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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Indigenous health advisor appointed to Gold Coast Health Board

An adviser in Indigenous health, Professor Cindy Shannon, has been appointed to the Gold Coast Health Board to help drive a range of support services.

Study shows unexpected unemployment increases hospital admissions

A new study has discovered a strong link between regional unemployment and the number of substance-induced mental health hospital admissions.

Measles Alert

8 October 2019: A person arrived at Gold Coast Airport on Sunday, 6 October, at 9.55am from New Zealand on flight VA110 and was diagnosed shortly after arrival. People at the airport around the time of arrival, as well as the public in general, need to be alert for symptoms of measles over the next three weeks.

2 October 2019:

A person spent time in the following locations while unknowingly being contagious:

New garden sows the seeds of hope and recovery for new mums

An outdoor space for new mothers recovering from severe mental health conditions will open at the state’s only publicly-funded mother-baby inpatient facility.  

Positive culture improves patient experience at Gold Coast Health

Gold Coast Heath is leading a cultural revolution to improve staff wellbeing with achievements outlined in the Gold Coast Health Annual Report 2018-2019.

Emergency Departments to get $6 million injection

More than $6 million will be invested in extra doctors and nurses for the emergency departments at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital.

Helping hand for patients on surgery wait list

A hand therapy clinic is helping Gold Coast patients waiting for surgery to begin treatment and return to pain-free symptom-free full health sooner.

Infectious disease expert receives national award for humanitarian work

Gold Coast Health’s Dr John Gerrard has received a national honour for helping to establish Australia’s first ever treatment centre in an Ebola hot zone.

Health advice during bushfire season

People with respiratory illnesses who are impacted by smoke haze from bushfires across South East Queensland are being reminded to monitor their health condition closely.

Don’t shake, take a break 

Gold Coast Health doctors are pleading with Gold Coast parents and carers struggling to soothe a crying baby to take a break and seek help.