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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Australian-first program tackles child eating disorders

Gold Coast Health has become the first health service in Australia to introduce a new program that endeavours to prevent eating disorders by arming parents with important tools and knowledge to prevent eating disorders in their children.

New support group helps women with high-risk pregnancies

A new support group, the first of its kind in Queensland, is providing mothers with high-risk pregnancies an outlet to talk about their feelings with peers in similar situations.

Now is the best time for flu vaccination

Queensland’s Health Minister is urging Gold Coast residents to get their flu jabs as the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service braces for another flu season.

Gold Coast Health doctor lands study grant looking at improving sedation in children

A Gold Coast Health doctor has landed a $60,000 grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation to look at how to make sedation a less stressful experience for children.

Cyber consults make tube-weaning child’s play

A coaching program which supports infants and children to eat again after being tube fed for medical reasons is enriching the lives of Gold Coast families.

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.