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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Take a moment to consider your mental wellbeing

It’s important to look after your mental wellbeing during these challenging times.

Putting the 'heart' into health care for families in distress

A successful community partnership is making a difference to hundreds of families as they deal with the stress of being away from home when they have a loved one in hospital with life-threatening illness or injury.

Gold Coast Health and The Mooring, a not-for-profit service coordinated through the Southport Church of Christ, link families of patients in Intensive Care Units with practical support such as accommodation, transport, meals, care packages and more.

Surgery hands Shane his hobby back

Shane Hewitt (left) has had 10 operations in his life. The first of which was when he was just six-weeks-old. 

Dr Jamie Ranse discussed the complex and evolving nature of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in relation to Mass Gathering events.

ABC interview about coronavirus impact: Dr Jamie Ranse from our ED research team's service delivery pillar and Griffith University, explains why the coronavirus pandemic is affecting mass gatherings and how to mitigate risk if groups of people gather together

Gold Coast Hospitals prepare for outbreak

The Health Minister Steven Miles and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon have received a preparedness briefing and situation report from the clinical team at the Gold Coast on coronavirus.

Gold Coast robotic brain aneurysm procedure trial a global first

In a world first, Gold Coast Health will enrol patients in the trial of a unique robotic arm during brain aneurysm treatments at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

Navigating better outcomes for obese patients

Gold Coast Health patients whose excess weight is a major risk factor are being guided towards better health outcomes by Queensland’s first Obesity Nurse Navigator.

International audience tunes in for live Neuro class

Gold Coast Health’s Interventional Neurovascular specialists impressed an audience of more than 600 physicians at a conference in India when they performed a complex endovascular brain aneurysm procedure via video link from Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

Associate Professor Hal Rice and the Neurointerventional Radiology team performed the livestream video as a key feature of the fourth annual conference for the Society of Therapeutic Neuro Intervention in Kolkata in February. 

Trauma team expertise on show in local services simulation

It was a case of role reversal for a group of Gold Coast Health staff who volunteered to be patients in the Trauma Service’s first mass casualty simulation with local volunteer emergency responders earlier this week. 

New cultural role aims to improve health outcomes

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander liaison officer has been appointed to work with culturally important “women’s business” in Gold Coast Health.