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Gold Coast Health News

The latest news at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Promising signs for patients in rapid response care trial

Gold Coast Health patients in need of rapid and compassionate mental health care are already benefitting from an initiative being trialled to help reduce emergency department demand.


Clinical trial aims to change lives for MND patients

Gold Coast Health researchers are leading a world-first clinical trial into the effects of medicinal cannabis in treating people living with motor-neurone disease (MND) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).


Graduate nurses and midwives begin healthcare adventure

Gold Coast Health has welcomed 142 new nursing and midwifery graduates in 2019.


Gold Coast prepares for ieMR

Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh visited Gold Coast University Hospital this month ahead of Gold Coast Health’s digital transformation.


Dr Jay returns from making a difference in Laos

Dr Graham Jay, Director of Paediatric Emergency Medicine Training at Gold Coast University Hospital, recently made a humanitarian trip to Laos to teach junior doctors training in paediatrics.


Gold Coast Mental Health staff join Townsville disaster relief efforts

Six Gold Coast Mental Health and Specialist Services staff have been deployed to help with the relief efforts in Townsville this week, providing support to anyone experiencing significant stress following the disastrous floods. They join teams from West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and Metro South Hospital and Health Service.


Children’s unit celebrates five years of critical care

Past and present patients touched by the specialised care provided by Gold Coast Health’s Children’s Critical Care Unit (CCCU) have joined staff to recognise the unit’s fifth anniversary in Gold Coast University Hospital’s parklands.


Rhea’s research part of historic Lancet issue

Gold Coast Health breast surgeon Dr Rhea Liang has become a part of history this month by having her research study published in The Lancet’s first edition devoted to women.


Facts on falls show more caution is needed with ladders

Gold Coasters are being urged to take more care when using ladders and scaffold to access high places.


December data confirms record year for emergency departments

Presentations to Gold Coast emergency departments increased by 5 per cent in December 2018 compared to December 2017, performance data released today has shown.