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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

World Breastfeeding Week highlights support all year round

This World Breastfeeding Week, Cherie Fothergill wants new mothers to know there is support for them all year round.

New border restrictions come into effect

From 1am on Saturday 8 August 2020, all of New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will become COVID-19 hotspots. The Queensland border will be closed to anyone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days.

Gold Coast sepsis research leads to up-sized fluid treatment study

Findings from a Gold Coast Health driven investigation into the use of intravenous fluids in sepsis management in emergency patients will be used as the foundation for a larger, $2.33M randomised controlled trial.

Simulation puts surgical excellence at trainees' fingertips

A Gold Coast Health virtual reality program is finessing the laparoscopic skills of tomorrow’s surgeons before they operate on patients, improving safety and saving hundreds theatre time hours in the process.

Emergency care researchers probe pandemic impacts

Gold Coast Health researchers have put the impacts of COVID-19 on emergency care under the microscope after securing almost $120,000 from the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF).

Volunteers welcomed back to Gold Coast Health

Linda Searle decided to take up volunteering at Robina Hospital three years ago after seeing the health service care for her late husband.

Gold Coast residents reminded to access free immunisation clinics

Gold Coast residents are reminded they can access free family-friendly community immunisation clinics to ensure their vaccinations remain up to date.

Diabetes education program is top class

Gold Coast Health’s Diabetes Education Program is exceeding national benchmarks for long-term blood glucose control, giving patients great odds of successfully managing the chronic disease.

COVID-19 testing in tourist centres

Gold Coast Health is setting up coronavirus swabbing stations in tourist spots to make it easier for the community and visitors to the Gold Coast to be tested for COVID-19.

Virtual therapy helps bring end of life goals to reality

In a first for palliative care on the Gold Coast, virtual reality simulations are empowering patients to tick off some of their bucket list items from the comfort of home.