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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Gold Coast gastro outbreaks update

With at least 330 gastro cases reported in the last fortnight, the Gold Coast Public Health Unit (GCPHU) has issued another hand hygiene reminder as it supports 20 facilities across the region affected by gastro outbreaks.

GCPHU Medical Director Dr Andre Wattiaux says 13 childcare centres, six schools and three aged care facilities have reported infectious gastroenteritis outbreaks. 


Nurse urges women to get screened after cancer diagnosis

With no symptoms, it was an unrelated visit to her general practitioner and a conveniently located mobile screening van that led to an early breast cancer diagnosis for Gold Coast Health nurse Janine Oxley.


Lived experience powerful support for mental health carers

Two carers receiving support from Gold Coast Health’s Carer Peer Workers have shared their stories in a bid to reduce mental health stigma and make a difference to other families impacted by mental illness.


Art festival true to the beat of Mental Health Week

A main event in the Gold Coast Health calendar is in full-swing as the health service celebrates the creative strengths of people living with mental health illness for Queensland Mental Health Week.


First of its kind research project looking for clinicians

With a passion for social justice, Laura Ryan felt there was something missing in her corporate career so she left that life behind, instead pursuing social work.


No place like home: dialysis treatment is a game changer

Michelle Ruha’s life could look very different. She could spend every second day in hospital, instead she is able have her life saving treatment fit in around her schedule.


Seven years of tertiary level care

The move from the old Gold Coast Hospital to the Gold Coast University Hospital was considered the biggest planned hospital move in Australia’s history at the time. 


Health heroes mapping the way to tackle COVID-19

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Steven Miles and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon saw first hand how epidemiologists used a contract tracing app which was developed in a matter of weeks to help fight COVID-19 on the Gold Coast. 

The Deputy Premier visited the Carrara Health Precinct on the Gold Coast to thank staff for their tireless efforts to support Queensland’s COVID-19 response.

“Queensland’s health response has been possible due to the hard work of our health heroes,” Mr Miles said. 


Small connections powerful in socially distant times

At a time when our ability to bond with each other in person is reduced, every connection counts.


Monthly Projects enrolling subjects

Monthly projects enrolling subjects