Training at Gold Coast University Hospital, recently made a humanitarian trip to Laos to teach junior doctors training in paediatrics.