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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Health service joins Homeless Connect

Teams from across the health service headed to Metricon Stadium this month to assist some of the City’s most vulnerable people.
The annual Homeless Connect event brings together government agencies, business and the broader community to help people who live in poverty.
Doctors, nurses, allied health, social workers and others from a range of Gold Coast Health areas participated.

Ultrasound guided cannulation training hits the spot

A new ultrasound training initiative is helping Gold Coast Health emergency department clinicians to find a patient’s vein during cannulation thanks to an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) research grant.

Innovation shines in health ideas showcase

The innovative spirit of the Gold Coast Health workforce was on display at last week’s The Improvers, with 18 great ideas featured for improving patient care.

Two cases of measles confirmed on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Public Health Unit is responding to two cases of measles involving two members of the same family.

Gold Coast Health wins blood donation challenge, saving 369 lives

Gold Coast Health has won both state and national awards as part of a unique life-saving blood drive with the Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Hospital staff support DonateLife mission to double rate of registrations

Gold Coast Health staff are encouraging community members to sign up to the national organ donor register during DonateLife Week.

Measles case confirmed on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Public Health Unit is responding to a case of measles confirmed in a returned traveller from overseas.

Minor fracture study packs a big punch for patients

A Gold Coast Health led study into the treatment of a common hand injury is set to make a significant impact to fracture patient recovery times while also helping to ease Emergency Department demand.

Gold Coast hospitals are among the world’s best

Gold Coast Health has been recognised as a centre of excellence for world-class healthcare with Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital being named among the world’s best hospitals.

Measles Alert

The Gold Coast Public Health Unit has been notified of a confirmed case of measles on the Gold Coast in an overseas traveller. The individual had contact with the community while unknowingly infectious between Tuesday 02/07/2019 to Thursday 04/07/2019 whilst on the Gold Coast. The individual has now recovered and is no longer infectious.

The individual was in the following locations while infectious: